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Birdoswald Roman Fort
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD

Standing high above a meander in one of the most picturesque locations, Birdoswald was an important base for some 1000 roman soldiers.

 
 
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.

 
 
Muncaster Castle
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Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ

Historic haunted Castle home to the Pennington family for 800 years. A 70-acre garden famous for its collection of rhododendrons and azaleas set against the stunning backdrop of the Lakeland fells. World Owl Centre home to over 40 species.

 
 
Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ

Visitor centre with interactive exhibitions, Mawson gardens, adventure playground, shop and information centre. Lakeshore access for all.

 
 
Lowther Castle & Gardens
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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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Cumbria Tourist Guides

Cumbria, CA4

An association of professionally trained guides, all hold the coveted Blue Badge Guides for Cumbria & the Lake District National Park. They have a love and in-depth knowledge of the region as well as an excellent general knowlege of the UK.

 
 
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
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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

 
 
Fell Foot Park

Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN

Discover this lakeshore Victorian park on the east shore of Windermere. Just the place for families to enjoy access to Windermere with picnic areas, boat hire and tea room.

 
 
Low Sizergh Barn

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.

 
 
Carlisle Castle
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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.

 
 
Steam Yacht Gondola
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Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN

Float back to Victorian times as you indulge in a luxurious cruise on captivating Coniston water in this exquisite steam-powered craft.

 
 
Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre
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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, Lakeside
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Lakeside Pier Visitor Centre, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

Steamers and launches sail daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. Additional summer routes. Timetabled services.

 
 
Ullswater Steamers
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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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Wray Castle
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Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA

A Victorian mock-gothic Castle, on the western shore of Lake Windermere. Empty of original furniture, guided tours, children's activities, café, grounds extending to the lake.

 
 
The Cartmel Tour
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Cartmel Village Car Park, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QB

 
 
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