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Birdoswald Roman Fort
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD

Birdoswald stands high above a meander in the River Irthing, in one of the most picturesque settings on Hadrian's Wall. A Roman fort, turret and milecastle can all be seen on this excellent stretch of the Wall.

 
 
 
Best Places Travel

Kendal, HG2 8ER

We painstakingly plan every trip to match each group’s unique requirements.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Kayaking
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Brocklebank Ground House, Torver, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8BS

Joint Adventures offers everything the would be kayaker or advanced paddler needs. From taster sessions on flat water you may progress to touring on lakes and gentle rivers.

 
 
 
The Gallery Yew Tree Barn
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Low Newton, Newton-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6JP

The Gallery at Yew Tree Barn is the perfect place to discover an exciting range of traditional and modern work.

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  • Rail station: Grange-over-Sands (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Sailing
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

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

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  • Rail station: Penrith (25 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD

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
 
 
 
Sailing Tuition

The Spit, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0PE

Get yourself afloat amongst the stunning scenery of Ullswater! We offer RYA recognised Sailing Tuition for all ages and abilities, and the emphasis is on having fun in a safe environment with one of our experienced friendly Instructors.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Walby Farm Park
VistEngland VAQASHealthy Eating Carlisle Gold AwardSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Walby, Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle, CA6 4QL

Award-winning farm visitor attraction with large indoor play area for all the family. Outdoor play area, Cafe and Shop.

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Acorn Bank
National Trust

Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1SP

At the heart of the Eden Valley, with spectacular views to the Lake District, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a walled garden and an outstanding medicinal and culinary herb collection. The restored watermill works most weekends.

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

Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB

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
 
 
 
Allan Bank
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QZ

Make yourself comfortable in the former home of National Trust Founder, Canon Rawnsley. Only partially restored and decorated, this isn’t a typical National Trust experience.

 
 
 
Abbot Hall Art Gallery
VistEngland VAQAS

Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL

Abbot Hall is an exquisite gallery in the northwest of England on the edge of the Lake District. Works of art can be enjoyed in this beautiful Georgian villa, drawn both from its important collections and the changing series of exhibitions.

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  • Rail station: Kendal (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Silver AwardCumbria Tourism Awards WinnerSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW

Welcome to Lakeland's oldest, longest and most scenic railway!

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  • Rail station: Ravenglass (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Beacon
VistEngland VAQAS

West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7LY

Situated on Whitehaven's attractive harbour side, The Beacon is home to the town's museum collection.

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  • Rail station: Whitehaven (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • 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
 
 
 
Muncaster Castle
VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeMember of Cumbria Tourism

Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ

Home of the Penningtons for 800 years. Tour this glorious castle with an informative and free interactive wand.

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  • Rail station: Ravenglass (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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