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Steam Yacht Gondola
VistEngland VAQAS

Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN

Float back to Victorian times as you indulge in a luxurious cruise on captivating Coniston water in this exquisite steam-powered craft.

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  • Rail station: Ulverston/Windermere (13 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Townend
National Trust

Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB

A real Lakeland hidden treasure set in the beautiful village of Troutbeck, this 17thC solid stone and slate house sits imposingly on the hillside, its huge chimneys typical of the area.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Beatrix Potter Gallery
National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS

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.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Original artists in the craft and gift gallery

Low Sizergh Farm, Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE

Two galleries are packed with everything from kilims to crockery, books to baskets. There’s a selection of local craftspeople’s work, an unexpected collection of clothing, and plenty of original art.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Sizergh House and Garden
National Trust

Nr Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE

With more than 750 years of history and centuries-old portraits sitting alongside modern family photographs, this medieval house certainly feels lived in; indeed it is still home to the Strickland family.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead
VistEngland VAQAS

Waterhead Pier, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EY

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.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Abbot Hall Art Gallery
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Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL

Abbot Hall is an exquisite gallery in the northwest of England on the edge of the Lake District. Works of art can be enjoyed in this beautiful Georgian villa, drawn both from its important collections and the changing series of exhibitions.

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  • Rail station: Kendal (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Eagle Experiences

Barn Close, Ayside, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6HY

Challenge yourself by enhancing your experience day with the inclusion with some of the world's most tenacious raptors, the eagles.

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  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Treetop Nets

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ

Adventure in the High trees! The UK's first Aerial Netting adventure park. Featuring over 1500m2 of sky trampolines, aerial walkways, tunnels and slides. A great family day out suitable for ages 3yrs+.

 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside
VistEngland VAQAS

Lakeside Pier Visitor Centre, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

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.

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  • Rail station: Grange-Over-Sands (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Wray Castle
National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA

Wray Castle is a mock-gothic Castle, on the western shore of Windermere. Empty of original furniture, this is a place for all the family to enjoy.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Canoeing
Member of Cumbria Tourism

Dove Nest Group, The Old Corn Mill, Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8BS

Whether you prefer the roaring foam of white water, or the grace and tranquillity of a mill pond, our canoeing activities can be tailored to suit individual or group needs.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Lakes Aquarium
VistEngland VAQASMember of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

The Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit creatures from the lakes of the world along with those a little closer to home too. From otters and diving ducks to marmoset monkeys and British sharks and rays.

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  • Rail station: Grange-over-sands (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre
VistEngland VAQAS

Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

Grizedale Forest is in the heart of the Lake District between lakes Windermere and Coniston. Activities range from gentle walks, to bike riding, swinging through the trees on GoApe or enjoying a leisurely meal in the Cafe in the Forest

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  • Rail station: Windermere (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Yew Tree Barn
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Low Newton, Newton-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6JP

The Gallery at Yew Tree Barn is the perfect place to discover an exciting range of traditional and modern work.

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  • Rail station: Grange-over-Sands (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Canoeing @ Graythwaite

Graythwaite Estate, Near Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA12 8AZ

Join us for a fun and leisurely canoeing experience where we'll teach you the basic canoeing and paddling techniques.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (13 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cumbria Tourist Guide

Cumbria, CA4

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.

 
 
 
Museum of Lakeland Life
VistEngland VAQAS

Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL

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.

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  • Rail station: Kendal (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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