Graythwaite Hall Gardens
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Graythwaite Hall Gardens were planted about 1890 by Thomas Mawson, (see Brockhole) The resultant Arts and Crafts style design, scattered with sundials by architect Dan Gibson, is a delight in spring when the rhododendrons, azaleas and flowering shrubs are in glorious bloom.
There is a Dutch Garden, yew hedges and topiary, and a formal rose garden as well. Best in: spring.
The 17th-century country house of Graythwaite Hall is not open to the public, but the woods surrounding the Graythwaite estate were a favourite walking spot for William Wordsworth, and provide the backdrop for the Beatrix Potter story, 'The Fairy Caravan'.
About Graythwaite Hall
Address: Newby Bridge, Cumbria, England, LA12 8BA
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: off the A590, midway between Newby Bridge and Hawkshead on the W shore of Lake Windermere
Website: Graythwaite Hall
OS: SD372 914
Photo Credit: Oliver Dixon, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Stott Park Bobbin Mill - 2 miles (Museum)
Hill Top - 2.7 miles (Historic Building)
Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House - 2.8 miles (Historic Building)
Fell Foot Park - 2.8 miles (Countryside)
Grizedale Forest Park - 2.9 miles (Countryside)
Lakeland Motor Museum - 3.8 miles (Museum)
Hawkshead Grammar School - 4.3 miles (Historic Building)
Brantwood - 4.4 miles (Museum)
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