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Cumberland Pencil Museum                                 Keswick                                   www.pencils.co.uk
Visit Keswick, home of the first pencil and the Cumberland Pencil Museum.  Walk through a replica of the Seathwaite mine, where graphite was first discovered.  Trace the history of pencil manufacture over the last 350 years and see how we make Derwent Fine Art pencils today.  Be amazed by the worlds longest pencil, over 25 feet and try some of our products.  Events and exhibitions are held in the museum throughout the year.
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The Museum is just as you leave the town centre, on the north side of town.

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Acorn Bank Garden & WatermillTemple Sowerby, Nr PenrithMill & Garden
Best known for its collection of 250 herbs and traditional fruit orchards. Sample the tea-room menu with culinary herbs from the garden used daily in soups, salads and scones, and fruit from the orchards used in delicious puddings and cakes. Wander along the Crowdundle Beck to the partially restored watermill, spot some wildlife then enjoy the views across the Eden Valley to the Lake District from the magnificent backdrop of the sandstone house.

Ambleside Roman FortAmblesideRoman Remains
The well-marked remains of a 2nd-century fort with large granaries, probably built under Hadrian's rule to guard the Roman road from Brougham to Ravenglass and act as a supply base.

Aquarium of the LakesLakeside, Newby Bridge Aquarium
Uncover the secret world of the Lakes at Britain’s unique freshwater Aquarium. Discover British sharks and rays as well as otters, water voles and underwater tunnel.

Armitt Library & Museum CentreAmblesideMuseum
Like its name, the Armitt combines the functions of a library and museum. Located in Ambleside, it houses the Armitt Collection, made up of art, archaeology, archives, books, geology, photography, and local history. It's a resource with much information.

Banks East Turret (Hadrian`s Wall)Banks, Nr BramptonRoman Remains
Imposing and well-preserved turret with adjoining stretches of Hadrian's Wall.

Beacon Museum, TheWhitehaven Museum
The Beacon, overlooking Whitehaven's harbour, tells the history of the town and its harbour. AV presentations tell the story of coal mining and shipbuilding, the influential Lowther family, local smuggling, and the geology and archaeology of the area. Details of the importance of these industries are presented along with artifacts.

Beatrix Potter GalleryHawksheadOther Buildings
Step inside this charming 17th-century building to enjoy a new exhibition of Beatrix Potter's original watercolours and paintings. This gallery has an interesting history, as previously it was the office of Potter's husband, William Heelis. Many of these pictures are only displayed at this location. Learn more about Beatrix as a farmer and early supporter of the National Trust.

Birdoswald Fort (Hadrian`s Wall)GilslandRoman Remains
Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place to stop for a family day out or if you're walking or cycling along Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria. Extensive remains of the Roman Fort can be explored and the longest continuous remaining stretch of this magnificent World Heritage Site can be seen here. The visitor centre has interesting interactive displays and artefacts as well as a model representation of the Wall at its full height. Enjoy delicious locally made cakes and treats in the tearoom while outside wildlife is in abundance as this site is a real nature haven.

Border Regiment and Kings Own Royal Border Regiment MuseumCarlisleMilitary Museum
The Regimental Museum is located in Carlisle Castle in what was once the royal apartments, a chapel, and the Great Hall. In 1872-3 Carlisle was designated as the training depot of the 34th Cumberland and 55th Westmorland Regiments, known in 1881 as the Border Regiment. From that time until 1959 when regiments were amalgamated, Carlisle Castle was home to the Border Regiment training depot. After 1959, the training aspect was discontinued, but the Castle is still home to the Regimental Museum.

Bow BridgeBarrow-In-FurnessBridge
This narrow 15th century stone bridge across Mill Beck carried an old packhorse route to nearby Furness Abbey.

BrantwoodConiston House and Garden
Brantwood is the home of eminent Victorian, John Ruskin. A treasure house of art and memorabilia with extensive grounds and gardens. Spectacular views over Coniston Water.

Brewery Arts CentreKendal Arts Centre
Dynamic multi purpose venue with a theatre, thriving music scene, art galleries, bars, restaurant and cinemas. National and international artists. Youth Theatre, Music and Dance activities.

Brough CastleBroughCastle
Starkly impressive Brough Castle stands on a ridge commanding strategic Stainmore Pass, on the site of a Roman fort. Frequently the target of Scots raids, its towering keep dates from about 1200, and more comfortable living quarters were later added by the Clifford family, only to be accidentally burnt following a 'great Christmas party' in 1521. Like so many other castles hereabouts, Brough was restored in the 17th century by the Lady Anne Clifford, traces of whose additions can still be seen.

