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Enjoy A Day Out Shopping

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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.

 
 
K Village

K Village Outlet Centre

Kendal

With 17 premium factory outlets selling famous brands at up to 60% discount, K Village - The Lakes Outlet offers smarter shopping in comfort and style.

Blacks - Ambleside

Blacks Outdoor Retail - Ambleside

Ambleside

We live and breathe the outdoors, from simple walks and technical hikes, to arduous expeditions and intrepid exploration.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wordsworth House

Wordsworth House and Garden

Cockermouth

Step back in time to the 1770s and experience William and Dorothy Wordsworth’s childhood home.

Blacks - Keswick

Blacks Outdoor Retail - Keswick

Keswick

We live and breathe the outdoors, from simple walks and technical hikes, to arduous expeditions and intrepid exploration.

The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery

Cockermouth

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a working distillery and discover how the Lakes whisky, gin and vodka are produced.

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.

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.

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.

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)

The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World

The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World

Hawkshead

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

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.

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall and Gardens

Grange-over-Sands

Victorian stately home, set in 25 acres of stunning gardens and ancient deer park. Holker has its own cafe, brasserie, gift shop and food hall, and hosts an annual programme of special events.

The 1657 Chocolate House

The 1657 Chocolate House

Kendal

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

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'.

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.

Pencil Museum

The Pencil Museum

Keswick

Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SHOP LOCAL

If you have a particular shopping experience in mind, there is a vast variety located across the county.

SHOPPING EVENTS

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Grasmere

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Antique and collectors fair, small but offering great selection of fine and vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china.

International Market

International Market

Carlisle

Thu 24 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Showcasing authentic flavours from around the world and bringing the opportunity to shop the unique into the heart of the city centre. An experience not to be missed!

Antique & Collectors Fair Ambleside

Antique & Collectors Fair Ambleside

Ambleside

Sat 26 Aug - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Antique and collectors fair, small but offering great selection of vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china from number of local dealers in centre of market town of Ambleside.

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Brampton Farmers Market, managed by Sustainable Brampton, provides delicious fresh produce at affordable prices.

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Cockermouth

Sat 7 Oct 2017

Antique and collectors fair, small but offering a good selection of fine and vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china.

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Penrith

Sun 15 Oct 2017

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Holker Winter Market

Holker Winter Market

Grange-over-Sands

Sat 4 - Sun 5 Nov 2017

A fantastic day out for all the family, with over 60 stalls selling quality crafts, foods and gifts for the festive season.

 

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