Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Wetheral Cottages
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.
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.
Ainstable, Penrith, Cumbria, (6 miles, 10kms)
Three stone circles and two smaller settings of boulders 12' across. Inside one of the circles was a series of cremations, one in a collared urn.
Cliburn, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2DW, (6 miles, 10kms)
Circle is 37' across, seven stones and the retaining kerb of a destroyed cairn. Nineteenth-century excavations produced a cremation.
Little Salkeld, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10, (1 miles, 2kms), www.visitcumbria.com/pen/longmeg.htm
Second largest circle in England - 360' diameter. Long Meg is an outlying stone and is decorated with concentric circle - late Neolithic or early Bronze Age (c2000 or earlier).
Melkinthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2DR, (7 miles, 12kms), 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.
- Parks & Gardens, Wildlife & Nature
- History & Heritage
- Arts & Crafts
- Visitor Centres
- Water-based Attractions