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.
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.
Distant Horizons operate from a 30 acre estate overlooking the Ullswater valley amongst the beautifully renovated Leeming Farm. More activities and special offers available at www.distant-horizons.co.uk
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.
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