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Cumbria is packed with famous award-winning attractions. Whether you are discovering the life and works of one of the many famous poets that have resided here, or climbing through the trees to cruising across one of the many beautiful lakes. The variety of visitor attractions on offer in the Lake Disrict ensure that all ages and interests are catered for. There is something for individual adventure seekers as well as families and couples. Take a look below to find out more...
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Swarthmoor Hall

Swarthmoor Hall

Ulverston

Swarthmoor Hall is a 16th Century country house (circa 1586) set in beautiful gardens and grounds in 130 acres of farmland, with views to neighbouring fells and close to the bustling market town of Ulverston.

Mountain Goat Tours

Mountain Goat Tours

Windermere

The ideal way to explore the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. Mountain Goat provide full-day and half-day guided mini-coach tours where you can sit back and relax and enjoy some of the of the most stunning scenery in the UK.

Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens

Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens

Keswick

A family-run historic house with strong literacy connections in a fantastic setting. Live piano music and children's quiz in house. Four woodland playgrounds, lakeside and poetry walks in the grounds. Excellent tearoom specialising in Cumbr

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.

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)

Dove Cottage

Wordsworth Grasmere

Grasmere

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Dove Cottage, the home of poet William Wordsworth. Wander through the Garden-Orchard and uncover Wordsworth’s radical and creative life story in the Museum.

Brewery Arts Centre

Brewery Arts Centre

Kendal

Known nationally as a centre for world-class theatre, music, art and events...

Altura trail south loop

Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre

Keswick

Whinlatter Forest is England's only true mountain forest. Rising 1000ft above sea level, Whinlatter provides a whole range of outdoor activities for everyone.

Moor Divock

Moor Divock

Penrith

This area is rich in prehistoric remains including a standing stone, stone circle and cairns. Park in the centre at Pooley Bridge and head east towards Roehead, carry on up this track to reach the top of Askham Moor and Morr Divock.

Peter Rabbit

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potterâ„¢ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a vibrant visitor centre offering a unique experience for all the family. Explore a magical world where all 23 enchanting tales are brought to life.

The Lingholm Estate

The Lingholm Estate

Keswick

If you're looking for a unique and memorable wedding day, Lingholm provides the ideal venue.

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake

Keswick

Theatre by the Lake has a setting on the shores of Derwentwater no other professional theatre in Britain can match. Each year it stages up to nine of its own productions of classic, modern and new plays and has won multi-starred reviews.

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle

Impressive and formidable, Carlisle Castle amply repays exploration of its absorbing 900-year history. Long commanding the especially turbulent western end of the Anglo-Scottish border, Carlisle has witness many conflicts and sieges.

Dalemain Mansion

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Penrith

Dalemain is a fine mixture of medieval, Tudor and early Georgian architecture. The imposing Georgian façade strikes the visitor immediately but in the cobbled courtyard the atmosphere of the north country Tudor manor is secure.

Birkrigg Common

Birkrigg Common

Ulverston

Double Circle of stones surrounding cremations in urns (removed). 'Platform' cairn, small barrows, Romano-British farmsteads.

Lakeside Pier & Steam Railway Station

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside

Newby Bridge

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.

The Lanes Shopping Centre Carlisle

The Lanes Shopping Centre

Carlisle

With over 70 stores under one roof including Primark, Debenhams, Next, New Look and H&M plus a range of specialist shops, and a 600 space Park Mark awarded car park above the centre, shopping has never been easier.

Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle

Ravenglass

Dominating the Lake District Coast where the mountains tumble into the sea and bursting with treasures and tales, haunted Muncaster oozes history from every rough stone which fashion the castle walls.

Larch Cottage Nursery

Larch Cottage Nurseries

Penrith

Host to over 15,000 varieties of plants, the vast majority of which are propagated on-site, we specialise in rare and unusual shrubs, perennials and climbers, Japanese Acers, old fashioned roses and slow growing and Dwarf Conifers.

Cumbria Tourist Guides

Cumbria Tourist Guides

Windermere

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.

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