Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Squirrel Bank Cottage

Theatre
Castle, Historic House
Park
Off Road Activities, Rock Climbing, Sailing
Miniature Village, Museum, Museum - Industrial, Museum - Maritime
Steamer
Farm
Leisure Centre
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Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin
Historic Houses Association Member

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD

Brantwood, the former home of eminent Victorian John Ruskin and a treasure house of art and memorabilia. The 250-acre estate comprises 8 unique gardens, ancient woodland, high moors and meadows.

 
 
Carlisle Castle
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Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR

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.

 
 
Grizedale Go Ape

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

Take to the trees and tackle an exhilarating course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides high above the forest floor. A great experience to share with friends and family, providing lots of thrills and laughs.

 
 
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
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Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is an excellent choice for a great day out for all of the family.

 
 
King Kong Climbing Centre

Heads Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5EZ

A brand new Climbing Centre in the heart of Keswick, with an indoor ice wall, childrens play area and cafe. We also run a range of indoor and outdoor adventure activities, to suit all abilities.

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

The ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the lake District.

 
 
Kankku
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Victoria Forge, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD

Kankku has specially prepared 4x4 vehicles that you drive on rough and rocky scenic trails through the Lake District National Park.

 
 
Maryport Maritime Museum
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1 Senhouse Street, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6AB

 
 
Lakeland Miniature Village

The Coach House, Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7LE

A fascinating insight to the buildings of Lakelands yesteryear. Buildings made from local Coniston slate. Depict Cumbrian houses and farms all hand-made by Edward Robinson. Oriental garden.

 
 
Platty + Limited
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Lodore Boat Landings, Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UX

Tuition/hire in canoes, kayaks, sailing boats, dragon boat, Viking longship voyager canoe on Derwentwater, individuals/groups/families/special needs catered for.

 
 
Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House
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Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT

Blackwell is one of Britain's finest and most important houses from the turn of the last century, situated in a stunning setting overlooking lake Windermere.

 
 
Muncaster Castle
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Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ

Historic haunted Castle home to the Pennington family for 800 years. A 70-acre garden famous for its collection of rhododendrons and azaleas set against the stunning backdrop of the Lakeland fells. World Owl Centre home to over 40 species.

 
 
Penrith Leisure Centre
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Southend Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8JH

25m 5 lane pool and 13m studio pool, gym fitness, fitness classes, sports hall, climbing wall, astro turf pitches, skate park, cafe, indoor bowling...all on offer!

 
 
Greenlands Farm Village
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Tewitfield, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1JH

We're all about bringing people together to enjoy some of life's simple pleasures, whatever the weather. Everyone can enjoy the hands-on fun of our open farm and the pleasures of our artisan village.

 
 
Levens Hall & Gardens
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Levens, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD

Elizabethan mansion and world famous topiary gardens designed by M Beaumont in 1694, fountain garden and buttery, licenced restaurant and gift shop.

 
 
Heron Corn Mill
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Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7PQ

A living heritage site, with Grade II* listed working watermill and hydropower station.

 
 
Brewery Arts Centre
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Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE

Known nationally as a centre for world-class theatre, music, art and events, the Brewery has a 450 capacity music venue, three cinemas, two visual arts galleries, drama studio, darkroom facilities, meeting rooms, great restaurant/cafe/bar.

 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness
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The Promenade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ

Windermere Lake Cruises offer more than a ferry service. We hold private charters, lunch cruises, buffet cruises, corporate hospitality, public sailings and group travel. Steamers and launches sail daily throughout the year from Bowness.