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Attractions

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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View from Brantwood House over Lake

Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin

Coniston

Brantwood house is a registered museum. The 9 rooms that Ruskin used are open to the public. The Severn Studio presents a programme of quality art and craft exhibitions throughout the year.

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage

Grasmere

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

Armitt Collection

The Armitt Museum

Ambleside

Museum, art gallery and reference library covering the history life and arts of the Lakes. Collections include Kurt Schwitters, Beatrix Potter, photography, fine art and local history.

Wild Fishing

Happy Days

Kirkby Stephen

Trevor. Cumbrian born and bred. Country through and through.

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.

Secret Solway Full Day Guided Tour

Secret Solway Tours

Carlisle

This tour gives visitors the opportunity to see varied Solway scenery and wildlife habitats, whilst taking in intriguing historic sites on the Solway coast and plains.

Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Penrith

A peaceful upland with spectacular views Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is the perfect place for a low level walk, family picnic, or wildlife adventure!

Keswick Brewing Compnay

Keswick Brewery Tours, Bar and Shop

Keswick

Come and visit our brewery and find out more about us and the beers we make.

Sizergh House and Garden

Sizergh Castle - National Trust

Kendal

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.

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.

Guided Mountain Walking

Rock n Ridge

Kendal

Bespoke hill walking day(s), from gentle walks to more challenging days, we set the day depending on your fitness level and aspirations/experience.

Old Laundry Theatre

The Old Laundry Theatre

Windermere

Set in Bowness in the heart of the Lake District, this intimate little theatre produces a lively programme of professional drama, classical music, folk, comedy, lectures and film.

Allan Bank

Allan Bank

Grasmere

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.

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.

Grey Croft Stone Circle

Grey Croft Stone Circle

Seascale

The present circle of 10 standing stones, 80' diameter, was restored in 1949. A low oval mound at the centre produced burnt bone fragments and part of a jet ring.

Activities and Training Provider

Mere Mountains

Windermere

We are one of the longest established specialist outdoor activity providers in the Lake District. We think we have something that will suit nearly everyone and if we don’t we’ll link you to someone who has.

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.

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater

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

Ecocabs Fleet

Ecocabs

Carlisle

Taxi and Minibus Provider, Cycle Transport, Airport Transfers

The Old Courthouse Gallery

The Old Courthouse Gallery

Ambleside

Occupying three floors within an historic building, this bright and welcoming gallery showcases the best arts and crafts in the Lakes and Britain today.

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