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Enjoy A Day Out Shopping

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Shopping in Cumbria isn't necessarily the first thing that may come to mind, but we are sure that after you have spent some time browsing what's on offer, you will be pleasantly surprised.

From the high street stores in Carlisle, Kendal and Barrow to the more bespoke shops in market towns like Ulverston and Cockermouth, Cumbria offers a vast varietly of shopping destinations.

Golakes has put together a full shopping guide which is perfect if you're looking at a particular place, or type of shopping experience.

 
 
The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery

Cockermouth

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a working distillery and discover how the Lakes whisky, gin and vodka are produced.

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)

Grasmere Gingerbread

Grasmere Gingerbread ®

Grasmere

This fascinating little shop was built in 1630 as the village school, and is where Wordsworth occasionally taught. In 1854 it became the home of Sarah Nelson's world famous original celebrated Grasmere gingerbread.

The 1657 Chocolate House

The 1657 Chocolate House

Kendal

The 1657 Chocolate House is a replica of the one in Bishopgate, London.

Levens Hall & Gardens

Levens Hall & Gardens

Kendal

Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion built around a 13thC Pele tower. The much loved home of the Bagot family, visitors often comment on the warm and friendly atmosphere.

Low Sizergh Barn Farm Shop

Low Sizergh Barn

Kendal

We’ve had a great year with Top Farm Shop accolades from the Times and Telegraph. Step through our farm shop doors and explore shelves full of local specialities and seasonal foods direct from farmers, growers, makers and producers.

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.

Blacks - Ambleside

Blacks Outdoor Retail - Ambleside

Ambleside

We live and breathe the outdoors, from simple walks and technical hikes, to arduous expeditions and intrepid exploration.

Hawkshead Relish Company

Hawkshead Relish Company

Hawkshead

With over 100 handmade Relishes, Pickles and Preserves and over 50 Great Taste Awards this is the perfect place for gifts and treats, a passion for local ingredients and traditionally handmade they are gluten, nut and preservative free.

The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World

The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World

Hawkshead

A unique and interactive experience for children that is truly unforgettable.

Walby Farm Park

Walby Farm Park

Carlisle

Award-winning farm visitor attraction with large indoor play area for all the family. Outdoor play area, Cafe and Shop.

Blacks - Keswick

Blacks Outdoor Retail - Keswick

Keswick

We live and breathe the outdoors, from simple walks and technical hikes, to arduous expeditions and intrepid exploration.

Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Grasmere

Explore the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the famous poet William Wordsworth and discover what life was like at the turn of the 19th Century.

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.

Eyelusions Exhibition

Puzzling Place

Keswick

A unique optical illusion exhibition. Witness balls rolling uphill in the anti-gravity room, visibly grow and shrink in the Ames room and be amazed by our interactive optical illusion exhibits, artwork and sculptures.

Stainton Wines

Stainton Wines

Kendal

Beginning in 1984, thirty long years ago, our overriding quest has been to source, import and sell the most characterful and interesting wines at every price point.

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.

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.

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.

Mine Tours, at Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

Keswick

Guided Mine Tours of England’s oldest working slate mine wend their way through the 900 year old mine deep in the heart of the former volcano, Fleetwith Pike.

Hill Top

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

Sawrey

Hill Top is a time capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'Tale'.

Wordsworth House

Wordsworth House and Garden

Cockermouth

Step back in time to the 1770s and experience William and Dorothy Wordsworth’s childhood home.

Kadampa Buddhist Temple For World Peace

Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple

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.

Edge of the World

Edge of the World Ltd

Kirkby Lonsdale

Edge of the World offers a wide choice of relaxed fashionwear for both women and men.

SHOP LOCAL

If you have a particular shopping experience in mind, there is a vast variety located across the county.

SHOPPING EVENTS

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Brampton Farmers Market, managed by Sustainable Brampton, provides delicious fresh produce at affordable prices.

Antiques Fair

Antiques Fair

Ulverston

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Come along to Coro to browse the wares of many traders at the Antiques Fair Sunday 26 November

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Penrith

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Wreath-making workshops, Christmas trees for sale, live music, gin tasting, gift-wrapping and a 10% discount for annual pass holders. Plus the sensational Lowther firebowl.

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Cockermouth

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Antique and collectors fair, small but offering a good selection of fine and vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china.

Carlisle Farmers Market (©D&H Photographers)

Carlisle Farmers Market

Carlisle

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Carlisle Farmers Market, managed by Sustainable Brampton, provides delicious fresh produce at affordable prices.

Windermere Christmas Market

Windermere Christmas Celebration

Windermere

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Windermere Christmas Market is an exciting family friendly event on the streets of Windermere each Winter.

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Penrith

Sun 10 Dec 2017

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

 

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