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Christmas & New year in Cumbria

Search for your perfect accommodation for Christmas. Browse hotels, b&bs, rural cottages for a short stay or a longer get away...

 
 
High Dale Park Barn

High Dale Park Barn

Hawkshead

The property is situated in an extremely peaceful location, well within the Lake District National Park, at the head of the tiny, unspoilt valley of Dale Park. Dale Park is one of Lakeland's best kept secrets. It abounds in wild life.

Self-catering with 2 units, £250-£688 pupw sleeps 2-6

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Guest House

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Guest House

Ambleside

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Country Guest House situated in over 2 acres of privates with plenty of free parking in the lovely village of Ambleside where we have two award winning vegetarian restaurants within a short walking distance.

Guest House with 16 rooms, £45-£170 pppnb

Ring House Cottages

Ring House Cottages

Broughton-in-Furness

Ringhouse self-catering cottages are open all year, and set in the beautiful unspoilt Woodland Valley close to both Coniston and Broughton-in-Furness. For Bank Holiday weeks short breaks will only be taken 4 weeks in advance

Self-catering with 3 units, £245-£590 pupw sleeps 2-4

Staffield Hall Country Retreats

Staffield Hall Country Retreats

Penrith

Staffield Hall Country Retreats offers you luxury self catering holiday apartments near the Lake District, the Lakes, in Cumbria. Hidden between the wild and lonely North Pennines and the shining tors of the Lake District in Cumbria.

Self-catering with 8 units, £455-£1800 pupw sleeps 1-6

Talbot Studio living room

Talbot House & Talbot Studio

Ullswater

Romantic Lakeland Stone cottages with terraced garden. The ideal location for a Lake District holiday, within 7 miles of Penrith. Three bedroom house & studio apartment. Open fire and wifi. Short breaks available.

Self-catering with 2 units, £335-£632 pupw sleeps 2-5

Milburn Grange Holiday Cottages

Milburn Grange Holiday Cottages

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Nestling at the foot of the Pennines and enjoying uninterrupted views of the Lakeland fells, our comfortable cottages offer a high standard of accommodation and are open all year.

Self-catering with 7 units, £230-£600 pupw sleeps 1-7

Beckside living

Southwaite Green Farm

Cockermouth

Eco cottages, built and furnished to the highest standards, in 'one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen'.

Self-catering with 4 units, £460-£1250 pupw sleeps 1-6

Superior Room 4

Laurel Bank

Keswick

Laurel Bank is a charming Victorian non-smoking guest house, close to the historic stone circle and town centre. All rooms are en suite, with views towards Grisedale Pike and Latrigg. Ideally situated for walking.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £34-£42 pppnb

Pine Tops

Pine Tops

Windermere

Pine Tops has 2 comfortable self catering apartments set in 2 and a half acres of gardens and woodland, with panoramic views of Lake Windermere and mountains. Situated in a peaceful but convienient location near to all the popular amenities

Self-catering with 2 units, £295-£500 pupw sleeps 2

1 Park Road

1 Park Road

Windermere

1 Park Road is a unique bed and breakfast located in Windermere village. Providing locally sourced food & drink with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, we are the perfect place for your Lake District retreat.

Guest House with 6 rooms, £38-£54 pppnb

Lane Head Farm Country Guest House

Lane Head Farm Country Guest House

Keswick

Charming 18thC former farmhouse, close to Keswick & Ullswater. Set amid panoramic views of surrounding fells. Individually designed en-suite rooms, guest lounge, free onsite car parking, dogs welcome, cycle storage & free WiFi.

Guest House with 7 rooms, £35-£42 pppnb

Archway Guesthouse

Archway Guesthouse

Windermere

The Archway is a friendly Victorian non-smoking guesthouse with superb mountain views.

