The Cafe at Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre
Brockhole Café is situated at the front of the house and extends onto the café terrace, with magnificent views over the gardens to the lake and fells. Home baking is our speciality, snacks and cakes are available all day with hot home-cooked lunches cooked to order served between 12.00-15.00. Special menus and rates for groups. Afternoon tea, 2 or 3-course meals and childrens parties can all be arranged for your group.
Traditional local recipes such as Cumberland sausage, Cumbrian lamb, homemade soups using only natural ingredients
Catering Manager - Graeme Simpson
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VenueBrockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre
Brockhole, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ
Map reference: NY 389010 Lat: 54.40138 Long: -2.94189
By Bus: It is easy to get to Brockhole by bus. Both the 599 open top service and the 555 bus provide regular services between Bowness and Grasmere, so why not sit back and enjoy the view?The 555 runs between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops outside the gates.
By Boat: The Jetty at Brockhole offers links with Windermere Lake Crusies to Bowness, Ambleside and Wray Castle. We're on the Green Cruise – circular trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead and Wray Castle then returning to Brockhole. And the Red Cruise – circular request trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead, Bowness and returning.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Windermere, some two miles south of Brockhole, offering train services to Kendal and Oxenholme . A bus (555 or 559), bike or taxi would then be needed for the final link of the journey.
By Bike: There is a cycle path along some stretches of the A592 road between Windermere and Brockhole mainly recommended for experienced bikers. The 800 Bike Bus (Windermere to Whinlatter) stops nearby and can carry up to 12 bikes.
On Foot: There is a footway all along the A592 between Windermere and Brockhole. Plus bridleways descend from the hills to the east near the site if you fancy the scenic route. Visit the National Trust website for detail sof walks.
By Car: Conveniently located on A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 2 miles (3.2 kms) from Windermere station
Good facilities whatever the weather, with plenty to do indoors and outdoors. We also have jetty to public launch on Windermere and popular adventure playground. Boat trips on Windermere Lake Cruises available. Canoe, kayak and sailing tuition/hire in the summer.