Bridge House, England

Photo © Smabs Sputzer

This tiny two-room house is one of the most photographed buildings in The Lake District, and has also been a popular subject for many artists, including JMW Turner.

Bridge House was built on a bridge over Stock Beck in order to avoid land tax. It was originally constructed as an apple store for nearby Ambleside Hall, but it is said to once have housed a family with six children!

The building was bought by local people in 1926, and then passed into the care of the National Trust. It now makes up part of the Trust’s Windermere and Troutbeck property.

Now serving as a rather snug information centre for the National Trust, Bridge House is an interesting but unusual tourist attraction.

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