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Cumbria Tourist Guides

Cumbria, CA4

An association of professionally trained guides, all hold the coveted Blue Badge Guides for Cumbria & the Lake District National Park. They have a love and in-depth knowledge of the region as well as an excellent general knowlege of the UK.

 
 
Fell Foot

Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN

Family-friendly park with green lawns sloping down to the lakeshore. Just the place to enjoy access to Lake Windermere with picnic areas, boat hire and tea room.

 
 
The Cartmel Tour
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Cartmel Village Car Park, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QB

Lakeland Segway is the best place to Segway in the Lakes. Offering guided Segway tours around the beautiful grounds that surround Cartmel Racecourse and The Holker Estate.

 
 
Lakeland Miniature Village

The Coach House, Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7LE

A fascinating insight to the buildings of Lakelands yesteryear. Buildings made from local Coniston slate. Depict Cumbrian houses and farms all hand-made by Edward Robinson. Oriental garden.

 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead
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Waterhead Pier, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EY

Windermere Lake Cruises offer more than just a ferry service. We hold private charters, lunch cruises, buffet cruises, corporate hospitality, public sailings, group travel.Steamers and launches sail daily throughout the year from Waterhead.

 
 
Carlisle Castle
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Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR

A massive medieval fortress founded to protect historic city of Carlisle in 1092. Hear about its role in sieges and stories about the ghastly prison.

 
 
Hutton-in-the-Forest Historic House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TH

Historic house and gardens based on a medieval pele towers with substantial 17th, 18th and 19thC additions. Extensive gardens in woodland setting walled garden, topiary, woodland walk and lake with cascade.

 
 
Old Hall Farm
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Bouth, Ulverston, LA12 8JA

A traditional Lake District working farm, using Shire horses and vintage machinery including steam to actively farm.

 
 
Heron Corn Mill
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Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7PQ

A living heritage site, with Grade II* listed working watermill and hydropower station.

 
 
The Pencil Museum

Southey Works, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NG

Enter the museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine, journey through the history of pencil making at the worlds longest pencil and finally relax in our coffee shop, while the kids follow the quiz trails.

 
 
Birdoswald Roman Fort
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Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD

Standing high above a meander in one of the most picturesque locations, Birdoswald was an important base for some 1000 roman soldiers.

 
 
Ullswater Steamers
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The Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0US

The ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a cruise on a beautiful lake with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District.

 
 
Lakeland Motor Museum
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Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8TA

A unique combination of interrelated stories and a fascinating visitor experience. Over 100 years of motoring history, the Campbell Bluebird exhibition, IOM TT tribute display and the Leven Valley heritage centre. Gift shop and Cafe Ambio.

 
 
Honister Slate Mine
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN

The last working slate mine in England. Fully guided mine tours and Via Ferrata. Browse the visitor centre. Our Sky Hi cafe serves freshly prepared, locally sourced, paninis, and soups.

 
 
The Heaton Cooper Studio

The Studio, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SX

Art gallery and art shop run by the Heaton Cooper family, selling original paintings and prints from 4 generations of the family.

 
 
Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre
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Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

Grizedale Forest has activities for all ages from mountain biking to relaxing walks, Go-Ape to sculpture in the forest. The visitor centre includes the forest shop, Cafe in the Forest and Grizedale Mountain Bikes bike hire and shop.

 
 
Wray Castle
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Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA

A mock-gothic Castle, on the western shore of Windermere. Empty of original furniture, this is a place for all the family to enjoy. Join a guided tour to learn more about the castle's colourful history.

 
 
Allan Bank
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Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QZ

Make yourself comfortable in the former home of National Trust Founder, Canon Rawnsley. Only partially restored and decorated, this isn’t a typical National Trust experience.