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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
The Heaton Cooper Studio

The Studio, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SX

The Heaton Coopers are a family of artists that go back 4 generations. The studio in Grasmere, founded by William Heaton Cooper (1903-1995) in 1939.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside
VistEngland VAQAS

Lakeside Pier Visitor Centre, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

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: Grange-Over-Sands (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Windermere Golf Club
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Cleabarrow, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3NB

Windermere Golf Club is situated in the heart of the English Lake District. It has spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding fells, the scenery is breath taking.

 
 
 
Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH

Explore the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the famous poet William Wordsworth and discover what life was like at the turn of the 19th Century.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Wray Castle
National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA

Wray Castle is a mock-gothic Castle, on the western shore of Windermere. Empty of original furniture, this is a place for all the family to enjoy.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Icicle Mountaineering

Icicle 11a Church Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AQ

Walk classic Lakeland mountain routes, guided by an expert leader, who will navigate and tell you about the area.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Grizedale Go Ape

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They're part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (12 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
 
 
 
Treetop Nets

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

Adventure in the High trees! The UK's first Aerial Netting adventure park. Featuring over 1500m2 of sky trampolines, aerial walkways, tunnels and slides. A great family day out suitable for ages 3yrs+.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Rock Climbing

Throughout Cumbria, LA

We specialise in small, friendly courses, run by highly qualified and knowledgeable instructors. Each course is designed to suit your needs and to ensure you make the most of your time in the mountains.

 
 
Old Hall Farm
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Bouth, Ulverston, LA12 8JA

A traditional Lake District working farm, using Shire horses and vintage machinery including steam to actively farm. We produce beef and dairy products from Jersey cows. We also produce veg and other products for our farm shop.

 
 
 
Total Adventure
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthoritySelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Total Adventure Booking Office and Shop, 9 Church Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AQ

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  • Rail station: Windermere (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
 

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