John Ruskin bought Brantwood in 1871 and transformed it into the finest country house in the Lake District. Set in 250 acres of gardens, pastures and ancient woods, the house is filled with his drawings, paintings and possessions.
Video presentations and displays provide an insight into his work and thinking. Brantwood also has visiting exhibitions, Ruskin readings and drawing workshops.
Jumping Jenny’s overlooks Coniston Water and serves tea, sandwiches and more.
Brantwood is open all year: daily from mid-March to mid-November and Wednesday to Sunday from mid-November to mid-March.