Photo: statue in Rydal Hall grounds.

Water Bottles - 100% Recyclable Made From Sugar Cane

Water Bottles - 100% Recyclable Made From Sugar Cane

1st September 2019

As part of our environmental ethos we, at Rydal Hall, are trying to eliminate plastic as much as we can. Therefore we no longer sell plastic water bottles in our Tea Shop or include them in our...

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Touch me not Balsam & Netted Carpet Moth in Our Quiet Gardens

Touch me not Balsam & Netted Carpet Moth in Our Quiet Gardens

22nd August 2019

Touch me not Balsam & Netted Carpet Moth in Our Quiet Gardens

As part of the conservation of species, the Rydal Hall Estates and Gardens Team has provided a...

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An Improved Visit to Rydal Hall

An Improved Visit to Rydal Hall

14th August 2019

After several years, Rydal Hall has renovated the old toilet block behind our Tea Shop. These have been built by Chris Parker and Sons. The 6 toilets, including one...

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Risotto on Loughrigg Fell

Risotto on Loughrigg Fell

2nd July 2019

Loughrigg Fell just on the outskirts of Ambleside and thirty minutes from Rydal Hall is a superb vantage point for the surrounding fells. For one so short in stature it makes up for any...

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Flora of the Fells Original Paintings by Marianne Birkby

Flora of the Fells Original Paintings by Marianne Birkby

1st July 2019

Lakeland Artist Marianne Birkby returns to Rydal Hall with an exhibition of new paintings all inspired by the diversity of flora on the Cumbrian fells. The paintings...

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An ascent of Korichuma 5,500 m. Quimsa Cruz, Bolivia

An ascent of Korichuma 5,500 m.  Quimsa Cruz,  Bolivia

20th June 2019

Martin Scrowston our Estates Manager along with his friend Mike Hope set off at the beginning of June to Bolivia for a thrilling and unique expedition. 

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Retreats: Top marks for hospitality

Retreats: Top marks for hospitality

17th May 2019

We, at Rydal, strive to give our guests a great experience, where they can come and enjoy this beautiful spot in the Lake District.

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Bug Hotel

Bug Hotel

7th May 2019

The Estates Team hosted Ambleside School, year groups 3 and 4 joined us for a day of fun-filled activities, creating ‘bug hotels’ (a habitat for bugs) to be placed in...

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Easter House Party 2019

Easter House Party 2019

22nd April 2019

We have had a great time celebrating Jesus’s resurrection.

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New loos for the Tea Shop & Garden visitors!

New loos for the Tea Shop & Garden visitors!

11th April 2019

We are now in the process of building new toilets for the convenience of all visitors to Rydal Hall.

The building has started at the end of March and we hope that by June the new toilets...

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TOM HARRISON HOUSE TEAM VISITED RYDAL HALL IN APRIL 2019

TOM HARRISON HOUSE TEAM VISITED RYDAL HALL IN APRIL 2019

8th April 2019

Groups of ex-servicemen and women, who on returning home from war zones where terrible atrocities of war were witnessed, have hit on very difficult times. Tom Harrison...

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National Garden Scheme 2019

National Garden Scheme 2019

24th March 2019

We are very pleased to be one of the National Garden Scheme’s ‘gardens open for charity 2019’.

Our gardens are normally open all year round but today we get to welcome visitors that...

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Tom Harrison House’s Crew visit us in winter time….

Tom Harrison House’s Crew visit us in winter time….

19th January 2019

We are very pleased to see how the Tom Harrison House charity is helping many people through recovery focus activities.

It is always such a great pleasure to have them at Rydal. We hope...

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Garden Award

Garden Award

8th November 2018

Rydal Hall has been given a Highly Commended award for the gardens in the Visitor Attractions & Historic Houses category

by Ambleside and Lakes Parish in Bloom 2018...

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Nan Stewart’s 100th birthday!

Nan Stewart’s 100th birthday!

14th October 2018

This weekend we were proud to welcome Mrs Nan Stewart, from North Berwick, and four generations of her family. They chose Rydal Hall as their venue to celebrate her 100th birthday...

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Record rainfall!

Record rainfall!

13th October 2018

78.6mm of rainfall was measured at Rydal Hall, the highest amount recorded this year.

The Hydro- electric plant was working at its full potential producing 490kw of power.

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Cumbria Green Build Festival

Cumbria Green Build Festival

4th October 2018

Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAFS) is a charity based in Penrith who works with individuals, businesses and communities to help them become more sustainable.

Every year CAFS...

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More horsepower at Rydal Hall

More horsepower at Rydal Hall

29th April 2017

Rydal Hall is using traditional methods to restore a natural woodland on their 34 acre estate. The woods were previously a plantation to provide fuel and building materials for the 17th Century...

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Rydal Hall assists ex-forces to tackle addiction

Rydal Hall assists ex-forces to tackle addiction

23rd January 2017

The calm and beauty of Rydal Hall, in the heart of the English Lake District, is providing working breaks to groups of volunteers from Tom Harrison House, a specialist facility providing addiction...

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