Brougham CastleNr PenrithCastle
In a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont in Cumbria, Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century. This great keep largely survives, amid many later buildings - including the unusual double gatehouse and impressive 'Tower of League'. Both a formidable barrier against Scots invaders and a prestigious residence, the castle welcomed Edward I in 1300. A complex of passages and spiral stairways makes Brougham a fascinating castle to explore, as well as an ideal picnic setting for a family day out. The keep top provides panoramic views over the Eden Valley.

Carlisle CastleCarlisleCastle
Standing strongly in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Now its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history. Even before the medieval castle was begun, this site was an important Roman fortress. Today, the castle still plays a prominent role in Cumbria as one of its best loved landmarks.

Carlisle CathedralCarlisleCathedral - Abbey
Carlisle Cathedral, founded by Henry I and completed in 1102, was first a church for the city, then, in 1123, the designated church for the Augustinian order of the Priory of St Mary. It was officially made a cathedral in 1133, the only Augustinian priory church to be so designated. The cathedral has a long and tumultuous history.

Cars of the Stars Motor MuseumKeswick Transport Museum
The Cars of the Stars Motor Museum in Keswick contains a collection of cars used in films and television. Film examples include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Batmobiles, Herbie the Love Bug, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. There is a large collection of cars from the James Bond films. TV cars include Mr. Bean's famous Mini and the Lotus from the Prisoner.

Castlerigg Stone CircleKeswickStone Circle
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. It is also among the earliest British circles, raised in about 3000 BC during the Neolithic period.

Clifton HallNr PenrithManor House
This 15th-century tower, sole surviving part of the manor house of the Wybergh family, was plundered by Jacobites in 1745 before the Battle of Clifton Moor, the last battle fought on English soil.

Conishead Priory & Buddhist TempleNr UlverstonTemple
Conishead Priory has played a number of roles since the Augustinian canons established it as a leper colony in the 12th century. After the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII, a private home was built on the site. This house and all the priory ruins were removed by a Colonel Braddyll who built, in 1821-36, the ornate Gothic mansion standing today on the site. The mansion served as a hotel, and later in the 1930s as a miners' convalescent home. Now owned by the Manjushri Institute, it is a Buddhist centre.

Coniston LaunchConiston Boat Trip - Cruise
Cruise on 1920s Solar-electric passenger launches around wonderful Coniston Water. Special cruises include 'Swallows & Amazons' and 'Campbells on Coniston'. Private hire also available.

Countess PillarBroughamMonument
A monument erected in 1656 by Lady Anne Clifford of nearby Brougham Castle, to commemorate her final parting here from her mother. On the low stone beside it, money was given to the poor each anniversary of their parting.

Dalton CastleDalton-in-FurnessOther Building
14th-century tower built to assert the authority of the Abbot of Furness Abbey.

Dock Museum, TheBarrow-In-FurnessMuseum
The Dock Museum, built over a Victorian graving dock (dry dock), presents an AV story of Barrow's history from prehistoric times to the present and includes the details of its maritime heritage and industrial growth. A special gallery houses changing exhibitions.

Eden Ostrich WorldLangwathby, Penrith Wildlife Park
Eden Ostrich World is part of a Farm Visitor Centre of 500 acres. African Black ostriches are the main attraction.

Fell Foot ParkNewby Bridge, UlverstonPark
The views of Lake Windermere beyond the park are breathtaking. The Victorian lawns and garden sweep away to fine picnic areas and lakeshore. Enjoy the Boathouse Café with its patio, where you can enjoy watching the boats and soaking in the atmosphere. Bring your own boat to explore the lake.

Finestra GalleryKirkby LonsdaleArt Gallery
Finestra Gallery presents a continuing display of high quality fine art, including paintings, sculpture, glass ware, ceramics, jewellery and furniture. (Open every day)

Furness AbbeyNr Barrow-in-FurnessAbbey
The impressive remains of an abbey founded by Stephen, later King of England, including much of the east end and west tower of the church, the ornately decorated chapter house and the cloister buildings. English Heritage is undertaking emergency conservation works to stop the ruined Abbey church sinking into the soft ground. This follows earlier routine inspections which revealed serious cracks in the walls. Medieval masons used large pieces of oak in the foundations and after 500 years, this timber is now gradually giving way.