Guest House with 4 rooms, £70-£95 prpnb

Wallace Lane Farm Glamping Caravans

Wallace Lane Farm Glamping Cabins

Caldbeck

Wallace Lane Farm has three Shepherd's Cabins, offering Luxury camping accommodation, in the Caldbeck countryside. Each cabin is made of wooden logs and is approx 21 sq meters (4m x 5.25m).

Alternative Accommodation with 3 units, £75-£100 pupn sleeps 4 , £50-£75 pupw sleeps 1-4

The Shepherds Hut in the meadow

Shepherds Hut

Penrith

The Shepherds Hut is the perfect Glamping choice. Built on the farm. Comfortable, cosy and so relaxing. With just a hand-made oak bed, many candles, a tiny wood stove and a view that's forever. A Breakfast basket in the morning, wonderful.

Bed & Breakfast with 1 room, £70-£80 prpnb

Squirrel Bank Cottage

Squirrel Bank Cottage

Windermere

Squirrel Bank Cottage has recently been redesigned and refurbished into a lovely ground floor cottage. This self contained cottage is set in a peaceful location but minutes away from the bustling village of Bowness and Lake Windermere.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £365-£505 pupw sleeps 2

 Woodman's Cottage

Thornthwaite Farm

Broughton-in-Furness

Thornthwaite Farm is set amidst the beautiful scenery of the Woodland Valley. We have five cottages including our 4 star VisitEngland Gold Award barn conversion and a luxury Log Cabin all with stunning views of the Lakeland fells.

Self-catering with 6 units, £300-£700 pupw sleeps 1-6

Lyndale Guest House

Lyndale Guest House

Ambleside

Lyndale Guesthouse is nestled midway between lake Windermere and Ambleside village with superb views of Loughrigg fell and the Langdales beyond. Lake Windermere is 5 minutes stroll away.

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £38-£46 pppnb, £70-£121 prpnb

Crake Trees Manor

Crake Trees Manor

Penrith

Our beautiful farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales on outskirts of Lake District National Park. Secluded yet 10 mins the M6 & A66. Perfect walking, running, biking and exploring. Superb views, informal hospitality & unforgettable breakfasts.

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £80-£120 prpnb

Millers Beck open plan kitchen

Millers Beck Self Catering

Kendal

Quality accommodation in converted 17C corn mill in beautiful setting with mill race running through garden. Close to jct 36 of M6 and Kendal centre.

Self-catering with 2 units, £320-£450 pupw sleeps 2-4

Bedroom

Stay Lambing Live

Kirkby Stephen

Hosts of BBC 2 Lambing Live 2011 welcome you to their luxury holiday accommodation and experience first hand life on a working farm.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £805-£1085 pupw sleeps 2-8

Mossgill Loft

Mossgill Loft

Kirkby Stephen

Situated in a quiet fellside village, Mossgill Loft was originally the Sunday schoolroom and part of the Baptist Chapel. The property has been cleverly converted into a cosy flat for two people.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£355 pupw sleeps 2

Wheelgate Country Guesthouse

Wheelgate Bed & Breakfast

Coniston

Welcoming and friendly B&B, award-winning breakfast, spacious, well-equipped rooms. Free Wi-Fi. Ideal base for exploring.

Guest House with 6 rooms, £50-£55 pppn, £32-£46 pppnb

Burn Cottage & Meadow View

New Pallyards

Carlisle

New Pallyards is situated on a small and quiet farm, set amidst beautiful, peaceful countryside close to Hethersgill village.

Self-catering with 4 units, £250-£550 pupw sleeps 1-6

Bank House Bed and Breakfast Room 4

Bank House Bed and Breakfast

Penrith

A beautiful period house with a large terraced garden giving fabulous views to the Lakeland fells. A special place to stay with a warm and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a superb breakfast.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £26-£50 pppnb

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Fell View Cottage

Fell View Guest House

Bowness-on-Windermere

Fellview is ideally situated in a quiet residential area just a few minutes stroll from the centre of Bowness and the shore of lake Windermere. Room only rate from £25.00 pppn - £35.00 Tariff is according to season and duration of stay.

