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Hill Top
National Trust

Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF

Beatrix Potter's iconic house, full of her personal possessions, with traditional cottage garden. Her paintings of the House and garden were used to illustrate many of her tales.

 
 
Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin
Historic Houses Association Member

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Beatrix Potter Gallery
National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS

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.

 
 
Mountain Goat Holidays & Tours
Green Tourism Bronze AwardCumbria Tourism Awards WinnerTripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Mountain Goat Ltd, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD

Luxury guided full day and half day mini-coach tours of the Lake District.

 
 
The 1657 Chocolate House

54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4TX

Speciality: Chocolate

The Famous 1657 Chocolate House in Kendal, Cumbria was built in the 1630's. This popular Lake District tourist attraction established in1984 offers 16 Specialty Hot Chocolates, selection of hand made Gateaux all named from the 1600's.

 
 
Kankku
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Victoria Forge, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD

Kankku has specially prepared 4x4 vehicles that you drive on rough and rocky scenic trails through the Lake District National Park.

 
 
Lakeland Motor Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

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

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.

 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside
VistEngland VAQAS

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

Steamers and launches sail daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. Additional summer routes. Timetabled services.

 
 
Grizedale Go Ape

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

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.

 
 
Museum Of Lakeland Life
VistEngland VAQAS

Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL

This award-winning museum takes you and your family back through time to tell the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants.

 
 
Hawkshead Trout Farm

The Boathouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QF

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.

 
 
Treetop Trek
VistEngland VAQASCumbria Tourism Awards Winner

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

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!

 
 
The World of Beatrix Potter
VistEngland VAQAS

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

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.

 
 
Lakes Leisure Windermere
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Rayrigg Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1BP

Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre is the perfect place to discover the Lake District on the lake itself. We're open seasonally from March - October 2014.

 
 
Wray Castle
National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA

A mock-gothic Castle, on the western shore of Windermere. Empty of original furniture, this is a place for all the family to enjoy. Join a guided tour to learn more about the castle's colourful history.

 
 
The Heaton Cooper Studio

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

Art gallery and art shop run by the Heaton Cooper family, selling original paintings and prints from 4 generations of the family.