GondolaConistonBoat Trip
The original 'Gondola', a re-built Victorian steam yacht, was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the National Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in her sumptuous, upholstered saloons. This is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery. Sail to Monk Coniston jetty at the north of the lake, then walk through the Monk Coniston garden on to Tarn Hows. Circular walk four miles. All sailings are subject to weather conditions.

Greystoke Gill PotteryGreystoke GillPottery
Individual and beautiful hand thrown ceramics, decorated with multiple colourful glazes. From small pots to large individual garden sculptures. Workshop and gallery open to the public.

Guildhall MuseumCarlisleMuseum
The building is the result of a 1382 fire that destroyed much of Carlisle. Because of the fire a waste tenement site became available for building on and was turned into a home in 1407 by Richard of Redeness. When he died he left his home to Carlisle, and it became the Guildhall for the city's trade guilds.

Haig Colliery Mining MuseumWhitehaven Industrial Heritage
Located on the cliffs above Whitehaven, the Haig Colliery Mining Museum is part of Cumbria's history. It sits on the site of the former Haig Pit and consists of a winding engine house and headgear. From the 13th century to 1986 coal mining took place in the Whitehaven area. The industry began its expansion in 1630 when Sir Christopher Lowther came into ownership of the coal fields and built a pier for exporting the coal. The last operating mine was the Haig Pit, the deepest in Cumbria.

Hardknott Roman FortHardknott PassRoman Remains
This remote and dramatically-sited fort was founded under Hadrian's rule in the 2nd century.Well-marked remains include the headquarters building, commandant's house and bath house. The site of the parade ground survives beside the fort, and the road which Hardknott guarded can be traced for some distance as an earthwork.

Hare Hill (Hadrian`s Wall)Lanercost Roman Remains
A short length of Wall, still standing 2.7 metres (8.8 feet) high.

Harrow's Scar Milecastle (Hadrian`s Wall)BirdoswaldRoman Remains
A mile-long section of the Wall, rebuilt in stone later in Hadrian's reign. It is linked to Birdoswald Roman Fort.

Helena Thompson Museum, TheWorkingtonMuseum
The Helena Thompson Museum was built in the 18th century as a private home (known as Park End house) and is now a museum. The home was bequeathed by Miss Helena Thompson in 1940, thus the name. In the museum is a model of Workington Hall (across the road) as it was before it became ruinous. Women and children's dresses and needlework from the 18th to 20th centuries are part of the museum's attractions. Also on display in the museum are pottery, jewellery, silver, glass, and furniture dating from Georgian, Regency and Victorian times. One section of the museum relates the social and industrial history of Workington.

Heron Corn Mill & MuseumMilnthorpeMill
The Heron Corn Mill is a traditional working mill on the River Bela. The present building, dated 1750, was restored in the 1970's after closing in the 1950's. It's now open for show milling, and flour is available for purchase. At the mill is an exhibition detailing the mill's development and the process of milling over a period of 900 years.

Hill TopNr Sawrey, AmblesideHouse & Garden
Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter – Hill Top is a time-capsule of this amazing woman'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'. The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables. Hill Top is a small house and a timed-ticket system is in operation to avoid overcrowding and to protect the interior. Hill Top can be very busy and visitors may sometimes have to wait to enter the house.

Holker Hall & GardensCark In Cartmel House and Garden
More than just a day out - breathtaking scenery, historic buildings, beautiful gardens, deer park ...and delicious food from Britain's finest producers.

Holme Open FarmSedberghFarm
Holme Farm is a traditional sheep farm and also plays host to 12 breeds of dales cattle. Goats and a number of poultry breeds complete the picture. Children may hold and feed baby animals and watch demonstrations of farm work. A nature trail (1¼ miles) leads through a nearby wildlife area of special interest. There are orchids, badgers, foxes, and birds (woodpeckers, oystercatchers and others).

Kendal Museum of Natural History & ArchaeologyKendal Museum
Kendal's first Museum collection was put together in 1796 by William Todhunter and contained fossils, plants, minerals, animals, and antiques. The present Museum is based on that collection and was opened after World War I in a former wool warehouse opposite the railway station.

Keswick Mining MuseumKeswick Museum
Displays in the Keswick Mining Museum explain the Lake District geology and the history of its formation. The Fossil Room gives a picture of how the area would have looked in prehistoric times. The Crystal Cave contains fluorescent minerals.

