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[Lake District visit continued from Part 2]

From the web site:

"Rydal Mount, in the heart of the Lake District, lies between Ambleside and Grasmere and commands glorious views of Lake Windermere, Rydal Water and the surrounding fells.

"This was Wordsworth's best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80. It was here that he wrote many of his poems, revised and improved much of his earlier works and published the final version of his most famous poem 'Daffodils'."

Rydal Water, a short distance north of Windermere and east of Grasmere, seen from Wordsworth's garden

Rydal Water

Bluebells... I'm sure they were very early this year (for the Lake District)

Loughrigg from Wordsworth's garden, looking south

A feature of the garden

The mound

View from the Norse Mound

This little girl looked so cute, couldn't resist taking a photo

Wordsworth's house is perched on the hillside above Rydal Water

A lovely place to have a greenhouse

View from inside the house. Unlike many historic homes that you visit, photography is allowed if you don't use a flash.

Wordsworth's drawing room... and you can sit on most of the seats and sofas in this house, except for delicate ones specially marked. It's a very homely place and if you want sit and read a book for half an hour, no problem! (HDR photo)

...and his study up in the attic, from which you can see all the way to Windermere

[Lake District visit continues in Part 4]