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26th February 2020
Take a short but fascinating walk through our grounds to discover a wide selection of sculptures.
Things to look out for
Textile Art Our resident artist Dianne Standen focuses...read more
21st January 2020
‘Forest bathing’ is a new wellbeing trend, inspired by the Japanese art of ‘Shinrin-yoku’, which literally translates as ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’.read more
10th January 2020
Here are some walks that you can do while you stay at Rydal Hall:
26th December 2019
During our latest Christmas House Party Amanda and our hosts, Martin and Rita, invited all resident guests and community members of staff to join in their organised...read more
19th November 2019
We are very grateful for the support shown by guests, visitors and the Friends of Rydal Hall. Together we raised £300, which means we can twin five toilets. Toilet...read more
4th November 2019
During the months of November & December, a new collection of photography and paintings by Rebecca Bennett will be on display in our Tea Shop!read more
26th October 2019
In preparation for winter planting, we are giving away the Verbena (Buenos Aires) plant from our circular beds in the Formal Gardens.
The long-lasting blooms of the stunning variety...
25th October 2019
Steve Watts, our resident guide, and his son Matt finished the London Marathon and raised over £4300 for disadvantaged children throughout Greater Manchester and...read more
20th October 2019
We are hosting a free event and exhibition in Rydal Hall to highlight the world's sanitation crisis.
2.3 billion people in the world don’t have a toilet....
27th September 2019
On Friday we had a special visit from Ambleside Primary School Years 5 & 6. As part of their studies on “Mountains & Rivers” they were looking at the question ‘where...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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.read more
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.read more
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...read more
22nd April 2019
We have had a great time celebrating Jesus’s resurrection.read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...
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...read more
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.read more
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...read more
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...read more