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Green Tourism Gold AwardAIM Cumbria

Ambleside (2 miles, 3 km)

The heated indoor leisure pool is the centrepiece of the leisure facilities and the perfect place to relax - lounge at the poolside, swim, or enjoy the soothing spa bath, Sauna and steam room.

 

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Keswick (7 miles, 11 km)

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.

 

National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Ambleside (3 miles, 5 km)

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.

 

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Hawkshead (6 miles, 10 km)

Childrens chocolate workshop with a retail store selling a large range of chocolates.

 

Adventure Activities Licensing AuthoritySelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Windermere (7 miles, 12 km)

Hire a stand up paddle board SUP for 2 hours on Windermere for just £20 with free shore based instruction. Everything you need to get you hooked on this fast growing sport.

 

VistEngland VAQAS

Coniston (7 miles, 11 km)

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

 

Lake District FoundationVistEngland VAQASVisitEngland Award For Excellence GoldCumbria Tourism Awards Winner

Windermere (5 miles, 9 km)

Recreational high ropes adventure course for 5 years upwards. Climbing wall with auto belay.

 

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Grasmere (0 miles, 1 km)

Make yourself comfortable in the former home of National Trust Founder, Canon Rawnsley. Only partially restored and decorated, this isn’t a typical National Trust experience.

 

Green Tourism Silver Award

Ambleside (3 miles, 5 km)

Whether you have a few hours to unwind, an afternoon to recharge or a whole day to relax, come and indulge yourself in beautiful surroundings and enjoy one of our specially tailored spa packages.

 

Member of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Windermere (8 miles, 12 km)

Windermere Jetty is a spectacular new museum on the shores of Windermere that showcases the sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake.

 

Lake District Foundation

Grasmere (0 miles, 1 km)

The Heaton Coopers are a family of artists that go back 4 generations. The studio in Grasmere, founded by William Heaton Cooper (1903-1995) in 1939.

 

National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Hawkshead (6 miles, 10 km)

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.

 

Lake District Foundation

Windermere (5 miles, 9 km)

Adventure in the High trees! Treetop Nets offers an amazing new way to play high up in the tree canopy. Featuring over 1500m2 of bouncy trampolines, aerial walkways, tunnels and slides. A great family day out suitable for ages 3yrs+.

 

Lake District FoundationVistEngland VAQAS

Ambleside (4 miles, 6 km)

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.6 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

 

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Windermere (7 miles, 12 km)

A Kankku day is really special because it is a genuine off road driving experience rather than driving on a contrived off road course.

 

Grasmere (0 miles, 1 km)

“From our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world”

 

Grasmere (1 miles, 1 km)

This traditional Lakeland cottage was the home of the poet William Wordsworth.

 

Lake District FoundationVistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Gold AwardCumbria Business Environment Network - Gold AwardSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Ullswater (6 miles, 10 km)

Ullswater Steamers celebrate over 150 years sailing on England’s most beautiful lake. Open all Year except Christmas Eve and Day.

 
 

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