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Hawkshead

Hawkshead has flourished from its beginnings as a Medieval market town. Today Hawkshead, with its car-free village centre, is the perfect place for the visitor to experience the 'real' Lake District. This small village has a magical feel!

 

Bowness-on-Windermere

Discover unrivalled views along the shores of lake Windermere from the elevated seating of an open top (summer) double decker bus.

Bus Route: Kendal-Windermere-Bowness-Ambleside-Rydal-Grasmere

  • Access: Bike Bus
 

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Bowness-on-Windermere

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.

 

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Ravenglass

Welcome to Lakeland's oldest, longest and most scenic railway!

 

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Kirkby Lonsdale

Booths is a family owned and operated independent supermarket with over 160 years tradition of quality food & drink retailing.

 

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Bowness-on-Windermere

Henrock — a new, informally elegant restaurant by world renowned chef Simon Rogan.

 

Keswick

This mountain is one of the oldest formations in the Lake District (and indeed in Europe) and provides a variety of gentle ascents for even the most inexperienced walker. Skiddaw overlooks the popular market town of Keswick.

 

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Ambleside

Wray Castle is a mock-gothic Castle, on the western shore of Windermere. Empty of original furniture, this is a place for all the family to enjoy.

 

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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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Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a vibrant visitor centre offering a unique experience for all the family. Explore a magical world where all 23 enchanting tales are brought to life.

 

Grasmere

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Dove Cottage, the home of poet William Wordsworth. Wander through the Garden-Orchard and uncover Wordsworth’s radical and creative life story in the Museum.

 

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.

 

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Caldbeck

A very different venue for very different meetings, seminars or teambuilding events. Exclusive use of up to three luxury cottages for up to 12 people in total, with private facilities for formal or informal working sessions.

  • Delegates: 14
 

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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.

Speciality: Gingerbread, Rum Butter, Local Produce & Ginger themed products.

 

Carlisle

Walk Route: Gilsland-Brampton-Crosby on Eden-Carlisle-Bowness on Solway

  • Miles: 84
 

Penrith

This area is rich in prehistoric remains including a standing stone, stone circle and cairns. Park in the centre at Pooley Bridge and head east towards Roehead, carry on up this track to reach the top of Askham Moor and Morr Divock.

 

Penrith

Second largest circle in England - 360' diameter. Long Meg is an outlying stone and is decorated with concentric circle - late Neolithic or early Bronze Age (c2000 or earlier).

 
 

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