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Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre

    Information Centre, free entry

    Contact

    Information Desk at Brockhole

    015394 46601

    Address

    Brockhole,
    Windermere,
    Cumbria,
    LA23 1LJ

    Events at this Venue

    Details

    Enjoy a day out at the National Park Visitor Centre. Our indoor exhibitions, the famous Thomas Mawson gardens and an exciting adventure playground ensure something for all the family.
    Take a boat trip from our jetty to Waterhead. We also have special event days.
    Visit the cafe for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea and browse around our shop for books and gifts to take home. Ask our helpful information team to plan your stay in the Lake District.
    Out in the grounds enjoy 10 acres of formal gardens, where acid soil and a mild aspect means you will see many unusual plants. There are 20 acres of wild flower meadow and woodland with a wide variety of trees and plants.
    Entry is free; car park charges only. Booked coach groups park for free. Book in a group for lunch or afternoon tea to enjoy a discount in our cafe.
    Customers with limited mobility are well catered for. Ask to use our Brockmobile to gain access to the garden or be collected from the car park. We also electric scooter's and wheelchair's for you to borrow free of charge.

    For further details see www.brockhole.co.uk

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

    Good facilities whatever the weather, with plenty to do indoors and outdoors. We also have jetty to public launch on Windermere and popular adventure playground. Boat trips on Windermere Lake Cruises available. Canoe, kayak and sailing tuition/hire in the summer.

    Prices

    Free entry

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Good facilities whatever the weather, with plenty to do indoors and outdoors. We also have jetty to public launch on Windermere and popular adventure playground. Boat trips on Windermere Lake Cruises available. Canoe, kayak and sailing tuition/hire in the summer.

    Location

    Directions

    Plan route to Brockhole: Lake District Visitor Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 389010  Lat: 54.40138 Long: -2.94189

    By Bus: It is easy to get to Brockhole by bus. Both the 599 open top service and the 555 bus provide regular services between Bowness and Grasmere, so why not sit back and enjoy the view? The 555 runs between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops outside the entrance.

    By Boat: The Jetty at Brockhole offers links with Windermere Lake Crusies to Bowness, Ambleside and Wray Castle. We're on the Green Cruise – circular trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead and Wray Castle then returning to Brockhole. And the Red Cruise – circular request trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead, Bowness and returning.

    By Train: The nearest railway station is Windermere, some two miles south of Brockhole, offering train services to Kendal and Oxenholme . A bus (555 or 559), bike or taxi would then be needed for the final link of the journey.

    By Bike: There is a cycle path along some stretches of the A592 road between Windermere and Brockhole mainly recommended for experienced bikers. The 800 Bike Bus (Windermere to Haverthwaite) stops nearby and can carry up to 12 bikes.

    On Foot: There is a footway all along the A592 between Windermere and Brockhole. Plus bridleways descend from the hills to the east near the site if you fancy the scenic route. Visit the National Trust website for detail sof walks.

    By Car: Conveniently located on A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Windermere station