Guest Accommodation - Room Only with 4 rooms, £30 pppn

Brook House

Brook House

Windermere

Welcome to Brook House - A Lakeland stone Victorian guest house built in 1892. Offering Bed & freshly cooked breakfast from our varied menu.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £33-£38 pppnb, £85 prpnb

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Guest House

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Guest House

Ambleside

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Country Guest House situated in over 2 acres of privates with plenty of free parking in the lovely village of Ambleside where we have two award winning vegetarian restaurants within a short walking distance.

Guest House with 16 rooms, £45-£170 pppnb

Ring House Cottages

Ring House Cottages

Broughton-in-Furness

Ringhouse self-catering cottages are open all year, and set in the beautiful unspoilt Woodland Valley close to both Coniston and Broughton-in-Furness. For Bank Holiday weeks short breaks will only be taken 4 weeks in advance

Self-catering with 3 units, £245-£590 pupw sleeps 2-4

Millbeck Guest House bedroom

Millbeck Guest House

Windermere

A traditional Lakeland stone property offering quality accommodation. A central base to Windermere, Bowness and the Lakes. Perfect for sightseeing. walking, shopping or just relaxing.

Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £5-£56 pppnb

Ravenstone Lodge

Ravenstone Lodge Hotel

Keswick

The Lodge a Victorian building, originally a stable circa 1861, is situated at the foot of Skiddaw in its own 5 acres of spectacular Lake District countryside with splendid views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and the north western fells.

Country House Hotel with 9 rooms, £35-£90 pppnb

Green Gables

Green Gables

Windermere

Facing Elleray Gardens, Green Gables is a family owned and run guest house offering great value B&B accommodation and has seen many guests return.

Guest House with 7 rooms, £35-£55 pppnb, £32-£90 prpnb

Beech House

Beech House

Kendal

In a quiet conservation area overlooking the green. Only 5 minutes walk from both Kendal town centre and the golf course. Beech House has 5 en suite individually designed bedrooms with 5-star VB classification.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £75-£100 prpnb

Milburn Grange Holiday Cottages

Milburn Grange Holiday Cottages

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Nestling at the foot of the Pennines and enjoying uninterrupted views of the Lakeland fells, our comfortable cottages offer a high standard of accommodation and are open all year.

Self-catering with 7 units, £230-£600 pupw sleeps 1-7

Superior Room 4

Laurel Bank

Keswick

Laurel Bank is a charming Victorian non-smoking guest house, close to the historic stone circle and town centre. All rooms are en suite, with views towards Grisedale Pike and Latrigg. Ideally situated for walking.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £34-£42 pppnb

Hill Crest Country Guest House

Hill Crest Country Guest House

Windermere

Hill Crest - 2014 'Guest Accommodation of the Year' winner. Relax in homely surroundings with panoramic views, delicious breakfasts and outstanding customer service. Close to Lake Windermere with many attractions near by and lovely walks.

Guest House with 3 rooms, £38-£50 pppnb

Ellerdene Guest House

Ellerdene Guest House

Windermere

Located in Windermere village, in the heart of the Lake District.

Guest House with 6 rooms, £30-£37 pppnb, £80-£105 prpnb

1 Park Road

1 Park Road

Windermere

1 Park Road is a unique bed and breakfast located in Windermere village. Providing locally sourced food & drink with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, we are the perfect place for your Lake District retreat.

Guest House with 6 rooms, £38-£54 pppnb

2 Cambridge Villas

2 Cambridge Villas

Ambleside

Recently refurbished, 5 rooms with new en suites. Flexible with regard to arrival times, cycle store and drying facilities available.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £65-£105 prpnb

Heated showers and toilets

Wallace Lane Farm Campsite

Caldbeck

Wallace Lane Farm Campsite is a peaceful and quiet little gem set high in the Cumbrian fells, with fantastic views over the Solway plain, sea and Scottish Mountains. Situated a short distance from the Village of Caldbeck.