Keswick Museum & Art GalleryKeswickMuseum
Keswick's local museum, the Victorian Museum and Art Gallery, contains original manuscripts and memorabilia of the Lake writers, poets Southey and Wordsworth, and novelist Hugh Walpole (15 volumes of his diaries are in the museum). The museum is also full of curios and curiosities that include a set of musical stones.

King Arthur`s Round TableEamont Bridge, Nr PenrithPrehistoric Site
A Neolithic earthwork henge, dating from c. 2000 BC, but much later believed to be King Arthur's jousting arena. Mayburgh Henge is adjacent.

Lake District Coast AquariumMaryport Aquarium / Oceanarium
Lovers of sea life will enjoy the Lake District Coast Aquarium. The natural history of the Solway is brought into focus with realistically modelled aquatic habitats and informative displays that include fresh water, deep reef, and rock pool habitats. Manta rays, tub gurnards, sharks, eels, and 2000 other specimens (150 species) are on view in 35 tanks. Both native Cumbrian and other sea creatures are included. The aquarium is both entertaining and informative and suitable for children and adults. There are feeding demonstrations at various times throughout the day.

Lakeland Bird of Prey CentrePenrithBird of Prey Centre
The Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre is located in the former walled garden of Lowther Castle. It has both British and foreign birds of prey that include buzzards, kestrels, eagles, peregrines, and owls. Flying displays are put on during the day.

Lakeland Motor MuseumHolker Hall, Cark In Cartmel Transport Museum
The Lakeland Motor Museum is a must for fans of automobilia. It houses more than 30,000 objects ranging from advertising posters to petrol pumps to vintage motorcycles. A collection of more than 150 cars includes Alpha Romeos, Lagondas, Bentleys, and Buicks. Tractors, bicycles, and pedal cars round out the motor exhibition. There's even a recreation of a 1920s garage.

Lakeland Wildlife OasisHale, MilnthorpeWildlife Park
At the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, the story of life on earth is conveyed by working models, interactive displays, and live animals. The collection of animals is varied and includes starfish, snakes, chameleons, monkeys, flying foxes, and poison arrow frogs.

Lakes SupertoursWindemere Sightseeing Tour
Daily sightseeing tours of the English Lake District including attractions such as Hill Top, Yew Tree Farm and Lough Rigg Tarn seen in film 'Miss Potter'.

Lanercost PrioryLanercost, Nr BramptonPriory
The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history. Standing close to Hadrian's Wall, it suffered frequent attacks during the long Anglo-Scottish wars, once by Robert Bruce in person. The mortally sick King Edward I rested here for five months in 1306-7, shortly before his death on his final campaign. Yet there is still much to see in this best-preserved of Cumbrian monasteries. The east end of the noble 13th century church survives to its full height, housing within its dramatic triple tier of arches some fine monuments.

Laurel and Hardy MuseumUlverston Museum
The Laurel and Hardy Museum in Ulverston is the only one of its kind in the world. It contains memorabilia of the pair of film comedians and a small 1920's style cinema showing their films. Stan Laurel (the thin half of the duo) was born on June 16, 1890 at 3 Argyle Street in Ulverston (at the time a part of Lancashire). A plaque on the house commemorates the event. He spent his early years as a comic on the music hall circuit.

Leahill Turret and Piper Sike Turret (Hadrian`s Wall)Nr BirdoswaldRoman Remains
Turrets west of Birdoswald: Piper Sike has a cooking-hearth.

Low Sizergh BarnNr KendalFarm
The tea-room serves all the farm shop goodies and produce. If you are there in the afternoon you can watch the cows coming into the barn to be milked. A two mile farm trail reveals the principles of organic farming used at Low Sizergh. Plant, animal, and bird life are part of the attraction.

Maryport Maritime MuseumMaryportMaritime Museum
The Maritime Museum's collection includes objects, models, paintings, and pictures related to Maryport. Originally begun as the result of donated items in the 1970s, the collection has grown over the years to occupy three floors that encompass the social and political history as well as the maritime and industrial.

Mayburgh HengePenrithAncient Monument
A large and impressive Neolithic henge, much better preserved than neighbouring King Arthur's Round Table. Its banks stand up to 3 metres (10 feet) high, and unusually are constructed of pebbles collected from the nearby river. Near the centre is a single standing stone: old drawings suggest that it was one of a group of four here, four more having been removed from the entranceway.

