Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Bluebell Barn
Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HG, Tel: 01931 712192, www.lowthercastle.org, (2 miles, 3kms)
Gardens and castle abandoned for 70 years now being restored. 130 acres of gardens dating back to 17thC.
Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF, Tel: 01931 712 348, www.askhamhall.co.uk, (3 miles, 4kms)
Askham Hall has 12-acres of beautiful gardens (with an edible theme), an animal viewing area and a stylish rustic café.
With 10 fantastic shops, 3 tasty cafes, pottery painting, indoor & outdoor play, a giant cinema screen, plus 5 exhibitions a year in our Gallery, 4 TIC pods and lots of family events in the school holidays, there is plenty to do at Rheged.
Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3QG, (5 miles, 8kms)
Today, the principal feature is the Goggleby Stone, a 12 ton monolith, which was re-erected in 1975 after it had fallen - some 3500 years after first being set on end.
Cliburn, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2DW, (2 miles, 4kms)
Circle is 37' across, seven stones and the retaining kerb of a destroyed cairn. Nineteenth-century excavations produced a cremation.
Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2NW, (4 miles, 7kms)
This area is rich in prehistoric remains including a standing stone, stone circle and cairns. Moor Divock is 300 metres above sea level, forming part of Askham Fell, to the East of Ullswater.
Come and visit us in the Tourist Information Centre for postcards, Ordnance Survey Maps, walking and cycling leaflets and books, local interest books, accommodation brochures for UK destinations, plus ideas for trips to local attractions.
Melkinthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2DR, Tel: 01931 712767, (1 miles, 2kms)
Red Barn Gallery offers two exciting gallery spaces. Upstairs is devoted to contemporary painting and sculpture. Lower gallery showcases contemporary glass, ceramics and jewellery.