Image of Aira Force Waterfall, Ullswater

Aira Force, Ullswater

Aira Force is a tumbling waterfall drops an impressive 65ft.

Located close to the northern shore of Ullswater and managed by the National Trust, the waterfalls are reached by an enchanting stroll through ancient woodland and lush green glades. Aira … Read more »

Getting the boat to Brantwood

Brantwood, Coniston

Former home of John Ruskin. Brantwood is reputed to be the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District.

The House is filled with Ruskin’s treasures: paintings, furniture, objects d’art and his personal memorabilia.

Brantwood is a registered museum, but … Read more »

Sign post at Brockhole visitor centre

Brockhole – The Lake District Visitor Centre

Large indoor and outdoor attraction and the official Lake District Visitor Centre.

A great day out and it’s FREE!

Overlooking Lake Windermere, enjoy the gardens, café, Treetop Trek, events, attractions and something for everyone come rain or shine!

Free entry … Read more »

Aerial view of Buttermere & Crumock Water

Buttermere & Crumock Water

The Buttermere Valley is a picture postcard of blue ribbon lakes (Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater) ‘knotted’ together at the small villages of Buttermere and Loweswater, like ‘a string of pearls each connected to the next’.

Between these lakes, flat

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Cartmel Priory

Cartmel Priory

12th century priory escaped destruction during the Dissolution of Henry VIII and remains one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England.

Hundreds of years ago, monastic visitors, pilgrims and other travellers having just crossed the Morecambe Bay … Read more »

Horses racing at Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel racecourse has the 3rd highest average attendance of any race meeting in the UK (after Ascot and Aintree) yet it is 1 of the smallest race courses in Britain.

People travel from near and far for this great social … Read more »

Castlerigg Stone Circle at dusk

Castlerigg Stone 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.

An English Heritage site, it is among the earliest British circles, built … Read more »

The Coniston Steam Gondola

Coniston Steam Gondola

Owned by the National Trust, an unrivaled sailing experience, float back in time and enjoy Coniston as wealthy Victorians once did, travelling in style in Gondola’s opulent saloons or relaxing on her open-air decks.

Take in the spectacular scenery and … Read more »

Image of Coniston Water on a December morning

Coniston Water

Beautiful, peaceful and serene Coniston Water is the third largest lake in the Lake District. It is five miles long, half a mile wide and about 184 feet deep.

Coniston Water is an excellent lake for canoeing and kayaking due … Read more »

Dalemain House

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Dalemain house near Ullswater on the Northern fringes of the Lake District, is a real treasure. This fantastic Lake District historic house and gardens contains behind its Georgian facade, a wealth of Tudor and Mediaeval rooms and buildings. There has … Read more »