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.
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.
Cumbria Crystal - the Lakes Glass Centre
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry
Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL Tel:
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.
Windermere 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.
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.
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.