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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.

 
 
Ullswater Steamers
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Gold AwardCumbria Business Environment Network - Gold AwardSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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

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

 
 
Carlisle Castle
VistEngland VAQAS

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.

 
 
Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin
Historic Houses Association Member

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD

Brantwood, the former home of eminent Victorian John Ruskin and a treasure house of art and memorabilia. The 250-acre estate comprises 8 unique gardens, ancient woodland, high moors and meadows.

 
 
Lowther Castle & Gardens
Hudsons Heritage Explorer PassSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HG

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Cumberland 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.

 
 
Platty + Limited
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Lodore Boat Landings, Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UX

Tuition/hire in canoes, kayaks, sailing boats, dragon boat, Viking longship voyager canoe on Derwentwater, individuals/groups/families/special needs catered for.

 
 
Aira Force Waterfall

Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JS

The tumbling waterfall of Aira Force, drops an impressive 65 feet and can be reached by strolling through ancient woodland and landscaped glades. The perfect place for a family and picnic.

 
 
Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre
VistEngland VAQAS

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.

 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead
VistEngland VAQAS

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.

 
 
Whinlatter Forest Park & Visitor Centre
VistEngland VAQAS

Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

Whinlatter Forest Park is England's only true mountain forest. Rising to 790 metres above sea level Whinlatter offers spectacular views of the Lake District and into Scotland.

 
 
Heron Corn Mill
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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

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

 
 
Lakeland Motor Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

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.

 
 
Keswick Canoe & Bushcraft

Lake Road, Keswick, CA12 5DJ

Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft is based in the heart of the Lake District National Park in the bustling town of Keswick. We are specialist providers of canoe tours, bush craft and wilderness skills, river trips and canoe expeditions.

 
 
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW

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

 
 
Old Hall Farm
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Bouth, Ulverston, LA12 8JA