Home of Inspiration


This is Brantwood, home of John Ruskin (1819-1900) the artist, writer and champion of the welfare state. Ruskin absorbed the natural world around him and expressed his talents through paintings and poetry. In 1869 he was Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford and established the Ruskin School of Drawing (

The Brantwood Estate is suspended, afloat on the hillside above lake Coniston Water. The house  continues his legacy by exhibiting local artist’s work in a gallery. The gardens display the array of inspiration and the footpaths lead to the lakeside.



8 thoughts on “Home of Inspiration

  1. Nice place! Thank you.

  2. Indeed, a home of inspiration. Beautiful pictures!

    • Cheers for the lovely comment. I feel I must do justice though to this beautiful place and go back in summer. I think I will post again on this subject sometime! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for your support 🙂

  3. a little piece of history…

  4. absolutely beautiful photos. I especially liked the color and clarity of the bird.

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