OFFER: 2 for 1 on gardens admission

Valid: All year
More Information: This offer is available all year round and applies to two people per MyCumbria card.

Please note: this offer is only applicable to garden admission and does not include any special events at Brantwood


Update 08/07/20:

Brantwood gardens open daily 10.30-5pm from 27th July

  • Explore the historic Gardens and lush woodland
  • Al Fresco Dining on the Terrace
  • Local Artist exhibitions in the Studio

Enjoy Long lazy summer days exploring Brantwood 250 acre estate. Arrive to Brantwood from the lake – approaching the house from the Lake is the best way to really appreciate the setting, nestled into the wooded backdrop. Learn about the fascinating life and legacy of John Ruskin through the gardens and woodland trails. Connect with the lush, verdant landscape through exploration, observation and art.

Enjoy a wonderful chef-made Al Fresco meal on the Terrace – and enjoy one of the finest café views in the Lakes. If you just fancy an ice cream or a picnic, all are available from our newly erected visitor admissions booth in the car park.

Safety is our number one priority and measures have been taken to ensure visitors can enjoy their time with us and know they are being cared for – from table service at the Terrace to new one-way trails through the gardens and estate.



A historic house, extensive gardens, museum and vibrant centre for the arts, Ruskin’s former home has a wealth of things to see and do for the whole family. Brantwood, and the gardens he laid out around the house, offer a fascinating insight into the world of John Ruskin and the last 28 years of his life spent in the Lakes. Filled with many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and Ruskin’s personal treasures, the house retains the character of its famous resident. Visitors are free to explore the rooms and house stewards are on hand to answer questions. Children admission is free.

The Terrace Cafe

Situated in Brantwood’s former coach house, The Terrace offers a unique combination of sublime scenery, cultural heritage, and casual coffee house culture. Our menu presents a variety of creative and seasonal dishes including hot lunches, salads and specials, served by our bright and attentive team.

Cakes, scones and savoury baked goods are available all day, alongside barista coffee and tea. We also offer a range of local beers, cocktails, gins and soft drinks. Our popular lunch menu is available from 12pm until 3pm, and changes with the seasons. Well behaved dogs welcome.





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