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Rock Climbing
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthoritySelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Total Adventure Booking Office and Shop, 9 Church Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AQ

 
 
 
Maryport Maritime Museum
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

1 Senhouse Street, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6AB

The museum illustrates the maritime, social and industrial history of Maryport, using objects, paintings and story boards in themed galleries.

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  • Rail station: Maryport (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
K Village

Lound Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7FH

With 17 premium factory outlets selling famous brands at up to 60% discount, K Village - The Lakes Outlet offers smarter shopping in comfort and style.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Levens Hall & Gardens
VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Levens, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD

Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion built around a 13thC Pele tower. The much loved home of the Bagot family, visitors often comment on the warm and friendly atmosphere.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Go Ape!
VistEngland VAQAS

Whinlatter Forest Park, Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

One lush green forest and a healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery; a smattering of tree-top high wires, tricky crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires. Whinlatter is the highest Go Ape course in the country, at 360 metres above sea level

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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)
 
 
 
Askham Hall Gardens
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF

Take a stroll through our beautiful gardens with views of the River Lowther, visit our animals and enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (3 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
 
 
 
Museum Of Lakeland Life
VistEngland VAQAS

Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL

This award-winning museum takes you and your family back in time to tell the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants. Isolated until the arrival of the train and motorcar, which brought newcomers and tourists.

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  • Rail station: Kendal (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Beatrix Potter Gallery
National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS

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
 
 
 
Lake District Cycling
Member of Cumbria Tourism

Penrith Station, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7JQ

Lake District Cycling’s hire bikes are the perfect choice for cycling in the Lake District and Eden Valley. Hire a bike from Lake District Cycling and we will provide you with bespoke cycling options so you can make the most of your time.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NT

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
 
 
 
Kankku
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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

Drive your own 4x4 off road adventure and discover the Lakes from a new angle - whatever the weather, seven days a week, all year round, you can take the wheel of a specially prepared KANKKU vehicle.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Heaton Cooper Studio

The Studio, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SX

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
 
 
 
Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH

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
 
 
 
Sizergh
National Trust

Nr Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE

With more than 750 years of history and centuries-old portraits sitting alongside modern family photographs, this medieval house certainly feels lived in; indeed it is still home to the Strickland family.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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