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Penrith

Acorn Bank Watermill is situated on the Acorn Bank Estate, home to Temple Sowerby Manor and Acorn Bank Garden. A footpath leads through an ancient oak wood to Crowdundle Beck, the source of power for the mill.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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Brampton

Birdoswald stands high above a meander in the River Irthing, in one of the most picturesque settings on Hadrian's Wall. A Roman fort, turret and milecastle can all be seen on this excellent stretch of the Wall.

 

Brampton

Standing close to Hadrian's Wall, this beautiful 13C church stands to its full height and remains remarkably well-preserved.

 

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.

 

Kendal

Kendal Castle is situated on a mound-like hill, known as a drumlin, to the east of the town of Kendal, Cumbria, in northern England.

 

Keswick

The history of the Moot Hall is sketchy, but there are reports of a significant building on the site as early as 1571. The current building was erected in 1813, and since then has served as a courthouse, a prison, a museum and town hall.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

Ravenglass

Eskdale Mill is a rare survival of a traditional watermill and drying kiln. It is the last remaining working water-powered corn mill in the Lake District National Park.

 

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Sedbergh

Home to artists’ studios, art and contemporary craft exhibitions, workshops, craft gallery, shop, heritage craft demonstrations, heritage power looms, and a tea room

 

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.

 

Grasmere

This traditional Lakeland cottage was the home of the poet William Wordsworth.

 

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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.

 

Penrith

This is a site of considerable historical interest from Bronze Age onwards. As part of the amenities of the hall for wedding receptions there is also a 1310 chapel.

 

Barrow-in-Furness

Impressive red sandstone remains with ornately decorated chapter house.Once the second most prosperous Cistercian abbey in England.

 

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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