I have driven past here thousands of times over the years and finally visited. Rydal Mount was the last home of William Wordsworth before he died. A lot more luxurious and spacious compared to his first home of Dove Cottage. It is where he wrote one of his most famous poems “Daffodils”.
The house is still in ownership of the Wordsworth family. In the attic which was where William Wordsworth worked when he was Poet Laureate, you could imagine him being inspired by the view and his surroundings. The house is stunning and we had it all to ourselves. It is only £7.50 admission but as we have a “My Cumbria” card bought that down to £6.00. It is worth every penny.
After his daughter Dora died in 1847, William went down to the field between Rydal Mount and the main road, and together with his wife, sister and gardener, planted hundreds of daffodils as a memorial to Dora. Dora’s Field now belongs to the National Trust.
So glad I have finally visited here and must revisit when the daffodils are out.