explore and enjoy the arts & culture on offer in cumbria
In England’s Lake District, familiar things are made extraordinary by the landscape. There’s outstanding culture in inspiring settings, and a creative energy that puts the Lakes in a class of its own: artworks in mountains and forests, galleries and artists’ studios, intimate venues and outdoor stages, and a packed programme of festivals, all within a few short miles.
Big-name writers, artists and thinkers have long found inspiration here. Tourists have been visiting for more than 200 years – for adventures for the body and soul, the mind and spirit - because, in the words of Lonely Planet, the Lake District offers “enough to fill a lifetime of visits”.
This award-winning museum takes you and your family back through time to tell the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants.
Wordsworth's most famous home where he was inspired to write most of his poetry. Take an entertaining guided tour around Dove Cottage and explore the museum and special exhibition. Special activities for families.
Striking castle ruins with 130 acres of historic garden dating back 350 years, undergoing gradual recovery and restoration. A beautiful fully restored stable courtyard offers cafe and shop facilities.