Brockhole is a beautiful house, bought in the 1860s by a Manchester textile merchant as a place to spend his leisure time and, obviously, to emphasise his status amongst his fellow northern businessmen. The house is set in 30 acres of amazing terraced gardens which reach down to Windemere's shore.
The landscaped gardens are a joy, full of vibrant colour and life, teeming with birds and butterflies on summer days. The author, Beatrix Potter, was a regular visitor to Brockhole on the 19th Century and mentions the place fondly in her journals, as do I!
Inside the house there are all kinds of interactive exhibitions and film shows about all aspects of the National Park -- history, geology...Read More