Millom Folk MuseumMillomMuseum
The Millom Folk Museum is located at the Tourist Information Centre. Here there are displays on 20th century Millom poet and resident, Norman Nicholson, who spent his life in the town. Information is provided on Millom's iron and steel industry. Included is a reconstruction of a drift mine, a forge, and a miner's cottage kitchen.

Mirehouse Historic House & GardenKeswick House and Garden
Historic house with strong literary connections; grounds stretch from fellside to lakeshore; four woodland playgrounds, heather maze and rhododendron tunnel; tearoom specialising in Cumbrian cooking.

Muncaster CastleRavenglass House and Garden
Historic Castle, Breathtaking Himalayan Gardens, World Owl Centre, Meadow Vole Maze, Plant Centre, cafe, gift shops, 12th century church. Wild herons and daily bird show.

Museum of Lakeland Life at Abbot HallKendal Museum
The Museum of Lakeland Life, in a converted stableblock at Abbot Hall, details the history of life in Lakeland over the past 250 years. You can walk down an Edwardian street and visit an 18th century kitchen. The ‘Victorians in the Lake District’ section includes toys and games and Victorian décor in a 19th century bedroom and parlour.

Penrith CastlePenrithCastle
Penrith Castle was begun at the end of the 14th century by Ralph Neville, who played a key role in defending this area against the Scots. It was later transformed into a luxurious residence by Richard, Duke of Gloucester (subsequently Richard III). Surviving to their full height, the castle walls stand in a public park.

Penrith MuseumPenrithMuseum
The Penrith Museum, along with the Tourist Information Centre, is located in the historical Robinson's School, built during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and altered in 1670. The Museum houses information and displays on the history, geology, and archaeology of Penrith and the Eden Valley. Among the exhibits are pottery from the Plumpton Roman fort, Maughanby ‘cup and ring’ stones, and a Skelton village medieval carnival. Exhibitions of historical and contemporary art are presented in the gallery area, added in the 1990's.

Piel CastleBarrow-In-FurnessCastle
The impressive ruins of a 14th-century castle with a massive keep, inner and outer baileys, and towered curtain walls still standing. It was built by the Abbot of Furness on the south-eastern point of Piel Island, to guard the deep-water harbour of Barrow-in-Furness against pirates and Scots raiders. The impressive ruins of a 14th-century castle with a massive keep, inner and outer baileys, and towered curtain walls still standing. It was built by the Abbot of Furness on the south-eastern point of Piel Island, to guard the deep-water harbour of Barrow-in-Furness against pirates and Scots raiders.

Pike Hill Signal Tower (Hadrian`s Wall)BanksRoman Remains
The remains of one of a network of signal towers predating Hadrian's Wall, Pike Hill was later joined to the Wall at an angle of 45 degrees.

Platty+ WatersportsKeswickWater Sports
Tuition or hire in Canoes, Kayaks, Sailing boats, Dragon boat, Voyager or Viking Longship on Derwentwater for individuals, groups, families & people with special needs.

Poltross Burn Milecastle (Hadrian`s Wall)GilslandRoman Remains
One of the best-preserved milecastles on Hadrian's Wall, Poltross includes an oven, a stair to the rampart walk, and the remains of its north gateway.

Ravenglass Roman Bath HouseRavenglass Roman Remains
The remains of the bath house of Ravenglass Roman fort, established in AD 130, are among the tallest Roman structures surviving in northern Britain: the walls stand almost 4 metres (13 feet) high. The fort at Ravenglass (whose earthworks can be seen near the bath house) guarded what was probably a useful harbour and there is evidence that soldiers stationed here served in Hadrian's fleet.

Rum Story, TheWhitehaven Museum
The Rum Story is a fascinating museum that tells the story of one of Whitehavens imports. Its housed in the original shop, courtyards, cellars, and warehouses run by the Jefferson family. The coast of Cumbria was perfect for rum smugglers. The museum tells about this part of the rum story.

Ruskin MuseumConiston Museum
The Ruskin Museum pays tribute to Coniston's most famous resident, John Ruskin, a poet/artist/writer/social reformer, who lived at ‘Brantwood’ on the shores of Coniston Water from 1872 to 1900. There is a collection of Ruskin's original paintings and prints and special folders of additional information on Ruskin available in the gallery.

Senhouse Roman MuseumMaryportRoman Remains
The Senhouse Roman Museum is home to both the oldest collection of Roman artefacts in Britain and the largest from one site in Britain. The collection was begun by John Senhouse from Netherhall around 1570. The artefacts were recovered from the remains of a Roman Fort, Alauna and its nearby settlement. The Romans used Maryport as a landing stage for troop supplies for Hadrian's Wall and Carlisle, and as part of a chain of coastal defenses.

