Brantwood: The home of John Ruskin:

Brantwood: The home of John Ruskin:

Brantwood: The home of John Ruskin:

Brantwood was the home of John Ruskin, who was one of the greatest figures of the Victorian age.

Ruskin lived in this magnificent house on the east side of Coniston for 28 years after he moved from London in 1872 to find peace and healing.

The house is situated in a most beautiful setting overlooking Coniston Water and was bought as a centre of study and quiet reflection.

Furthermore, it is set amid 250 acres of gardens which were designed and built by Ruskin himself.

There are beautiful views over Lake Coniston and the Old Man from the hillside garden, and, in summer, you can catch the vintage steamer Gondola here to make a special day to remember.

The house contains many fine paintings including JMW Turner and beautiful furniture.

Incidentally, to this day, the house retains the character of its most famous resident.

Ruskin was one of the most important figures in the Victorian period; he was a theorist and passionate critic of society.

Above all, was a famous writer, critic, artist and social reformer.

Brantwood remains a place of inspiration with magnificent views of Coniston Water and the Lakeland mountains.

As a final point, a children’s house and garden trails are available during the holidays.

Brantwood is situated off the B5285 and is 30 minutes away from Lothlorien by car.

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