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”.
Heritage steam journey with a choice of open-top and cosy covered carriages. The journey traverses seven miles from the Lake District coastal village of Ravenglass to the foot of England's highest mountains, Scafell
Beatrix Potter's small cottage, full of her personal possessions, with traditional cottage garden. Her paintings of the House and garden were used to illustrate many of her tales.
A steam-hauled train over the Settle and Carlisle railway with sightseeing in Appleby or Carlisle.