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Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre
VistEngland VAQAS

Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

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.

 
 
Treetop Trek
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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!

 
 
Esthwaite Water
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The Boathouse, Ridding Wood, Hawkshead, LA22 8LA

The Osprey Safari is a self driven electric boat ride around Esthwaite Water, taking you to six different locations.

 
 
Kankku
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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.

 
 
Wray Castle
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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.

 
 
Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
The 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.

 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness
VistEngland VAQAS

The Promenade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ

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.

 
 
Icicle Mountaineering

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

Icicle has an office and shop in Windermere, from where they operate their mountain activities and guided walks.

 
 
Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House
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Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT

Blackwell is one of Britain's finest and most important houses from the turn of the last century, situated in a stunning setting overlooking lake Windermere.

 
 
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.

 
 
Glenridding Sailing Centre

The Spit, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0PE

We offer a wide range of land and water based activities in the Lake District including RYA sailing courses, corporate events, team building activities, youth group events, and family adventure days.

 
 
Lakes Leisure Windermere
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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.

 
 
Beatrix Potter Gallery
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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.

 
 
Steam Yacht Gondola
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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.