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Attractions

Cumbria is packed with famous award-winning attractions. Whether you are discovering the life and works of one of the many famous poets that have resided here, or climbing through the trees to cruising across one of the many beautiful lakes. The variety of visitor attractions on offer in the Lake Disrict ensure that all ages and interests are catered for. There is something for individual adventure seekers as well as families and couples. Take a look below to find out more...

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The Fellsman

The Fellsman

Carlisle

The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again every Wednesday in summer 2016 for its 8th season offering a return steam hauled journey over the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’

Hill Top

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

Sawrey

Hill Top is a time capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'Tale'.

Museum of Lakeland Life

Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

Kendal

This award-winning museum takes you and your family back in time to tell the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants. Isolated until the arrival of the train and motorcar, which brought newcomers and tourists.

Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle

Ravenglass

Home of the Penningtons for 800 years. Tour this glorious castle with an informative and free interactive wand.

Rock Climbing

More Than Mountains

Langdale

We specialise in small, friendly courses, run by highly qualified and knowledgeable instructors. Each course is designed to suit your needs and to ensure you make the most of your time in the mountains.

Acorn Bank

Acorn Bank

Penrith

At the heart of the Eden Valley, with spectacular views to the Lake District, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a walled garden and an outstanding medicinal and culinary herb collection. The restored watermill works most weekends.

Peter Rabbit

The World of Beatrix Potter

Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a vibrant visitor centre offering a unique experience for all the family. Explore a magical world where all 23 enchanting tales are brought to life.

The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World

The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World

Hawkshead

A unique and interactive experience for children that is truly unforgettable.

Maryport Maritime Museum

Maryport Maritime Museum

Maryport

The museum illustrates the maritime, social and industrial history of Maryport, using objects, paintings and story boards in themed galleries.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Hawkshead

This unique gallery space occupies the charming 17th century building which once served as the office of Beatrix Potter's solicitor husband, in the centre of Hawkshead village.

The Rheged Centre

The Rheged Centre

Penrith

Rheged has the largest 3D cinema around, an art gallery with changing art, craft and photography exhibitions, 3 cafes and 9 individual shops.

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside

Newby Bridge

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

Lakeland Segway

Lakeland Segway

Cartmel

We are the longest established authorised segway tour operator in the UK. We offer scenic segway tours in the stunning Cartmel area.

Wordsworth House

Wordsworth House and Garden

Cockermouth

A visit to Wordsworth House and Garden is a unique opportunity to experience late 18th-century life at first hand.

Cumbria Tourist Guide

Cumbria Tourist Guides

Carlisle

The Blue Badge is the highest professional tourist guiding qualification in Britain. It is recognised by travel companies throughout the world as a benchmark of excellence.

The Rum Story

The Rum Story

Whitehaven

Carlisle Racecourse

Carlisle Racecourse

Carlisle

Carlisle racecourse, the heart of racing in Cumbria. We are much more than a racecourse and offer excellent facilities for conferences, exhibitions and weddings.

The 1657 Chocolate House

The 1657 Chocolate House

Kendal

The 1657 Chocolate House is a replica of the one in Bishopgate, London.

The Beacon

The Beacon Museum

Whitehaven

Situated on Whitehaven's attractive harbour side, The Beacon is home to the town's museum collection. The museum is now open after a refit and features the Sellafield Story.

Canoeing

River Deep Mountain High

Coniston

Fun lake activity, ideal for those who like to play on water but don't want to go it alone. 2-3 people per boat.

The Lakes Distillery

Lakes Distillery

Cockermouth

The award-winning Lakes Distillery Company opened in December 2014 in The Lake District National Park with the vision of producing a world class single malt whisky and a global brand that is recognised and respected around the world.

Esthwaite Water

Esthwaite Water

Hawkshead

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

Askham Hall Gardens

Askham Hall

Penrith

Take a stroll through our beautiful gardens with views of the River Lowther, visit our animals and enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café.

Sports Hall

Whitehaven Sports Centre

Whitehaven

Get active in our nine court sports hall. You can play football, netball and basketball, book a badminton court, take part in a gymnastics course or roller disco, join a local club or why not book a sports hall birthday party?

Wray Castle

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