Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of High Arnside
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS, (2 miles, 4kms)
This charming 17th century building, which served as the office of Beatrix Potter's solicitor husband, now houses an annually changing exhibition of Potter's original artwork.
Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF, (4 miles, 7kms)
Beatrix Potter's small cottage, full of her personal possessions, with traditional cottage garden. Her paintings of the House and garden were used to illustrate many of her tales.
Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD, (5 miles, 8kms)
Brantwood, the former home of eminent Victorian John Ruskin and a treasure house of art and memorabilia. The 250-acre estate comprises 8 unique gardens, ancient woodland, high moors and meadows.
Brockhole, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ, (4 miles, 6kms)
Visitor centre with interactive exhibitions, Mawson gardens, adventure playground, shop and information centre. Lakeshore access for all.
Waterhead Pier, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EY, (3 miles, 5kms)
Windermere Lake Cruises offer more than just a ferry service. We hold private charters, lunch cruises, buffet cruises, corporate hospitality, public sailings, group travel.Steamers and launches sail daily throughout the year from Waterhead.
The Promenade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ, (5 miles, 8kms)
Windermere Lake Cruises offer more than a ferry service. We hold private charters, lunch cruises, buffet cruises, corporate hospitality, public sailings and group travel. Steamers and launches sail daily throughout the year from Bowness.
Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA, (3 miles, 5kms)
A Victorian mock-gothic Castle, on the western shore of Lake Windermere. Empty of original furniture, guided tours, children's activities, café, grounds extending to the lake.
Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ, (5 miles, 7kms)
Grizedale Forest has activities for all ages from mountain biking to relaxing walks, Go-Ape to sculpture in the forest. The visitor centre includes the forest shop, Cafe in the Forest and Grizedale Mountain Bikes bike hire and shop.
Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH, (3 miles, 5kms)
Wordsworth's most famous home where he was inspired to write most of his poetry. Take an entertaining guided tour around Dove Cottage and explore the museum and special exhibition. Special activities for families.
The Old Laundry, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX, (5 miles, 9kms)
A magical indoor attraction that brings to life all 23 Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit tales. Meet all your favourite characters and find out more about Beatrix Potter herself.
Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ, (5 miles, 7kms)
Take to the trees and tackle an exhilarating course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides high above the forest floor. A great experience to share with friends and family, providing lots of thrills and laughs.
Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ, (4 miles, 6kms)
35 exciting treetop challenges designed to enable you to swing, climb, balance and fly your way through the ancient woodland canopy whilst discovering views previously reserved for the squirrels and bats!
Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BL, (3 miles, 5kms)
Museum, art gallery and reference library covering the history life and arts of the Lakes. Collections include Kurt Schwitters, Beatrix Potter, photography, fine art and local history.
Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.
Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8EW, (3 miles, 5kms)
There's something for everyone at Coniston Boating Centre, both on and off the water…
The Boathouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QF, (4 miles, 6kms)
Esthwaite Water is a first class, well managed Trout fishery. It is a beautiful natural 280 acre water situated in the heart of the English Lake District with excellent facilities for boat or bank fishing.
Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN, (3 miles, 5kms)
Float back to Victorian times as you indulge in a luxurious cruise on captivating Coniston water in this exquisite steam-powered craft.
The Studio, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SX, (4 miles, 6kms)
Art gallery and art shop run by the Heaton Cooper family, selling original paintings and prints from 4 generations of the family.
Compston Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9DJ, (3 miles, 5kms)
Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD, (5 miles, 9kms)
A wide range of maps and guide books, local and national accommodation bookings. Gift shop, postcards and stamps, public internet access. French, Spanish, Polish, Italian spoken.
Coniston Boatlandings, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN, (3 miles, 5kms)
Enjoy cruising aboard 1920's launches with solar-electric power. A unique and environmentally friendly way to enjoy beautiful Coniston Water. A personal commentary by our crew complements your experience of this wonderful area.
Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT, (6 miles, 10kms)
Blackwell is one of Britain's finest and most important houses from the turn of the last century, situated in a stunning setting overlooking lake Windermere.
Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HJ, (5 miles, 8kms)
Situated on the shores of Windermere, Englands longest lake. Opposite the main steamer pier. Good range of local gifts, fully accessible. Wheelchairs available to hire.
Central Buildings, Market Cross, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BS, (3 miles, 5kms)
Situated at the heart of Ambleside, we are much more than just a tourist information centre. In 2007 Ambleside tourist information centre merged with the Post Office to provide visitors and locals with two vital services.
- Parks & Gardens, Wildlife & Nature
- History & Heritage
- Museums & Exhibitions
- Arts & Crafts
- Water Sports
- Other Extreme Sports
- Visitor Centres