Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Elm House
The tumbling waterfall of Aira Force, drops an impressive 65 feet and can be reached by strolling through ancient woodland and landscaped glades. The perfect place for a family and picnic.
Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HG, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01931 712192, www.lowthercastle.org
Gardens and castle abandoned for 70 years now being restored. 130 acres of gardens dating back to 17thC.
Historic house and gardens based on a medieval pele towers with substantial 17th, 18th and 19thC additions. Extensive gardens in woodland setting walled garden, topiary, woodland walk and lake with cascade.
Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF, (3 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01931 712 348, www.askhamhall.co.uk
Askham Hall has 12-acres of beautiful gardens (with an edible theme), an animal viewing area and a stylish rustic café.
With 10 fantastic shops, 3 tasty cafes, pottery painting, indoor & outdoor play, a giant cinema screen, plus 5 exhibitions a year in our Gallery, 4 TIC pods and lots of family events in the school holidays, there is plenty to do at Rheged.
Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3QG, (8 miles, 13kms)
Today, the principal feature is the Goggleby Stone, a 12 ton monolith, which was re-erected in 1975 after it had fallen - some 3500 years after first being set on end.
Cliburn, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2DW, (6 miles, 9kms)
Circle is 37' across, seven stones and the retaining kerb of a destroyed cairn. Nineteenth-century excavations produced a cremation.
Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2NW, (2 miles, 2kms)
This area is rich in prehistoric remains including a standing stone, stone circle and cairns. Moor Divock is 300 metres above sea level, forming part of Askham Fell, to the East of Ullswater.
Main Car Park, Glenridding, CA11 0PA, (7 miles, 12kms), Tel: 017684 82414, Email
Melkinthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2DR, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01931 712767
Red Barn Gallery offers two exciting gallery spaces. Upstairs is devoted to contemporary painting and sculpture. Lower gallery showcases contemporary glass, ceramics and jewellery.
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