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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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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.

Wordsworth House

Wordsworth House and Garden

Cockermouth

Step back in time to the 1770s and experience William and Dorothy Wordsworth’s childhood home, Cumbria Tourism’s Small Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Treetop Trek

Treetop Trek

Windermere

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

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.

Lake Cruises

Keswick on Derwentwater Launch Company

Keswick

Hire a rowing or motor boat and explore Derwentwater and its islands under your own steam. No boating experience is necessary as we provide full safety instruction and life jackets for everyone on board.

Keswick

Keswick

Keswick

Keswick retains the attractive appearance of a traditional small market town, the weekly stalls still set around the Moot market hall which dominates the town centre. Despite its small size, Keswick contains a variety of shops.

Northern Lights Gallery

Northern Lights Gallery

Keswick

Friendly, contemporary Keswick-based art gallery in the heart of the Northern Lake District National Park, representing over 80 artists.

Gincase Farm Park

The Gincase

Silloth

This has something for everyone. The Farm Park has lots of friendly farm animals in 16 paddocks, large Playbarn with huge indoor play area and more; a Gift Shop and quality Tearoom.

Lakeland farm Visitor Centre

Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre

Staveley

The aim for the livestock shows in the arena is to help educate about why the Lake District looks like it does ... a working landscape. You'll be introduced to the some of the different types of livestock we have on the farm.

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)

Lady Anne’s Needlework Retreats

Lady Anne’s Needlework Retreats

Appleby-in-Westmorland

We host immersive needlework retreats and tours in the UK and Ireland for the historic needlework enthusiast. Hosted by Phillipa Turnbull and other embroidery specialists and tutors, these experiences are a bucket list...

Wildlife Park

The Lake District Wildlife Park

Bassenthwaite

Go wild & experience a world of wildlife! There's over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra. Rare and endangered species like Gibbons and Asian Fishing Cats, plus family favourites like lemurs and Meerkats. A great day out for all the family.

Eskdale Moor / Burnmoor Circle

Eskdale Moor/Burnmoor Circle

Eskdale

Several stone circles and many small cairns are visible on the moor. The circles are distinguished by the occurance within them of small cairns. Construction date is thought to be around 2000BC.

Kadampa Buddhist Temple For World Peace

The World Peace Temple, Ulverston

Ulverston

The modern Temple for World Peace provides a place for quiet reflection and spiritual inspiration. It is used every day for meditation and prayers.

Pencil Museum

The Pencil Museum

Keswick

Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago.

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.

Stanwix Theatre

Stanwix Theatre

Carlisle

The Vallum Gallery is located on the Brampton Road campus of the University of Cumbria.

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.

Discover Hadrian's Wall tour

Open Book Visitor Guiding

Brampton

We are a team of well-trained and enthusiastic local people who delight in sharing our extensive knowledge of Carlisle, Hadrian's Wall and its rich history and heritage. Uncover Roman heritage and walk in their footsteps. There's history ev

Lakes Escapes

Lakes Escapes Ltd

Workington

Lakes Escapes Ltd is the first LIVE escape room in West Cumbria. We welcome groups of between 2 to 8 people whose aim it is to complete the game objective with 60 minutes.

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