Places to eat
Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ
Set on the shores of Derwentwater in Keswick, Theatre by the Lake is Cumbria's only year-round professional producing theatre. Hosting a wide range of visiting drama, music, dance, talks, comedy and film.
Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH
Wordsworth's most famous home where he lived from 1799 to 1808. This hub of art, literature and creativity has a programme of exhibitions and events from craft workshops, poetry readings and free children’s activities.
Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW
Heritage steam engines haul open-top and cosy covered carriages from the Lake District coastal village of Ravenglass to the foot of England's highest mountains.
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.
Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE
Known nationally as a centre for world-class theatre, music, art and events, the Brewery has a 450 capacity music venue, three cinemas, two visual arts galleries, drama studio, darkroom facilities, meeting rooms, great restaurant/cafe/bar.
Levens, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD
Elizabethan mansion and world famous topiary gardens designed by M Beaumont in 1694, fountain garden and buttery, licenced restaurant and gift shop.
Mawbray Hayrigg, Silloth, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 4LL
This has something for everyone. The Farm Park has lots of friendly farm animals in 16 paddocks, large Playbarn with huge indoor play area and more; a Cumbrian Craftbarn and Tearoom.
Tewitfield, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1JH
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.
Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE
Medieval House with Tudor additions surrounded by a superb garden and large estate. Has been lived in by the Strickland family for over 760 years. Learn about the Elizabethan carvings and contents of the castle, and the gardens.
Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RD
Go wild & experience a world of wildlife! There's over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra. Rare and endangered species like Gibbons and Asian Fishing Cats, plus family favourites like lemurs and Meerkats. A great day out for all the family.
Myers Farm, Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 0SW
Nature reserve with special wildlife, nature trails with birdwatching hides, RSPB shop, visitor centre and tea room. A great day out.
Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW
Set in the inspirational Howgills, over 4 floors you'll find heritage displays and original working looms, resident artists whose work is for sale, regularly changing exhibitions, displays and sales of arts and crafts.
Poplin Dub, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT
Walled tea garden and cycle café overlooking Greystoke Castle Estate for cyclists and walkers with parking 300yds away. Aga baking,light lunches and home-made cordials. Also hosting numerous quirky workshops and creative days
Brockhole, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ
Visitor centre with interactive exhibitions, Mawson gardens, adventure playground, shop and information centre. Lakeshore access for all.
Cark in Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7PL
Family home to the Cavendish's, Victorian wing, glorious gardens and parkland, woodlands, food hall, gift shop and courtyard cafe.
Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS
Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX
Wordsworth House and Garden was the childhood home of William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy.
Walby, Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle, CA6 4QL
Cumbria's multi-award winning all-weather attraction on our family farm, meet our friendly animals, try out our exciting indoor and outdoor play areas and explore our nature trail. Our Curly Tails Cafe is open from 10.00 until 17.00.
Low Sizergh Farm, Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE
National award-winning farm shop, tea room and craft gallery in a fabulous barn on a woking family dairy farm in the South Lakes.
West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7LY
Home to the Copeland museum collection, gallery and new harbourside restaurant. From early history to modern day, The Beacon offers fun and learning for the whole family.
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.
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.
Unthank, Nr. Hutton-in-the -Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TG
Beautifully converted 17thC farm buildings. Changing exhibitions, vegetarian restaurant, gift shop and puppet theatre.
Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF
Askham Hall has 12-acres of beautiful gardens (with an edible theme), an animal viewing area and a stylish rustic café.
Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4BH
Explore 350 years of social history beautifully illustrated within 77 inspiring, colourful, modern embroidered panels. Shop, Cafe, audio guides, film, interactive displays, children's activities.
Underskiddaw, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QE
Family-run historic house with strong literary connections. Live piano music and children's quiz in the house. Woodland playgrounds, heather maze, lakeside and poetry walk in the grounds.Great tearoom specialising in Cumbrian food.
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