Brantwood: A Paradise of Art & Nature

Enjoy a trip to John Ruskin’s home in our short film about Brantwood, a paradise of art and nature in the Lake District.

Take one of the National Trust’s 19th century Steam Yacht Gondolas across Coniston Water to Brantwood, home of John Ruskin, the writer, artist and social reformer.

Brantwood is a paradise of art & nature, located on the shores of Coniston Water

This splendid Lake District house is a cultural delight – full of art, objects and stories, while outside you can discover the range of trails threading through the scenic 250-acre estate.

During your visit make sure you make time to enjoy some café culture at The Terrace, Brantwood’s idyllically located coffee house and restaurant overlooking Coniston Water and The Old Man, serving delicious homemade treats daily from 10am – 5pm.

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Brantwood, Coniston LA21 8AD


Enjoy adventures by bike and boat – in Grizedale Forest and on Coniston Water!

While you’re in the area why not head over to the Ruskin Museum – a veritable cabinet of curiosities telling The Story of Coniston: a voyage of discovery from the first Stone Age fell-walkers to the enlightened John Ruskin and from the literary classic of Swallows and Amazons to speed ace Donald Campbell and the iconic Bluebird K7.