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Penrith

Early antiquarians describe an avenue of stones at Shap extending for more than a mile in length. A short distance south of Shap village, the Kemp Howe stone circle, unfortunately it has been cut into by the railway line.

 

Cockermouth

CAMRA's Cumbria Pub of the Year 2000 and home to one of the smallest breweries in the county.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Cockermouth

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

 

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Keswick

Come and visit our brewery and find out more about us and the beers we make.

 

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.

 

Carlisle

An 8thC Anglo-Saxon stone cross shaft besides St Cuthbert's Parish Church of Bewcastle dating from 13thC set beside ruins of Bew Castle now being consolidated by English Heritage.

 

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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'.

 

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.

 

Ulverston

This extensive working mill was begun in 1835 to produce the wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries.

 

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Ravenglass

Dominating the Lake District Coast where the mountains tumble into the sea and bursting with treasures and tales, haunted Muncaster oozes history from every rough stone which fashion the castle walls.

 

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Staveley

The beer hall is the Brewery Tap, sampling room, visitors centre and beer shop. it is a fully licensed bar which looks down onto the brew house.

 

Cockermouth

Jennings Brewery was originally established as a true family concern back in 1828, in the village or Lorton. The company moved to its current location in 1874, in the historic town of Cockermouth, in the shadow of Cockermouth Castle.

 

Keswick

Castlerigg is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop.

 

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.

 

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Penrith

18th Century Watermill, commercially milling Organic/Biodynamic, British, stoneground flours, tours available when mill staff are present.

 

Penrith

Picturesque Brougham Castle was begun in the early 13thC by Robert de Vieuxpont, near the site of a Roman fort guarding the crossing of the River Eamont.

 
 

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