Rydal, Cumbria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rydal
RydalCumbria.jpg
Rydal, Cumbria
Rydal is located in Cumbria
Rydal
Rydal
 Rydal shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY362046
Civil parish Lakes
District South Lakeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AMBLESIDE
Postcode district LA22
Dialling code 015394
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Westmorland and Lonsdale
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria

Coordinates: 54°25′59″N 2°58′59″W / 54.433°N 2.983°W / 54.433; -2.983

Rydal is a village in Cumbria, England. It is a small cluster of houses, church and hotel on the A591 road midway between Ambleside and Grasmere.

Historically part of Westmorland, Rydal is significant in the history of English Romantic literature. William Wordsworth lived at Rydal Mount from 1813 to 1850. Dr Thomas Arnold, notable headmaster of Rugby School, had a summer home at Fox How in nearby Under Loughrigg. Arnold's son, the poet Matthew Arnold, was a frequent visitor and a close friend of Wordsworth. At the northern end of Rydal Water is White Moss House, believed to be the only house owned by Wordsworth, which he bought for his son, Willie and which remained in the Wordsworth family until the 1930s.[1]

References[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Rydal, Cumbria at Wikimedia Commons