Man admiring the view from Orrest Head

Orrest Head, Windermere

One of the best views in the Lake District for such a short walk.

It was the view from Orrest Head that 1st inspired the great guidebook author and illustrator Alfred Wainwright. On his 1st trip to the Lake Read more »

Steam train at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is a 15 inch gauge heritage steam railway. The 7 miles line runs from Ravenglass to Dalegarth Station near Boot in the valley of Eskdale and through some spectacular Lake District scenery.

The Ravenglass & … Read more »

A play at Theatre by the lake, Keswick

Theatre by the lake, Keswick

The Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is situated on the shores of Derwentwater and has brought the magic of theatre and the excitement of the imagination to one of the loveliest and remotest locations in Britain.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 »

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 »

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.

The stunning countryside Read more »

Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle offers an unforgettable experience in a gorgeous location set amongst the Western Lake District fells.

Lots of activities and events held at this lovely location and setting throughout the year.

Fun for all the family.

Historic haunted castle… Read more »

Owl at the World Owl Sanctuary

Hawk and Owl Centre

The Hawk & Owl Centre are located within the gardens of Muncaster Castle.

The Centre offers a memorable part of a great family day out in Cumbria whilst you’re at Muncaster.

The centre compromises a bird collection, together with a … Read more »

The Dock Museum in Barrow

The Dock Museum

The Dock Museum is situated in the town of Barrow-in-Furness. Its exhibits are largely based around the history of the town, heavily focusing on the shipbuilding industry at VSEL (now BAE), the steelworks industry — of which Barrow once … Read more »