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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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Kankku
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Victoria Forge, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD

Kankku has specially prepared 4x4 vehicles that you drive on rough and rocky scenic trails through the Lake District National Park.

 
 
Lakeland Miniature Village

The Coach House, Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7LE

A fascinating insight to the buildings of Lakelands yesteryear. Buildings made from local Coniston slate. Depict Cumbrian houses and farms all hand-made by Edward Robinson. Oriental garden.

 
 
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.

 
 
Muncaster Castle
VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness
VistEngland VAQAS

The Promenade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ

Windermere Lake Cruises offer more than a ferry service. We hold private charters, lunch cruises, buffet cruises, corporate hospitality, public sailings and group travel. Steamers and launches sail daily throughout the year from Bowness.

 
 
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.

 
 
Rookin House Activity Centre
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Rookin House Activity Centre, Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SS

Wide range of activities including Horse Riding, Quad Biking, Go-Karting, Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Stalwart Army truck, Paintballing, Air Rifles and many more!

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

 
 
Old Hall Farm
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Bouth, Ulverston, LA12 8JA

 
 
The Gallery Yew Tree Barn
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Low Newton, Newton-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6JP

The perfect place to find design-led crafts, jewellery, art, ceramics, furniture, accessories, cards and gifts. Featuring quality makers and designers, many from Cumbria.

 
 
Whinlatter Forest Park & Visitor Centre
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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.

 
 
Steam Yacht Gondola
VistEngland VAQAS

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.

 
 
Birdoswald Roman Fort
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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.

 
 
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.