Rydal Hall-Church of England

Rydal Hall

Elegant Rydal Hall is a lovely place to explore. It is set between the slopes on Nab Scar and the tranquil beauty of Rydal Water, which is incidentally privately owned.

Set in over 30 acres, close to Rydal Water, it is a perfect place to walk and breathe in the clear Cumbrian air.

Rydal Water is fed by the Rothay flowing from Grasmere. The two lakes are separated by White Moss, a wooded area popular with visitors.

Rydal is one of Wordsworth’s favoured spots and he frequently walked down to its banks to sit and contemplate when he lived at Rydal.

The views are stunning with Rydal Hall, boasting amazing views over the Rothay Valley.

In particular, the grounds are a perfect place to relax and enjoy this beautiful part of the world.

Undoubtedly, both visually and historically, Rydal Hall is the most stunning building in Rydal.

Rydal Hall

This magnificent house was built as the country seat of the Le Fleming baronets who can be traced back to 1126.

Originally, the Le Fleming’s lived at Coniston Hall some miles away.

In 1575 they moved to Rydal to the old Hall and built it on a knoll beside the present main road.

Subsequently, in 1681, it was described as ‘now in ruins’.

The new Hall was built by Sir Michael le Fleming in the 16th century.

Further alterations were carried out over the years with the main front dating to the 19th century.

Rydal Hall

Experts consider the Hall to be architecturally fine and listed as Grade II along with terraces, bridges and outbuildings.

Since 1963, Rydal Hall is run by the Church of England Diocese of Carlisle.

Presently, the hall is run as a residential conference and retreat centre. The outbuildings have been converted for a variety of uses. The former Bank Barn has been renamed Bishop Bulley Barn and is used for large meetings and receptions.

There is a Bunkhouse that sleeps 29 people and there are camping grounds with pitches and eco-pods.

Furthermore, it’s a place of hospitality, tranquillity, and spirituality for all.

Rydal Hall

Within the grounds of Rydal Hall are Rydal Falls and The Grot.

They offer visitors a delightful retreat into nature’s beauty.

Rydal Falls, a charming waterfall, cascades gracefully amidst lush greenery, creating a serene atmosphere that captivates the senses.

The soothing sound of water tumbling down the rocks adds to the tranquility of the surroundings, making it a perfect spot for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful escape.

Rydal Hall

Adjacent to Rydal Falls is The Grot, a unique and picturesque feature in the landscape.

The Grot is a charming stone structure adorned with moss and surrounded by vibrant foliage.

Its rustic appearance adds a touch of enchantment to the setting, making it an ideal place for leisurely strolls or quiet contemplation.

Rydal Hall

The Grot serves as a hidden gem, inviting visitors to explore its intriguing design and connect with the natural wonders that abound in Rydal Hall’s grounds.

Together, Rydal Falls and The Grot create a harmonious blend of water, stone, and greenery, providing a tranquil haven for those seeking respite in the heart of nature.

Rydal Hall

The lovely tree-tinged fields (Rydal Park) are the scene of the famous Rydal Sheepdog Trials held in August each year.

If you are looking for a holiday cottage within easy reach of Rydal Hall, please enquire here.



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