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Brewery

Ings, Nr Windermere, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9PY

The Watermill is a very popular traditional Lakeland pub. Upto 16 Real Ales on at once, all on traditional hand pulls.

 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead
VistEngland VAQAS

Waterhead Pier, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EY

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (4 miles)
  • 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
 
 
 
Benjamin Bunny
VistEngland VAQAS

The Old Laundry, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX

The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a vibrant visitor centre offering a unique experience for all the family. Explore a magical world where all 23 enchanting tales are brought to life.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Night Navigation

3 Jester Court, Birch Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1DS

Learn the skills to navigate in the dark or poor weather.

 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Lakeland Maize Maze

Raines Hall Farm, Sedgwick, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0JH

A great all-weather attraction featuring 2 maize mazes onsite. Quiz trails will keep you all entertained as you negotiate your way through the gigantic maize maze.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lakes Aquarium
VistEngland VAQASMember of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

The Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit creatures from the lakes of the world along with those a little closer to home too. From otters and diving ducks to marmoset monkeys and British sharks and rays.

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  • Rail station: Grange-over-sands (10 miles)
  • 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre
VistEngland VAQAS

Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

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  • Rail station: Windermere (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
 

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