Rydal Hall Bunkhouse, Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX

Call Bookings Office on 01539 432050


Situated next to Rydal Beck in the heart of the Lake District, Rydal Hall Bunkhouse is a self-contained bunkhouse which can sleep up to 29 people, ideal for groups who prefer a simpler style of accommodation. The Bunkhouse is self-contained for groups looking to cater for themselves, but catered packages are also available. The common room has tables, chairs and a cosy wood-burning stove with a complimentary bag of logs. The fully-equipped stainless steel kitchen has a cooker, microwave, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. As well as en suite facilities to two of the dormitories there are showers and toilets and a drying room on the ground floor. Pillows and pillowcases are provided, but guests are asked to bring their own towels, tea towels and sleeping bags, bed linen, blankets or duvets. Rydal Hall also offers a quiet campsite for individuals and families, eco-pods in the grounds and residential accommodation for up to 50 at the Hall in single, twin, double and family en suite bedrooms.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    Bunkhouse 29: 1x10, 1x9, 1x6, 1x4. Plus campsite, eco-pods, accommodation for 50 in the main hall.
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Youth Centre £320. Discounts & late deals possible. Pods £47.50, £42pn 2+ nights, £37pn 4+ nights.
  • Booking:

    Pre-booking only, deposit payable. Contact by phone or email
  • Directions:

    GR 366 064. Take the A561 from Ambleside to Grasmere, Rydal is reached after 2 miles. By the church turn right and go up lane for 200m.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains at Windermere. National Express at Ambleside. Local Stagecoach service (555) from Lancaster to Keswick 200 yards from the Hall.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Mountain Bike Coast to Coast
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Mountains in the UK Camping Eco Hostels Accessible to disabled people


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Rydal Hall Bunkhouse

Christmas at Rydal Hall

December 8th 2020

Rydal Hall and its bunkhouse are open this Christmas providing festive accommdation in private rooms and self conatined accommdation for a bubble of three familys at the bunkhouse. If you are short of a Christmas present why not give the gift of a future stay the hall with a Rydal Hall gift voucher.

Rydal Hall is closed from 13th to 21st December and from 27 December to 16 January.  Apart from these dates it will be open all of 2021.

Buy your  Rydal Hall gift voucher here.

Rydal Hall

Admired through the ages…

December 4th 2020

Rydal Hall isn’t just a brilliant Grade II listed building, it’s also the site of what is thought to be the UK’s first purpose built viewing platform!

Viewing platforms were popularized just as tourism was becoming an industry. The purpose of viewing platforms was to offer a predetermined spot deemed the best place to enjoy the beauty of nature. When looking out from “The grot” its easy to see why Rydall falls was chosen by nature appreciators of years gone by. Here in Christopher Wordsworths’ own words from his 1851 memoir;

“He accompanied me to the gate and then said if I had a few minutes longer to spare he would like to show me the waterfall which was close by – the lower fall of Rydal. I gladly assented and he led the way across the grounds of Lady Fleming (Rydal Hall) which were opposite to his own to a small summer-house. The moment we opened the door the waterfall was before us. The summer house being so placed as to occupy the exact spot from which it was to be seen. The rocks and shrubbery around closing it in on every side. The effect was magical. The view from the rustic house, the rocky basin into which the water fell and the deep shade in which the whole was enveloped, made it a lovely scene. Wordsworth seemed to have much pleasure in exhibiting this beautiful retreat”

Waterfall from viewing station

We are delighted to welcome you back at Rydal Hall in the Lake District

December 3rd 2020

We are open now until Sunday 13th December then back open again on the 21st December until the 27 December 2020 and open again from the 16 January all the way through the end of the year. You can book online or you can ring us on 015394 32050.

Closed from 13th to 21st December.  And 27 December 2020 to 16 January all the way through the end of the year.


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