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Historic House, £2.90-£5.80



National Trust

015394 32628


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Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 2 Apr Taste of Townend
Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr Easter Trail
Thu 9 Apr Taste of Townend
Thu 16 Apr Taste of Townend
Thu 23 Apr Taste of Townend
Thu 30 Apr Taste of Townend


Atmospheric farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories

The Brownes of Townend in the Troutbeck Valley were just an ordinary farming family: but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories. As you approach Townend - a traditional Lake District stone and slate farmhouse, you'll understand why Beatrix Potter described Troutbeck Valley as her favourite.

Once inside, you are welcomed into the farmhouse kitchen with a real fire - burning most afternoons - and a quirky collection of domestic tools. Exploring further, you can marvel at the intricately carved furniture and discover why the collection of books belonging to this farming family is of international importance.

New: Help us to recreate recipes from the Brownes' family recipe book - check our website to find out when.

For further details see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend

Facilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesItalian signs/guidesNational Trust PropertyPostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board Member

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

House is largely inaccessible for those with limited mobility. No access for coaches as all roads width restricted.

Opening details

22 March - 2 November, Wednesday - Sunday, 13:00 - 17:00
Open bank holiday Mondays.

Guided tours at 11 and 12, limited spaces.


Adult £5.80, children £2.90, family £14.50.


  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

House is largely inaccessible for those with limited mobility. No access for coaches as all roads width restricted.



Plan route to Townend using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 407020  Lat: 54.40999 Long: -2.91514

Follow the brown signs from the A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.

Parking: free