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Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre
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Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ(7 miles, 11 km)

Grizedale Forest is in the heart of the Lake District between lakes Windermere and Coniston. Activities range from gentle walks, to bike riding, swinging through the trees on GoApe or enjoying a leisurely meal in the Cafe in the Forest

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  • Rail station: Windermere (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House
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Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT(6 miles, 10 km)

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.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mountain Goat Holidays & Tours
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Mountain Goat Ltd, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD(5 miles, 8 km)

The ideal way to explore the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. Mountain Goat provide full-day and half-day guided mini-coach tours where you can sit back and relax and enjoy some of the of the most stunning scenery in the UK.

 
 
 
Steam Yacht Gondola
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Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN(6 miles, 9 km)

Float back to Victorian times as you indulge in a luxurious cruise on captivating Coniston water in this exquisite steam-powered craft.

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  • Rail station: Ulverston/Windermere (13 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Hill Top
National Trust

Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF(5 miles, 9 km)

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

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  • Rail station: Windermere (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD(7 miles, 12 km)

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.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World
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Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NT(4 miles, 7 km)

Childrens chocolate workshop with a retail store selling a large range of chocolates.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (7 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness
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The Promenade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ(5 miles, 8 km)

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Treetop Nets

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ(2 miles, 4 km)

Adventure in the High trees! The UK's first Aerial Netting adventure park. Featuring over 1500m2 of sky trampolines, aerial walkways, tunnels and slides. A great family day out suitable for ages 3yrs+.

 
 
 
Grizedale Go Ape

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ(7 miles, 11 km)

The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They're part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
The Heaton Cooper Studio

The Studio, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SX(3 miles, 5 km)

The Heaton Coopers are a family of artists that go back 4 generations. The studio in Grasmere, founded by William Heaton Cooper (1903-1995) in 1939.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Beatrix Potter Gallery
National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS(4 miles, 7 km)

This unique gallery space occupies the charming 17th century building which once served as the office of Beatrix Potter's solicitor husband, in the centre of Hawkshead village.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH(3 miles, 4 km)

Explore the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the famous poet William Wordsworth and discover what life was like at the turn of the 19th Century.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Ullswater Steamers
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The Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0US(8 miles, 13 km)

Opened in 2015, Aira Force Pier allows passengers access to Aira Force Waterfall (a National Trust Site) along with the National Trust Gift Shop and Tearoom.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Shore Fishing

The Boathouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QF(5 miles, 9 km)

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  • Rail station: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Townend
National Trust

Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB(2 miles, 4 km)

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.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Icicle Mountaineering

Icicle 11a Church Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AQ(4 miles, 7 km)

Walk classic Lakeland mountain routes, guided by an expert leader, who will navigate and tell you about the area.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Old Laundry Theatre

Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX(5 miles, 8 km)

The Old Laundry Theatre is situated in Bowness-on-Windermere in the heart of the Lake District with a lively year round programme of drama, classical & folk music, spoken word, comedy and film.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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