Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Directions and Parking

From the South by car

Leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow signs for the South Lakes and Windermere (dual carriageway). At the roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway take the first left, following signs for Crook and Bowness-on-Windermere on the B5284. After 6 miles arrive at a T junction at the bottom of a hill, turn left on to the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road). Follow the brown tourism signs and after ½ mile fork right on to the B5360.

From the North by car

Leave the M6 at junction 40 and follow signs for Keswick (A66) and Windermere (A591) via Grasmere and Ambleside. At Windermere follow signs for Bowness-on-Windermere. Once in Bowness-on-Windermere, follow the brown tourism signs to Blackwell which is situated just off the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road) on the B5360.


Blackwell is one of Britain’s finest Arts & Crafts historic houses from the turn of the last century and survives in a truly remarkable state of preservation retaining its original decorative features, including the rare and fragile hessian wall-hangings in the Dining Room. One of the real joys of Blackwell lies in its wealth of detail, from the leaf-shaped door handles and curious window catches to spectacular plasterwork, stained glass and carved wooden panelling. Blackwell remains an internationally important icon of Arts & Crafts architecture.

Access guide

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Mobility Impaired Access
  • Hearing System
  • WC Adapted
  • Parking for Blue Badge Holders


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