Places to Go

Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ Tel: 01229 860010
Grizedale Forest offers a range of activities for all ages through the year, from mountain biking to relaxing walks, Go-Ape to the sculpture trails. The visitor centre includes the Café in the Forest and mountain bike hire shop.

Cark in Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7PL Tel 015395 58328,
Home to Lord and Lady Cavendish, Victorian wing, glorious gardens and parkland, woodlands, food hall, gift shop and courtyard café.
Show more details of Muncaster Castle Muncaster Castle
Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ Tel 01229 717614,

Historic haunted Castle home to the Pennington family for 800 years. A 70-acre garden famous for its collection of rhododendrons and azaleas set against the stunning backdrop of the Lakeland fells. World Owl Centre home to over 40 species.

Show more details of The World of Beatrix Potter The World Of Beatrix Potter

The Old Laundry, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria,  A23 3BX   Tel 015394 88444
A magical indoor attraction that brings to life all 23 Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit tales. Meet all your favourite characters and find out more about Beatrix Potter herself.

Show more details of Cumbria Crystal - The Lakes Glass Centre Cumbria Crystal  -  the Lakes Glass Centre

Oubas Hill, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7LB  Tel: 01229 584400

The last full lead crystal glass maker in England. See craftsmen at work, visit the factory shop.

Show more details of Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House Blackwell - the Arts & Crafts House

Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT  Tel: 015394 46139, 

Blackwell is one of Britain's finest and most important houses from the turn of the last century,    situated in a stunning setting overlooking lake Windermere.

Show more details of Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin Brantwood - Home of John Ruskin

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD  Tel: 015394 41396

Brantwood, the former home of eminent Victorian John Ruskin and a treasure house of art and memorabilia. The 250-acre estate comprises 8 unique gardens, ancient woodland, high moors and meadows.


Show more details of Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre Brockhole  - the Lake District Visitor Centre 

Brockhole, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ  Tel: 015394 46601

Visitor centre with interactive exhibitions, Mawson gardens, adventure playground, shop and information centre. Lakeshore access for all.


Show more details of Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL  Tel: 01539 722464

This award-winning museum takes you and your family back through time to tell the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants.

Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH  Tel: 015394 35544
Wordsworth's most famous home where he lived from 1799 to 1808. This hub of art, literature and creativity has a programme of exhibitions and events from craft workshops, poetry readings and free children’s activities.


Show more details of Windermere Lake Cruises, WaterheadWindermere Lake Cruises

Waterhead Pier, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EY  Tel: 015394 43360
Windermere Lake Cruises offer more than just a ferry service. We hold private charters, lunch cruises, buffet cruises, corporate hospitality, public sailings, group travel.Steamers and launches sail daily throughout the year from Waterhead.

Show more details of Fell Foot Park Fell Foot Park

 Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN  Tel: 015395 31273
Discover this lakeshore Victorian park on the east shore of Windermere. Just the place for families to enjoy access to Windermere with picnic areas, boat hire and tea room.


Show more details of The Heaton Cooper Studio The Heaton Cooper Studio, Grasmere               

The Studio, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SX  Tel: 015394 35280
This gallery and art shop run by the Heaton Cooper family, selling original paintings and prints from 4 generations of the family.