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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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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kendal

Winner of the Art Gallery of the Year Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017, Abbot Hall Art Gallery is a Grade 1 listed building with a national reputation for showing contemporary and historical works.

Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk

Contours Walking Holidays

Penrith

Self-guided walking holidays along Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk from St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay.

Wild Fishing

Happy Days

Kirkby Stephen

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

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.

Ambleside (Waterhead) Pier from above

Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead

Ambleside

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.

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

Elvastone Circle

Elvastone Circle

Cockermouth

The 15 stones, of which the tallest is just under one metre, form an almost perfect circle some 40 metres in diameter. Only 15 stones of the original 30 remain.

Coniston Launch

Coniston Launch

Coniston

Enjoy cruising aboard our launches around beautiful Coniston Water. A personal commentary by our crew complements your experience of this wonderful area.

Rydal Mount and Gardens

Rydal Mount and Gardens

Ambleside

Rydal Mount, Wordsworth's best loved home for 37 years. Here he wrote many of his poems and revised and improved much of his earlier works including the Prelude and the famous 'Daffodils' poem.

Art in the Forest

Grizedale Forest & Visitor Centre

Hawkshead

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

Museum of Lakeland Life

Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

Kendal

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.

Holehird Garden

Holehird Gardens

Windermere

The Lakeland Horticultural Society exists to promote the art, science and practice of horticulture, with particular reference to conditions in the Lake District.

Hadrian's Wall Bus

Hadrian's Wall Bus (AD 122)

Carlisle

Sit back and relax as we take you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Hadrian's Wall by bus.

Architectural Antiques

Yew Tree Barn

Cartmel

Where Art meets Architectural Antiques…Yew Tree Barn is a stunning old barn full of intriguing and diverse businesses. Browse through showrooms of antiques, garden displays of statuary, stone troughs and artefacts, visit artisans working.

Senhouse Roman Museum

Senhouse Roman Museum

Maryport

An internationally significant Roman collection housed in a Victorian Naval Battery adjacent to the Roman fort at Maryport.

Acorn Bank

Acorn Bank

Penrith

At the heart of the Eden Valley, with spectacular views to the Lake District, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a walled garden and an outstanding medicinal and culinary herb collection. The restored watermill works most weekends.

Into the Outside

Into The Outside

Kendal

Why not experience the Lake District from a different perspective - from the water!! Into the Outside now provide Canoeing & Kayaking trips designed around your interests, skill level and the weather.

Views of Kentmere from our Lakeland Farm

Cowshed Creative

Staveley

We offer a wide range of Inspiring art and craft workshops delivered in a stunning open plan studio. Treat yourself to a special creative day and enjoy the stunning Lakeland landscape and the peace and tranquillity of the Kentmere Valley.

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.

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.

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