explore cumbria's landscape & historic sites

  • lake district waterfalls
  • historic buildings
  • lakes and rivers
  • woodland
  • lake district mountains
  • nature reserves
Sizergh Castle and Garden

Kendal

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.

 
 
 
Birdoswald Roman Fort

Brampton

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

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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