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 »

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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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 »

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 »



Derwentwater, at 3 miles long, 1 mile wide and 72 feet deep, is fed by the River Derwent catchment area in the high fells at the head of Borrowdale, and has a long historical and literary background.

The Lake is … Read more »

Hard Knott Pass and Roman Fort

Hard Knott Pass and Roman Fort

Fantastic mountain pass with very steep 1 in 3 gradients (not for the faint hearted!). At the top of pass is the remote and dramatically sited Roman fort which was founded under Hadrian’s rule in the 2nd century.

This amazing … Read more »

Aerial view of Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

See the mines at first hand by taking an underground tour of this excellent Lake District attraction.

If you’re feeling adventurous try out the Via Ferrata. Introduced in 2007 the Honister Via Ferratas were the first in the UK. Using … Read more »

Owl flying

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

Situated 1/4 mile from the entrance to Lowther Castle in the grounds of a walled garden and surrounded by unspoilt parkland.

Visitors are able to see over 150 falcons, hawks, eagles, buzzards and owls from this country and abroad. The … Read more »

Aerial view of Long Meg and her daughters

Long Meg and her daughters

The stones probably date from about 1500 BC, and were likely to have been used as a meeting place or for some form of religious ritual. Long Meg is made of local red sandstone, whereas the daughters are boulders of … Read more »

Lowther Castle & Gardens

Lowther Castle & Gardens

Home to the world famous Lowther Show & Horse Carriage Driving Trials.

The castle stands on a site occupied by the Lowther family for over 800 years. The castle was completed in 1806 and is looking magnificent again as the … Read more »