Shap AbbeyShapAbbey
The impressive full-height 15th-century tower and other remains of a remote abbey of Premonstratensian 'white canons'. Information panels guide you round the abbey and illustrate daily monastic life.

Sizergh Castle & GardenSizergh, Nr KendalCastle & Garden
This imposing house, at the gateway to the Lake District, stands proud in a rich and beautiful garden, which includes a pond, lake, national collection of hardy ferns and a superb limestone rock garden. Still lived in by the Strickland family, Sizergh has many tales to tell and certainly feels lived in, with centuries-old portraits and fine furniture sitting alongside modern family photographs. The exceptional wood panelling culminates in the Inlaid Chamber, returned here in 1999 from the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Solway Aviation MuseumCarlisleAir Museum / Airport
Aviation museum with several Ex- RAF Jet aircraft on external display and a museum with exhibition rooms with information on aviation & local WWII RAF airfields.

South Lakes Wild Animal Park LtdDalton-In-Furness Wildlife Park
The 14-acre South Lakes Wild Animal Park is a center for conservation, breeding, and education. It has more than one hundred species of animals located in the park according to which continent they come from. Some examples are white rhinoceros, giraffe, and cheetah from Africa. From Australia come kangaroos, emu, and wallabies. Rare animals at the park include the red panda, maned wolves, and tamarins. There are a number of types of birds, many wandering free. Parrots, pheasants, and waterfowl make their presence known.

Stagshaw GardenAmblesideGarden
A fine collection of shrubs, including rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. Adjacent to the garden are Skelghyll Woods.

Stott Park Bobbin MillNewby BridgeMill
Near to the Lake District in Cumbria, this extensive working mill was begun in 1835 to produce the wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries. Although small compared to other mills, some 250 men and boys (some drafted in from workhouses) worked here over the years in often arduous conditions to produce a quarter of a million bobbins a week.

TownendTroutbeck, WindemereHouse
The Brownes of Townend were just an ordinary farming family, but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories. You will understand why Beatrix Potter described Troutbeck valley as her favourite as you approach this traditional stone and slate farmhouse. Once inside, you are welcomed into the farmhouse kitchen with a real fire burning most days and a quirky collection of domestic tools. Exploring further, you can marvel at the intricately carved furniture and discover why the collection of books belonging to a farming family is of international importance.

Trotters World of AnimalsBassenthwaite Wildlife Park
Trotters World of Animals, set amidst the Lakeland fells, is home to a variety of animals ranging from the critically endangered to traditional favourites. Many of the animals are in spacious open enclosures, such as the cats, lemurs and eagles. Imagine coming face to face with a snake or rubbing shoulders with a rat. One of the daily animal encounters may be your chance to do just that.

Tullie House MuseumCarlisleMuseum
The Tullie House Museum is one of the best museums in England. You truly feel a part of every experience it offers, and everything is presented in the highest quality imaginable. The Border Galleries allow you to journey back in time to relive the dramatic history of Carlisle and the Borders area from pre-history to the Iron Age to Roman times (including an exhibit on Hadrian's Wall and a Roman street). The exhibit then moves to Late Roman, Dark Ages and medieval times. The siege and Civil War are included in an AV and exhibition. There is a fascinating AV offering on the Border Reivers that captures the horrors of these times.

Ullswater & Aira ForceAira ForceCountryside
Beautiful lake winding through a glaciated valley with impressive mountain scenery and a waterfall that inspired many of Wordsworth's great works.

Wasdale, Eskdale & DuddonWasdaleCountryside
From Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain look down on Wastwater, England's deepest lake, with its majestic screes. The National Trust owns the valley farms, campsite, lake, surrounding mountains and the nearby Nether Wasdale Estate. Walk the delightful paths of Upper Eskdale or explore the ever-changing Duddon Valley.

Wetheral Priory GatehouseWetheralPriory
Well-preserved 15th-century gatehouse, the sole survivor of a small Benedictine priory. A miniature 'pele-tower' containing two storeys of comfortable rooms, it later became a fortified vicarage, a defence against border raiders.

Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge (Hadrian`s Wall)GislandRoman Remains
A fine 914 metre (2,999 feet) stretch of Wall, including two turrets and impressive bridge remains beside the River Irthing. Linked by a bridge to Birdoswald Roman Fort.

