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The Pencil Museum

Southey Works, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NG

Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (20 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lakes Distillery
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Setmurthy, Nr Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria, CA13 9SJ

The Lakes Distillery is located next to the River Derwent, which flows from Lake Bassenthwaite and overlooked by the magnificent Skiddaw Mountain.

 
 
 
Wordsworth House and Garden
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Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX

A visit to Wordsworth House and Garden is a unique opportunity to experience late 18th-century life at first hand.

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  • Rail station: Maryport (6 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Trotters World of Animals
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Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RD

Go wild & experience a world of wildlife! There's over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra. Rare and endangered species like Gibbons and Asian Fishing Cats, plus family favourites like lemurs and Meerkats. A great day out for all the family.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (20 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mine Tours, at Honister Slate Mine
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN

Guided Mine Tours of England’s oldest working slate mine wend their way through the 900 year old mine deep in the heart of the former volcano, Fleetwith Pike.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (26 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Alpacaly Ever After
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The Lingholm Estate, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5RY

Do you want to take an alpaca for a walk? Of course you do!

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  • Rail station: Penrith (19 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Whinlatter Forest Park & Visitor Centre
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Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

Whinlatter Forest is England's only true mountain forest. Rising 1000ft above sea level, Whinlatter provides a whole range of outdoor activities for everyone.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (26 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
King Kong Climbing Centre

Heads Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5EZ

Using all our 15 years’ worth of experience worth of building climbing walls we’ve created a dedicated climbing centre that aims to suit everyone’s needs!

 
 
 
Theatre by the Lake
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Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ

Theatre by the Lake has a setting on the shores of Derwentwater no other professional theatre in Britain can match. Each year it stages up to nine of its own productions of classic, modern and new plays and has won multi-starred reviews.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (24 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mobile Adventures
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

127 Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NN

 
 
 
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

 
 
 
Mickledore Travel

42 St. Johns Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5AG

 
 
 
Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Underskiddaw, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QE

A family-run historic house with strong literacy connections in a fantastic setting. Live piano music and children's quiz in house. Four woodland playgrounds, lakeside and poetry walks in the grounds. Excellent tearoom specialising in Cumbr

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  • Rail station: Penrith (20 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cyclewise Whinlatter
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Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

British Cycling’s 1st accredited training centre, based at the famous Altura Trails in Whinlatter, Keswick.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (25 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Canoe the view

Lake Road, Keswick, CA12 5DJ

With our fun and leisurely half day canoe sessions, we'll teach you basic canoeing and paddling techniques, journey into the quiet bays around the lake shores and visit the islands.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (18 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Gallery 26 at 27
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27 Station Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5HH

Gallery 26 at 27 houses the work of the well known artist, Nelsonn, a painter and sculptor who produces works in series of 26 which are in different materials, styles and subject matter.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (17 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Jennings Brewery

Castle Brewery, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9NE

Jennings Brewery was originally established as a true family concern back in 1828, in the village or Lorton. The company moved to its current location in 1874, in the historic town of Cockermouth, in the shadow of Cockermouth Castle.

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  • Rail station: Workington (7 miles)
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