The Bridge House

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Recommended by 35 out of 36 hikers

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  • Brian

    The growth of old Ambleside is associated with a succession of families dating back to the early 14th century. The Braithwaites were an incredibly influential family and originally built Bridge House to access their lands on the other side of Stock Beck and also to store apples from their orchards, which surrounded Bridge House.

    It’s pretty spectacular that Bridge House has survived throughout the centuries as Ambleside has changed and developed around it.

    Its survival could be down to its many practical uses over the decades which include being used as a counting house for the mills of Rattle Ghyll, a tea-room, a weaving shop, a cobbler's, a chair maker's and, at one time, a home to a family of eight!

    • May 17, 2016

  • Brian

    It’s pretty spectacular that Bridge House has survived throughout the centuries as Ambleside has changed and developed around it.

    Its survival could be down to its many practical uses over the decades which include being used as a counting house for the mills of Rattle Ghyll, a tea-room, a weaving shop, a cobbler's, a chair maker's and, at one time, a home to a family of eight!

    • August 22, 2017

  • David

    This can be seen on your left if you drive along the road that goes to Grasmere. It has parking just behind it and is well worth a visit.

    • April 24, 2018

  • Breeze

    Hard to believe a family of eight once lived here!

    • September 2, 2019

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Location: Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

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