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!

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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 »

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 »

Aerial view of Fell Foot Park

Fell Foot Park, Newby Bridge

Lake shore country park with stunning mountain views

Situated at the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, Fell Foot Park is a great, family friendly location to play, explore and relax. Sweeping lawns offer plenty of space for games, picnics … Read more »

Swinging through Grizedale Forest wtih Go Ape

Go Ape, Grizedale Forrest

Brilliant adventure centre located between Coniston and Hawkshead.

Swinging through the canopy, wiping out at the bottom of zip wires and going on an and a tree top adventure brings people together like nothing else.

Fly 200 metres across the

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Mountain biking in Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest Park

Grizedale Forest Park nestles in the heart of the Lake District between lakes Windermere and Coniston. Activities range from gentle walks to swinging through the trees at ‘GoApe’, enjoying a leisurely meal in the ‘Café in the Forest’ and exhilarating … Read more »

Hawkshead Village

Wander around Hawkshead with its beautiful old buildings, churches, and rich history. The village has lots of connections with the poet William Wordsworth and children’s author Beatrix Potter. Lots of cafés & tea-rooms and 4 pubs too.

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Hill Top - The Home of Beatrix Potter

Hill Top – The Home of Beatrix Potter

Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter by visiting Hill Top. Full of her favourite things, this house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a ‘tale’.

The … Read more »