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Hutton-in-the-Forest Historic House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TH

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.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Kendal Museum
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Station Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6BT

Kendal is a pioneering Teaching Musuem - where history and nature meet.

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  • Rail station: Kendal (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Steam Yacht Gondola
VistEngland VAQAS

Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN

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
 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside
VistEngland VAQAS

Lakeside Pier Visitor Centre, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

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: Grange-Over-Sands (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Holker Hall and Gardens

Cark in Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7PL

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

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  • Rail station: Cark-in-Cartmel (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lakeland Maize Maze

Raines Hall Farm, Sedgwick, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0JH

A great all-weather attraction featuring 2 maize mazes onsite. Quiz trails will keep you all entertained as you negotiate your way through the gigantic maize maze.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Carlisle
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Castle Way, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR

Impressive and formidable, Carlisle Castle amply repays exploration of its absorbing 900-year history. Long commanding the especially turbulent western end of the Anglo-Scottish border, Carlisle has witness many conflicts and sieges.

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lakes Distillery
Cumbria Tourism Awards WinnerMember of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Setmurthy, Nr Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria, CA13 9SJ

The Lakes Distillery is located next to the River Derwent, which flows from Lake Bassenthwaite and overlooked by the magnificent Skiddaw Mountain.

 
 
 
Lazonby & District Outdoor Swimming Pool

Bank Foot, Lazonby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1BL

Lazonby Pool is a community run facility and a registered charity managed by local volunteers. There are two pools both heated to 25 degrees celsius by a pioneering heat pump.

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  • Rail station: Lazonby (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Esthwaite Water
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The Boathouse, Ridding Wood, Hawkshead, LA22 8LA

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  • Rail station: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Contours Walking Holidays

Unit 11, Via Gellia Mills, Via Gellia Road, Bonsall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4FG

 
 
 
Mine Tours, at Honister Slate Mine
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN

Guided Mine Tours of England’s oldest working slate mine wend their way through the 900 year old mine deep in the heart of the former volcano, Fleetwith Pike.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (26 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Ullswater Steamers
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Gold AwardCumbria Business Environment Network - Gold AwardSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

The Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0US

Ullswater Steamers celebrate over 150 years sailing on England’s most beautiful lake.
Open all Year except Christmas Eve and Day.

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

3 Jester Court, Birch Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1DS

Learn the skills to navigate in the dark or poor weather.

 
 
Cookery School
Member of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Our 'Quirky Workshop' Cookery courses take place in our homely 17th Century farmhouse kitchen and are friendly relaxed courses professionally run by carefully hand picked tutors.

 
 
 
Cumbria Tourist Guides

Cumbria, CA4

The Blue Badge is the highest professional tourist guiding qualification in Britain. It is recognised by travel companies throughout the world as a benchmark of excellence.

 
 
 
Windermere Golf Club
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Cleabarrow, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3NB

Windermere Golf Club is situated in the heart of the English Lake District. It has spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding fells, the scenery is breath taking.

 
 
 
Dalton Leisure Centre

Chapel Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8DA

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  • Rail station: Dalton in Furness (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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