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Cumbria's Living Heritage

Cumbria’s Living Heritage brings you an exclusive collection of great houses, gardens, museums and cultural attractions in and around the Lake District.

With 33 unique properties on offer for you to explore, from castles to much loved family homes and glorious gardens to cathedrals, museums and ruins, the only problem you’ll have is deciding where to visit first.

If you are in need of some inspiration for Days Out in Cumbria, take a look at our suggestions for dog friendly attractions, or days out with the kids, as well as literary heroes from the Lake District, an interactive map of all our properties, and a list of the attractions that also have the benefit of a restaurant or café, enabling you to enjoy some local food and drink on your visit.

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Gruffalo spotters trails at Grizedale and Whinlatter Forests

Spot characters from the Gruffalo at Grizedale & Whinlatter Forests with brand new augmented reality app. Getting children to be enthusiastic about going for a walk isn’t always easy but a brand new augmented reality app based on hit children’s book, The Gruffalo is set to take family forest walks to new heights by encouraging […]

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The World’s Original Marmalade Awards and Festival at Dalemain Mansion
marmalade awards

Did you know that Dalemain Mansion and historic gardens, near Ullswater and Penrith is also the centre of the world for Marmalade? Current owner, Jane Hasell-McCosh founded the World’s Original Marmalade Awards to celebrate her love for this orange preserve 12 years ago, and since then it has spread internationally, attracting entries all over the […]

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10% discount at Keswick Museum

10% discount off entry to Keswick Museum

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Free cup of tea or coffee at Muncaster Castle

FREE cup of tea or coffee

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Kids Go Free

Kids Go Free

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50p off admission to Holker Hall & Gardens

50p off admission at Holker Hall & Gardens

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50% off entry to Lakeland Motor Museum for local residents

Available to residents of CA and LA postcodes

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‘10% off season ticket’ for Kirklinton Hall and Gardens

Exclusively available to Cumbria's Living Heritage customers.

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‘Free tea and cake’ at Kirklinton Hall & Gardens

Exclusively available to Cumbria's Living Heritage customers.

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‘2-4-1 Garden Entry’ at Askham Hall

'2-4-1 Garden Entry' at Askham Hall

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