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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Benjamin Bunny
VistEngland VAQAS

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

The World of Beatrix Potterâ„¢ 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Old Laundry Theatre

Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX

The Old Laundry Theatre is situated in Bowness-on-Windermere in the heart of the Lake District with a lively year round programme of drama, classical & folk music, spoken word, comedy and film.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • 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
 
 
 
Lakes Aquarium
VistEngland VAQASSelf-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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NT

Childrens chocolate workshop with a retail store selling a large range of chocolates.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (7 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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)
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Lakeland Motor Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8TA

Over 30,000 exhibits tracing more than 100 years of road transport heritage, including a new exhibition which details the history of the Isle of Man TT Races.

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  • Rail station: Ulverston (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Daves Adventure Company
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Row Barn, The Row, Lyth, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8DD

Welcome to The Adventure Capital. We look forward to creating the perfect adventure for you in the beautiful Lake District.

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  • Rail station: Windermere/Oxenholme (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 

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