Windermere Steamboat MuseumWindermereMaritme Museum
The Windermere Steamboat Museum is home to a collection of 15 historic steam and motor boats in a covered setting on Lake Windermere. Included in the group of boats are the S. L. Dolly, salvaged after 67 years on a lake bed. T.S.S.Y. Esperance and S. L. Branksome give a taste of the luxurious level to which steamboats aspired. Esperance was Captain Flint's houseboat in Arthur Ransome's classic children's novel, Swallows & Amazons. Beatrix Potter's rowboat is on display.

Winshields Wall (Hadrian`s Wall)Once BrewedRoman Remains
The highest point on the Wall, in rugged country with spectacular views.


 
Abbot Hall Art Gallery & MuseumKendal
Abbot Hall ParkKendal
Abbott Lodge Jersey Ice CreamClifton
Adrian Sankey, Designer MakersAmbleside
Aira ForceGlenridding
Alpaca Centre, TheNr Penrith
Ambleside Tourist Information CentreAmbleside
AMF BowlingCarlisle
Appleby CastleAppleby-in-Westmorland
Appleby-in-Westmorland Tourist Information CentreAppleby-in-Westmorland
Artcrystal of Grange-over-SandsGrange-over-Sands
Arthur's Round TablePenrith
Barrow-in-Furness Tourist Information CentreBarrow-In-Furness
Belle IsleWindermere
Bewcastle Church and CrossBewcastle
Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts HouseNr Bowness
BlindbeckKendal
BorrowdaleKeswick
Bowness-on-Windermere Tourist Information CentreWindermere
Brampton Tourist Information CentreBrampton
Bridge HouseAmbleside
BrockholeWindermere
Broughton-in-Furness Tourist Information CentreBroughton-In-Furness
Carlisle AirportCarlisle
Carlisle RacecourseCarlisle
Carlisle Tourist Information CentreCarlisle
Cartmel Priory GatehouseCartmel, Grange-over-Sands
Castlegate House GalleryCockermouth
CatbellsKeswick
Claife HeightsNear Sawrey
Cockermouth Tourist Information CentreCockermouth
Colwith ForceLittle Langdale
Coniston & Tarn HowsConiston
Coniston Tourist Information CentreConiston
Coniston VillageConiston
Courtyard GalleryAppleby
Cumberland Toy & Model MuseumCockermouth
Cumbria Classic CoachesKirkby Stephen
Dairy Cottage StudioKirkby Lonsdale
Dalemain Historic House & GardensPenrith
Dent Brewery Tour, TheDent
Dent Craft CentreSedbergh
Derwent Bay BearsPortinscale
Derwent Island HouseDerwentwater
Derwentwater MarinaKeswick
Devil’s BridgeKirkby Lonsdale
Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth MuseumGrasmere
Dr. Manning’s YardKendal
Elva Plain Stone CircleCockermouth
Eskdale Historic Water Corn MillHolmrook
Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage CentreSedbergh
Florence Mine Heritage CentreEgremont
Gincase, TheWigton
Gleaston CastleGleaston
Gleaston WatermillUlverston
Go Ape! High Wire Forest Adventure GrizedaleGrizedale
Go Go Go Indoor KartingCarlisle
Gosforth PotteryGosforth
Grange-over-Sands Tourist Information CentreGrange-over-Sands
Grasmere & Great LangdaleLoughrigg, Ambleside
Grasmere Tourist Information CentreGrasmere
Graythwaite Hall GardensUlverston
Grey Croft Stone CircleSeascale
Grizedale Forest ParkGrizedale
HawksheadHawkshead
Hawkshead Trout FarmHawkshead
Hayes Garden WorldAmbleside
HaystacksButtermere
Heaton Cooper StudioGrasmere
Hoad MonumentUlverston
Hollywood Park Leisure ComplexBarrow-In-Furness
Homes of FootballAmbleside
Honister TramwayButtermere
Honnister Slate MineHonister Pass
Howton Activity CentreUllswater
Hub, TheAlston
Humphrey HeadAllithwaite
Hutton in the ForestPenrith
Jennings Brothers PLCCockermouth
John Cooke Hill Studio and Best Cellars Crafts ShopDent
K Village Outlet CentreKendal
Kangol Factory StoreCleator
Kendal CastleKendal
Kendal Leisure CentreKendal