Holiday & Camping Park with 12 pitches, £15-£16 ptpn

Claremont House

Claremont House

Keswick

Claremont House is a large detached period property set in grounds of an acre. There are 3 king, 1 family and 2 super king/twin bedded rooms all with private ensuite shower facilities. There is guest parking, cycle storage and free Wi-Fi.

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £30-£43 pppnb

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Keswick

Lanefoot Farm Campsite is a peaceful site in a picturesque setting, between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater, with panoramic views of the surrounding fells.

Touring & Camping Park with 42 pitches, £18-£26 ptpn

Spa bath room

Southview House & Indoor Pool

Windermere

The Southview is a licensed guesthouse with its own indoor heated swimming pool, 10 en suite bedrooms including 6 superior rooms and 4 classic bedrooms

Guest House with 10 rooms, £50-£119 prpnb

Lane Head Farm Country Guest House

Lane Head Farm Country Guest House

Keswick

Charming 18thC former farmhouse, close to Keswick & Ullswater. Set amid panoramic views of surrounding fells. Individually designed en-suite rooms, guest lounge, free onsite car parking, dogs welcome, cycle storage & free WiFi.

Guest House with 7 rooms, £35-£42 pppnb

Archway Guesthouse

Archway Guesthouse

Windermere

The Archway is a friendly Victorian non-smoking guesthouse with superb mountain views.

Guest House with 4 rooms, £70-£95 prpnb

The Shepherds Hut in the meadow

Shepherds Hut

Penrith

The Shepherds Hut is the perfect Glamping choice. Built on the farm. Comfortable, cosy and so relaxing. With just a hand-made oak bed, many candles, a tiny wood stove and a view that's forever. A Breakfast basket in the morning, wonderful.

Bed & Breakfast with 1 room, £70-£80 prpnb

Fair Rigg

Fair Rigg

Bowness-on-Windermere

Fair Rigg is a fine Victorian Guest House enjoys a rural setting on the edge of Bowness, with magnificent views up the lake to the fells beyond, It retains many period features and is very well furnished and decorated and has 5* reviews.

Guest House with 6 rooms, £35-£63 pppnb

Crake Trees Manor

Crake Trees Manor

Penrith

Our beautiful farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales on outskirts of Lake District National Park. Secluded yet 10 mins the M6 & A66. Perfect walking, running, biking and exploring. Superb views, informal hospitality & unforgettable breakfasts.

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £80-£120 prpnb

Wheelgate Country Guesthouse

Wheelgate Bed & Breakfast

Coniston

Welcoming and friendly B&B, award-winning breakfast, spacious, well-equipped rooms. Free Wi-Fi. Ideal base for exploring.

Guest House with 6 rooms, £50-£55 pppn, £32-£46 pppnb

Festive Events

Gravel Workmen

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer 2016

Hawkshead

Sat 3 Sep 2016 - Sun 1 Jan 2017

The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016 displays the exceptional shortlist of photographs submitted for this years award, accompanied by a portfolio by the winner Pedram Yazdani.

Hardman

Joseph Hardman: People on Film

Kendal

Sat 17 Sep - Sat 17 Dec 2016

Joseph Hardman was a prolific photographer who captured an image of Lakeland life between the 1930s and the 1960s.

Annie Garnett

Spinning the Colours of Lakeland

Windermere

Sat 24 Sep 2016 - Sun 29 Jan 2017

Colour I revel in’ – the words of Annie Garnett, the creative Arts and Crafts designer and entrepreneur who became a key figure in the revival of hand spinning and weaving in the Lake District.

Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Elliptical Journey, 1998 ©

Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012)

Kendal

Thu 27 Oct 2016 - Sun 1 Jan 2017

Employing an unorthodox approach to paint application, Paul Jenkins is as much identified with the process of controlled paint-pouring and canvas manipulation

Arts Council Collection

People on Paper

Kendal

Sat 29 Oct - Sat 17 Dec 2016

This exhibition brings together some of the finest examples from the Arts Council Collection

Discovering Pen and Wash

Discover Pen and Wash - For All Abilities

Penrith

Thu 1 Dec 2016

Make your own Christmas Cards using the technique of pen and wash, with Margaret Jarvis.

Festive Wreath Workshop and Lunch

Festive Wreath Workshop and Lunch

Windermere

Thu 1 Dec 2016

Learn how to create a natural look this Christmas on our festive wreath workshop. Find out how to turn abundant winter greenery and berries into a stunning wreath to be proud of.

Introduction to Pen and Wash, Margaret Jarvis

Studies in Pen and Wash with Margaret Jarvis

Penrith

Thu 1 Dec 2016

Pen and Wash could also be described as - Watercolour and Ink - it combines the subtle variable nature of the watercolour wash with finer detail picked out in black ink pen, allowing the artist different effects in shading and textures.

The Emperor and the Nightingale

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Keswick

Thu 1 Dec 2016

Join Wu and Xiao as they journey across a fantastical kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family.

A meeting of minds - Live letter reading

A meeting of minds - Live letter reading

Grasmere

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Come to sit back, relax with a cup of tea, and enjoy listening to the reading of letters and articles written by Beatrix Potter and her friend Canon Rawnsley.

Made in Cumbria

Made in Cumbria Farmers Market

Carlisle

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Held in the pedestrian friendly centre of Carlisle, this award winning Farmers Market combines an excellent choice of local produce.

The Emperor and the Nightingale

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Keswick

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Join Wu and Xiao as they journey across a fantastical kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family.

Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes

Kendal

Fri 2 Dec 2016

One of the finest indie bands of the last decade who have sold over a million records to date, Turin Brakes continue to produce powerful new music as their journey continues

Antique and collectors fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Cockermouth

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Antique and collectors fair.

Creative Sandblasting

Creative Sandblasting

Ulverston

Sat 3 Dec 2016

This intensive one-day course will be introduced to the incredibly effective technique of decorative sandblasting.

Handmade Christmas

Handmade Christmas

Windermere

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec 2016

Get Christmas all wrapped up this year. Make a stunning Christmas decoration for your tree and sit back and enjoy lakeland storytelling. Suitable for all the family. From 11am - 4pm.

Local Artisan, Craft, Produce & Vintage Market

Local Artisan, Craft, Produce & Vintage Market

Cockermouth

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Visit our Monthly Artisan & Vintage Market for a wonderful selection of local produce, all made by local craftspeople and producers.

Santa Express

Santa Express

Ravenglass

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec 2016

All aboard! Our favourite 'Santa Express' event returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway for 2016.

The Emperor and the Nightingale

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Keswick

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Join Wu and Xiao as they journey across a fantastical kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family.

The Wedding Present

The Wedding Present

Kendal

Sat 3 Dec 2016

On September 2nd The Wedding Present will be releasing their widely anticipated ninth studio album. But [in oh, so typical

Keswick's Own Christmas Proms

Keswick's Own Christmas Proms

Keswick

Sun 4 Dec 2016

Regular supporters of this Christmas concert will be eagerly looking forward to this festive treat of music and carols, following last year’s cancellation during the floods.

Live Music: The Red Dirt Skinners

Live Music: The Red Dirt Skinners

Egremont

Sun 4 Dec 2016

Our live music goes from strength to strength this year, and we’re topping it off this December with a set from the award-winning and genre-defying duo The Red Dirt Skinners.

The Emperor and the Nightingale

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Keswick

Mon 5 Dec 2016

Join Wu and Xiao as they journey across a fantastical kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family.

