Photo: statue in Rydal Hall grounds.

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 with disabled access, are available for all visitors to our gardens, Tea Shop and those passing through the Estate on walks.

We have many visitors during the year and our aim is to provide good quality facilities for all who visit.

If you are looking for a day out or to stay at Rydal Hall, we have a variety of accommodation, from enjoying the outdoors in Eco-pods and camping, a 29-bedroom bunkhouse, 2 self-catering cottages and bedrooms in the main Hall. Our Old School Tea Shop is situated beside Rydal Beck. Sitting there with a cuppa and a slice of chocolate Guinness cake lends itself to a very relaxing end to a strenuous walk or a gentler stroll through the Estate.

Whether you come on your own or with friends and family, we invite you to take time to explore our ever-evolving sculpture path. Starting at the back of the Tea Shop walk through the woods alongside the beck around many sculptures of metal, wood and textiles and our newly created pond. Watching wildlife from our Hyde will connect you to the life of the woodland. Alternatively, walk away from the Tea Shop, through the formal gardens and into the Quiet Garden, a hidden gem of peace and tranquillity. Listening to the birds and feeling the breeze will take you to a place away from life’s hectic highway. Sit and stare at the water from the Grot, built-in 1668 for that very purpose, and if the sun shines you can even take a dip in Rydal Beck.

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