Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of May Cottage
Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ, (4 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.
The Promenade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ, (0.1 miles, 0.2kms)
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.
Brockhole, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ, (3 miles, 5kms)
Visitor centre with interactive exhibitions, Mawson gardens, adventure playground, shop and information centre. Lakeshore access for all.
Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF, (2 miles, 4kms)
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.
Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.
The Old Laundry, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX, (0.2 miles, 0.3kms)
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.
Waterhead Pier, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EY, (4 miles, 7kms)
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.
Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4BH, (8 miles, 12kms)
A masterpiece of storytelling and a celebration of life, revolutions and remarkable people....made by 4,000 people. Shop, Cafe, audio guides, film, interactive displays, children's activities.
Danes Road, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9PL, (4 miles, 6kms)
Bespoke cabinet makers and interior designers, offering beautiful furniture and gifts. Also offering upholstery and restoration services. Workshops can be viewed.
Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD, (6 miles, 10kms)
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.
Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH, (8 miles, 12kms)
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.
Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE, (7 miles, 12kms)
Known nationally as a centre for world-class theatre, music, art and events, the Brewery has a 450 capacity music venue, three cinemas, two visual arts galleries, drama studio, darkroom facilities, meeting rooms, great restaurant/cafe/bar.
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS, (3 miles, 5kms)
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.
Unit 27, Lake District Business Park, Mint Bridge, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NH, (7 miles, 12kms)
Largest indoor climbing wall in Cumbria. From 3m to 20m high. Equipment and instruction available. Our Chamber is for quiet leading and top roping. Awsome 20m leading wall has roofs, grooves, belay cave, stalactites and auto-belays.
Lakeside Pier Visitor Centre, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS, (6 miles, 10kms)
Steamers and launches sail daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. Additional summer routes. Timetabled services.
Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB, (3 miles, 5kms)
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.
Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN, (6 miles, 9kms)
Float back to Victorian times as you indulge in a luxurious cruise on captivating Coniston water in this exquisite steam-powered craft.
Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN, (6 miles, 10kms)
Discover this lakeshore Victorian park on the east shore of Windermere. Just the place for families to enjoy access to Windermere with picnic areas, boat hire and tea room.
Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS, (6 miles, 10kms)
Explore worlds of watery fun at Lakes Aquarium. Discover otters, pike, perch and char aswell as marmoset monkeys, caiman and British sharks and rays.
Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ, (3 miles, 5kms)
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!
Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8EW, (6 miles, 10kms)
There's something for everyone at Coniston Boating Centre, both on and off the water…
Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8TA, (8 miles, 13kms)
A unique combination of interrelated stories and a fascinating visitor experience. Over 100 years of motoring history, the Campbell Bluebird exhibition, IOM TT tribute display and the Leven Valley heritage centre. Gift shop and Cafe Ambio.
Low Stott Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AX, (6 miles, 9kms)
Working mill on lake Windermere shore, built in 1835 to produce the wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries.
Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ, (4 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.
Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BL, (5 miles, 9kms)
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.
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