The Emperor and the Nightingale

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Keswick

Tue 6 Dec 2016

Join Wu and Xiao as they journey across a fantastical kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family.

Don't miss out on a host of festive events across the count. Featuring markets, fairs, light switch ons and family shows...
 

Santa's Grottos

Enjoy the magic of Christmas at one of Santa's Grotto's across Cumbria...

Christmas shopping

Browse the best shopping outlets and local suppliers to find that perfect gift for your loved ones or a little treat for yourself...
Low Sizergh Barn Farm Shop

Low Sizergh Barn

Kendal

We’ve had a great year with Top Farm Shop accolades from the Times and Telegraph. Step through our farm shop doors and explore shelves full of local specialities and seasonal foods direct from farmers, growers, makers and producers.

The 1657 Chocolate House

The 1657 Chocolate House

Kendal

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

Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Grasmere

Explore the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the famous poet William Wordsworth and discover what life was like at the turn of the 19th Century.

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.

Architectural Antiques

Yew Tree Barn

Cartmel

Where Art meets Architectural Antiques…Yew Tree Barn is a stunning old barn full of intriguing and diverse businesses. Browse through showrooms of antiques, garden displays of statuary, stone troughs and artefacts, visit artisans working.

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.

Levens Hall & Gardens

Levens Hall & Gardens

Kendal

Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion built around a 13thC Pele tower. The much loved home of the Bagot family, visitors often comment on the warm and friendly atmosphere.

Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread

Grasmere Gingerbread ®

Grasmere

This fascinating little shop was built in 1630 as the village school, and is where Wordsworth occasionally taught. In 1854 it became the home of Sarah Nelson's world famous original celebrated Grasmere gingerbread.

Cranstons Cumbrian Food Hall

Cranstons Cumbrian Food Hall

Penrith

At our local produce Food Hall you will find the very best food and drink that Cumbria, renowned for the quality of its livestock farming and its thriving artisan food scene, has to offer.

Walby Farm Park

Walby Farm Park

Carlisle

Award-winning farm visitor attraction with large indoor play area for all the family. Outdoor play area, Cafe and Shop.

Mine Tours, at Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

Keswick

Guided Mine Tours of England’s oldest working slate mine wend their way through the 900 year old mine deep in the heart of the former volcano, Fleetwith Pike.

Stainton Wines

Stainton Wines

Kendal

Beginning in 1984, thirty long years ago, our overriding quest has been to source, import and sell the most characterful and interesting wines at every price point.

Eyelusions Exhibition

Puzzling Place

Keswick

A unique optical illusion exhibition. Witness balls rolling uphill in the anti-gravity room, visibly grow and shrink in the Ames room and be amazed by our interactive optical illusion exhibits, artwork and sculptures.

The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World

The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World

Hawkshead

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

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.

Hawkshead Relish Company

Hawkshead Relish Company

Hawkshead

With over 100 handmade Relishes, Pickles and Preserves and over 50 Great Taste Awards this is the perfect place for gifts and treats, a passion for local ingredients and traditionally handmade they are gluten, nut and preservative free.

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.

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'.

Greenlands Farm Village

Greenlands Farm Village

Kendal

Located next to an artisan village, the Open Farm is a real hands-on experience, loved by both children and adults (and don't worry if it is raining there's lots undercover)

Bay View Garden Centre

Bay View Garden Centre

Carnforth

The Garden Centre has spectacular views over Morecambe Bay & the Lakes. Family run. Plants, Cafe, Home & Gifts. The Potting Shed Cafe makes a perfect stop-off for the hungry traveller with delicious breakfasts, lunches & afternoon teas.

Pencil Museum

The Pencil Museum

Keswick

Visit Keswick, the home of the first pencil, and pencil perfection since 1832. Walk through a replica of the Seathwaite Mine, where graphite was first discovered. Trace the history of pencil manufacture over the last 350 years.

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