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”.
We're all about bringing people together to enjoy some of life's simple pleasures, whatever the weather. Everyone can enjoy the hands-on fun of our open farm and the pleasures of our artisan village.
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.