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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
 
 
 
Mountain Goat Holidays & Tours
Green Tourism Bronze AwardCumbria Tourism Awards WinnerTripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Mountain Goat Ltd, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD

The ideal way to explore the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. Mountain Goat provide full-day and half-day guided mini-coach tours where you can sit back and relax and enjoy some of the of the most stunning scenery in the UK.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Esthwaite Water
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

The Boathouse, Ridding Wood, Hawkshead, LA22 8LA

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  • Rail station: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lakeland Climbing Centre
VistEngland VAQASCumbria Tourism Awards WinnerSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Unit 27, Lake District Business Park, Mint Bridge, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NH

Award winning Climbing Centre, the largest in the Lake District boasting the tallest indoor wall in the country at 25m, Europe's first indoor Via Ferrata and Kendal CrazyClimb. Fun for everyone!

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  • Rail station: Kendal (1 mile)
  • 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
 
 
 
Treetop Trek
VistEngland VAQASVisitEngland Award For Excellence GoldCumbria Tourism Awards Winner

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ

Recreational high ropes adventure course for 5 years upwards. Climbing wall with auto belay.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Fell Foot Park

Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN

A beautiful, family friendly lakeshore park with stunning mountain views. Extensive, sweeping lawns for games, picnics and gentle walks. Easy lake access.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Brewery Arts Centre
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE

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  • Rail station: Kendal (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Low Sizergh Barn

Low Sizergh Farm, Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE

Two galleries are packed with everything from kilims to crockery, books to baskets. There’s a selection of local craftspeople’s work, an unexpected collection of clothing, and plenty of original art.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Predator Experience

Barn Close, Ayside, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6HY

Challenge yourself by enhancing your experience day with the inclusion with some of the world's most tenacious raptors, the eagles.

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  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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)
 
 
 
Holehird Gardens

Patterdale Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1NP

The Lakeland Horticultural Society exists to promote the art, science and practice of horticulture, with particular reference to conditions in the Lake District.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hill Top
National Trust

Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF

Hill Top is a time capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'Tale'.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House
VistEngland VAQAS

Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT

Blackwell is one of England's most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20thC. Designed by MH Baille Scott between 1898 and 1900, it is a superb example of arts and crafts movement.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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