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Show more details of Hutton in the Forest
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TH, Tel: 017684 84449, Email, www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk

Historic house based on a medieval pele tower with substantial 17th, 18th and 19thC additions. The house contains fine collections of furniture, ceramics, tapestry and portraits and is still a private residence.

  • Rail station: Penrith (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Dalemain Historic House & Gardens
Historic Houses Association MemberHudsons Heritage Awards - Winner

Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB, Tel: 017684 86450, Email, www.dalemain.com

Dalemain is a fine mixture of medieval, Tudor and early Georgian architecture. The imposing Georgian façade strikes the visitor immediately but in the cobbled courtyard the atmosphere of the north country Tudor manor is secure.

  • Rail station: Penrith (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Rydal Mount and Gardens

Rydal, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LU, Tel: 015394 33002, Email, www.rydalmount.co.uk

Wordsworth's best loved family home for 37 years. It was here that he wrote many of his poems. He became Poet Laureate to Queen Victoria at the age of 74 and was his most successful.

  • Rail station: Windermere (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Levens Hall & Gardens
VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Levens, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD, Tel: 015395 60321, Email, www.levenshall.co.uk

Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion built around a 13thC Pele tower. The much loved home of the Bagot family, visitors often comment on the warm and friendly atmosphere.

  • Rail station: Oxenholme (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Show more details of Wordsworth House at Wordsworth House and Garden
VistEngland VAQASNational TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX, Tel: 01900 824805, Email, www.wordsworthhouse.org.uk

A visit to Wordsworth House and Garden is a unique opportunity to experience late 18th-century life at first hand.

  • Rail station: Maryport (6 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin
Historic Houses Association Member

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD, Tel: 015394 41396, Email, www.brantwood.org.uk

Brantwood house is a registered museum. The 9 rooms that Ruskin used are open to the public. The Severn Studio presents a programme of quality art and craft exhibitions throughout the year.

  • Rail station: Windermere (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Holker Hall and Gardens
VistEngland VAQASHudsons Heritage Explorer Pass

Cark in Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7PL, Tel: 015395 58328, Email, www.holker.co.uk

Victorian stately home, set in 25 acres of stunning gardens and ancient deer park. Holker has its own cafe, gift shop and food hall, and hosts an annual programme of special events.

  • Rail station: Cark-in-Cartmel (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Kirklinton Hall at Kirklinton Hall & Gardens

Kirklinton, Carlisle, CA6 6BB, Tel: 016977 48850, Email, www.kirklintonhall.co.uk

Adjacent to the 12th Century de Boyville stronghold, Kirklinton Hall is said to have been built from its stone. Begun in the 1670’s, extended in the 1870’s and ruined in the 1970’s, the Hall has been a Restoration Great House and RAF base.

  • Rail station: Carlisle (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Show more details of Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House
VistEngland VAQAS

Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT, Tel: 015394 46139, Email, www.blackwell.org.uk

Blackwell is one of England's most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20thC. Designed by MH Baille Scott between 1898 and 1900, it is a superb example of arts and crafts movement.

  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH, Tel: 015394 35544, Email, www.wordsworth.org.uk

Discover William Wordsworth’s inspirational home.Take a guided tour of the cottage and explore the Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery to find out more about the poet and his contemporaries. Special events run throughout the year.

  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's Cottage
National Trust

Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF, Tel: 015394 36269, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hilltop

Hill Top is a time capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Full of her favourite things, the cottage appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'Tale'.

  • Rail station: Windermere (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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National Trust

Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB, Tel: 015394 32628, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend

A real Lakeland hidden treasure set in the beautiful village of Troutbeck, this 17thC solid stone and slate house sits imposingly on the hillside, its huge chimneys typical of the area.

  • Rail station: Windermere (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Show more details of Allan Bank
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QZ, Tel: 015394 35143, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/allan-bank-and-grasmere

A National Trust experience like no other, Allan Bank is a place to relax in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea while the children play.

  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access