Kendal MarketKendal
Kendal Parish ChurchKendal
Kendal Tourist Information CentreKendal
Kendal Tourist Information CentreKendal
Kendal Town HallKendal
Kendal United Reformed ChurchKendal
Kentmere PotteryKentmere
Keswick Holiday Arts StudioKeswick
Keswick Launch CompanyKeswick
Keswick Tourist Information CentreKeswick
Killington Lake Tourist Information CentreKillington
Kirkby Lonsdale Tourist Information CentreKirkby Lonsdale
Kirkby Stephen Tourist Information CentreKirkby Stephen
Kirkstone GalleriesNr Langdale
Laburnum Ceramics GalleryPenrith
Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, TheNr Windemere
Lake WindermereWindermere
Lakeland Climbing CentreKendal
Lakeland EquestrianTroutbeck, Windemere
Lakeland Miniature VillageCark In Cartmel
Lakeland Sheep & Wool CentreCockermouth
Lakes Glass CentreUlverston
Lakes Homecentre, TheCockermouth
Lakeside & Haverthwaite RailwayHaverthwaite
LanternhouseUlverston
Larch Cottage NurseriesMelkinthorpe
LatriggKeswick
Levens HallKendal
Little Meg Stone CirclePenrith
Little Salkeld WatermillNr Langwathby
Long Meg and Her DaughtersPenrith
Longtown Tourist Information CentreLongtown, Carlisle
Lowes Court Gallery Egremont
Maiden MoorKeswick
Maudes MeadowKendal
Meadowbank Farm Artists StudioWigton
Moss Eccles TarnNear Sawrey
Nichol End MarinePortinscale
OSHY GalleryAmbleside
Paper Warehouse - Arts & Crafts, TheNr Kendal
Parish Church of St MichaelWorkington
Pennine Llama TreksAlston
Penrith BeaconPenrith
Penrith Golf Centre & Driving RangePenrith
Percy House GalleryCockermouth
Pooley Bridge Tourist Information CentrePooley Bridge
Printing House MuseumCockermouth
Quaker Tapestry Exhibition CentreKendal
Ravenglass and Eskdale RailwayRavenglass
Red ScreesRydal
Rheged Discovery CentrePenrith
Roman Army MuseumBrampton
Rookin House Equestrian & Activity CentreNr Ullswater
RuhmPenrith
Rutter Falls Café and MillNr Appleby
Rydal Mount and GardensNr Ambleside
Rydal WaterRydal
Saint Martin's Parish ChurchBowness
Sands CentreCarlisle
Scafell PikeWasdale Head
Scale ForceButtermere
Seatoller Tourist Information CentreBorrowdale
Sedbergh National Park Visitor CentreSedbergh
Sellafield Visitors CentreSellafield
Settle - Carlisle RailwayCarlisle
Silloth-on-Solway Tourist Information CentreSilloth-on-Solway
Sir John Barrow CottageUlverston
Solway Coast Discovery CentreSilloth-on-Solway
South Tynedale RailwayAlston
South Walney Nature ReserveBarrow-In-Furness
Southwaite Tourist Information CentreSouthwaite, Carlisle
St Cuthberts Church Tithe BarnCarlisle
St John’s ChurchSt. John’s
St Mary’s ChurchKirkby Lonsdale
Swinside Stone CircleBroughton
Talkin Tarn Country ParkBrampton
Tarn HowsHawkshead
Teapottery, TheKeswick
Tewet TarnSt. John’s
Theatre by the LakeKeswick
Thornthwaite GalleriesKeswick
Threlkeld Quarry & Mining MuseumKeswick
Ullswater SteamersPooley Bridge
Ullswater Tourist Information CentreGlenridding
Ulverston Tourist Information CentreUlverston
Upfront Gallery, Coffee Shop & Marionette TheatreUnthank
Village Bakery MelmerbyMelmerby
Walney Island AirfieldBarrow-In-Furness
Waterhead Tourist Information CentreAmbleside
Webbs Garden CentreKendal
Wetheriggs Country Pottery LtdPenrith
Whinlatter Forest ParkKeswick
Whitehaven Tourist Information CentreWhitehaven
Windermere & TroutbeckWindemere
Windermere FerryWindermere
Windermere Lake CruisesWindermere
Windermere Tourist Information CentreWindermere
Winderwath GardenPenrith
Wise Een TarnNear Sawrey
Wordsworth HouseCockermouth
Workington Tourist Information CentreWorkington
World of Beatrix Potter AttractionBowness

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