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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Allan Bank
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Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QZ

Make yourself comfortable in the former home of National Trust Founder, Canon Rawnsley. Only partially restored and decorated, this isn’t a typical National Trust experience.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
The 1657 Chocolate House

54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4TX

The 1657 Chocolate House is a replica of the one in Bishopgate, London.

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  • Rail station: Kendal/Oxenholme (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Treetop Trek
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Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ

Recreational high ropes adventure course for 5 years upwards. Climbing wall with auto belay.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Lakes Aquarium
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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
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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
 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead
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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Kankku
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Victoria Forge, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD

Drive your own 4x4 off road adventure and discover the Lakes from a new angle - whatever the weather, seven days a week, all year round, you can take the wheel of a specially prepared KANKKU vehicle.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Beatrix Potter Gallery
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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
 
 
 
Esthwaite Water
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The Boathouse, Ridding Wood, Hawkshead, LA22 8LA

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  • Rail station: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Shore Fishing

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

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  • Rail station: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • 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)
 
 
 
Brewery Arts Centre
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Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE

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  • Rail station: Kendal (1 mile)
  • 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 

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