Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Crake Trees Manor
Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HG, Tel: 01931 712192, www.lowthercastle.org, (8 miles, 12kms)
Gardens and castle abandoned for 70 years now being restored. 130 acres of gardens dating back to 17thC.
Bland Ho, Orton, Penrith, Cumbria, (5 miles, 8kms)
One mile east of Orton is the ancient Gamelands stone circle. One of the largest in Cumbria, all of its stones have fallen over so none are higher than one yard but they are 100 yards in circumference.
Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3QG, (4 miles, 6kms)
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, (8 miles, 12kms)
Circle is 37' across, seven stones and the retaining kerb of a destroyed cairn. Nineteenth-century excavations produced a cremation.
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, (7 miles, 12kms)
Red Barn Gallery offers two exciting gallery spaces. Upstairs is devoted to contemporary painting and sculpture. Lower gallery showcases contemporary glass, ceramics and jewellery.