explore cumbria's landscape & historic sites

  • lake district waterfalls
  • historic buildings
  • lakes and rivers
  • woodland
  • lake district mountains
  • nature reserves
Lowther Castle & Gardens

Penrith

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.

 
 
 
Carlisle Castle

Carlisle

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.

 
 
 
Wray Castle

Ambleside

A mock-gothic Castle, on the western shore of Windermere. Empty of original furniture, this is a place for all the family to enjoy. Join a guided tour to learn more about the castle's colourful history.

 
 
 
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