Enjoy A Day Out Shopping
Shopping in Cumbria isn't necessarily the first thing that may come to mind, but we are sure that after you have spent some time browsing what's on offer, you will be pleasantly surprised.
From the high street stores in Carlisle, Kendal and Barrow to the more bespoke shops in market towns like Ulverston and Cockermouth, Cumbria offers a vast varietly of shopping destinations.
Golakes has put together a full shopping guide which is perfect if you're looking at a particular place, or type of shopping experience.
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.
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.
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.
Victorian stately home, set in 25 acres of stunning gardens and ancient deer park. Holker has its own cafe, gift shop and food hall, and hosts an annual programme of special events.
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.
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.
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 1657 Chocolate House is a replica of the one in Bishopgate, London.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
A visit to Wordsworth House and Garden is a unique opportunity to experience late 18th-century life at first hand.
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'.
A unique and interactive experience for children that is truly unforgettable.
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.
Award-winning farm visitor attraction with large indoor play area for all the family. Outdoor play area, Cafe and Shop.
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.
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.
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.
Fri 2 Sep 2016
Held in the pedestrian friendly centre of Carlisle, this award winning Farmers Market combines an excellent choice of local produce.
Sat 3 Sep 2016
Visit our Monthly Artisan & Vintage Market for a wonderful selection of local produce, all made by local craftspeople and producers.
Thu 8 Sep 2016
Located in the centre of pretty Grasmere village
Sat 10 Sep 2016
It’s all happening in Sedbergh this year as the town’s Saturday Artisan Markets get set for a fourth successful year of trading and residents prepare to enjoy not one but two brand new festivals.
Sat 24 Sep 2016
Brampton Farmers Market, managed by Sustainable Brampton, provides delicious fresh produce at affordable prices.
Sun 9 Oct 2016
Featured in ELLE, VOGUE, THE TELEGRAPH AND MARIE CLAIRE, the Judy’s mission is a simple one; gather a selection of the UK’s tip-top vintage traders, source sixty years of stock and offer it up at affordable prices.
Sat 15 Oct 2016
Antique and collectors fair.
Sun 23 Oct 2016
Join us to savour the scents and sample a variety of fresh, local and regional food and drink. Meet the artisan producers and get some fabulous recipe ideas to tickle your taste buds.
Wed 26 Oct 2016
Antique and collectors fair, fine and vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china from number of local dealers.
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016
Windermere is hosting a brand new German Christmas Market on 10th & 11th December, there will be a wide range of festive stalls selling fantastic seasonal gifts from knitwear to soaps.