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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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 »

Dove Cottage, Grasmere

Dove Cottage, Grasmere

William Wordswoth’s first family home is the only place in the world to see his personal belongings.

Here Wordsworth wrote some of the greatest poetry in the English language and Dorothy his sister kept her famous ‘Grasmere Journal’, now on … 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 »

Holehird Gardens, Windermere

Holehird Gardens, Windermere

The 17 acre hillside gardens at Holehird include a great variety of planting – specimen trees and shrubs, extensive rock and heather gardens, a walled garden, alpine houses and herbaceous borders.

Featured in many prestigious garden magazines, this Lakeland Horticultural … Read more »

Boats on Lake Windermere in summer

Lake Windermere

Windermere is England’s largest lake at over 10 miles long, over a mile wide in the widest part and 219 feet deep.

The lake is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice in the … Read more »