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Free Admission to Brantwood - Historic Country Home.

Brantwood was the historic home of John Ruskin, 1872 - 1900. John Ruskin was one of the most important figures of the 19th century

We now have two permits that allow two people per permit FREE access to Brantwood, these offer full access to the main house and gardens.

There is a cafe on site so refreshments available throughout the day.

An excellent way to approach Brantwood is by boat, the steamboat 'The Gondola' owned by the National Trust is well worth using and operates between Easter and October. Coniston Launch offers boat rides all year round.

If you do decide to drive to Brantwood there is free parking provided.