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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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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.

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.

Gamelands Stone Circles

Gamelands Stone Circle

Penrith

One mile east of Orton is the ancient Gamelands stone circle. One of the largest in Cumbria, all of its stones have fallen over so none are higher than one yard but they are 100 yards in circumference. Easy access.

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.

Townend

Townend

Windermere

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.

Wild Fishing

Happy Days

Kirkby Stephen

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

Old Hall Farm

Old Hall Farm

Ulverston

A traditional Lake District working farm, using Shire horses and vintage machinery including steam to actively farm. We produce beef and dairy products from Jersey cows. We also produce veg and other products for our farm shop.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

Lakes Escapes Ltd

Lakes Escapes Ltd

Workington

Lakes Escapes Ltd is the first LIVE escape room in West Cumbria. We welcome groups of between 2 to 6 people whose aim it is to complete the game objective with 60 minutes.

Windermere Jetty

Windermere Jetty

Windermere

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

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.

Fell Foot Park

Fell Foot

Newby Bridge

A beautiful, family friendly lakeshore park with stunning mountain views. Extensive, sweeping lawns for games, picnics and gentle walks. Easy lake access.

VIP Lake Tours

VIP Lake Tours

Bowness-on-Windermere

Boat Hire - with Skipper - on Lake Windermere aboard a Sealine SC35 Luxury Cruiser. Perfect for any special occasion!

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.

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