Although still overcast, we woke to a better day today and after a very pleasant breakfast we set off for Rydal Mount to have a look at the 'Grot' and Rydal Falls. The Grot was built in 1668 specifically to view the falls from it's window. It was the height of the Romantic Picturesque. Not only were people told what to look at, but how to look at it. For all that, it is interesting and the falls are spectacular. We also enjoyed looking at some work by a textile artist in a yurt and some examples were displayed as outdoor sculptures in the woods above the falls.
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