David William Morris, Scabious, Crossbank Lane

Along the lane, across the dale…

David William Morris exhibition at Ruskin Museum, Coniston  9 September – 10 December 2017 The Ruskin Museum in Coniston is hosting an exhibition of paintings by the Ravenstonedale artist David William Morris. The show’s title–‘Along the lane, across the dale…’ gives a clue to the nature of David’s paintings which gather inspiration…

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Ouse Bridge, Mathais Read

A Celebration of Watercolours

1 September – 23 December An exhibition opens at Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere that celebrates Wordsworth Trusts collection of watercolours – much of which has been acquired with the generous assistance of the W.W. Spooner Charitable Trust. It will include many treasures of the Wordsworth Trust’s art collection. The centrepiece…

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Come window gazing

We believe that we have some of the best views and landscapes in the world to look out upon and these delights await visitors who come window gazing… The rear windows of the Ruskin Museum’s ‘Bluebird Wing’, home to artefacts relating to the speed ace with matinee idol looks, Donald Campbell,…

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Cumbrian Marmalade Awards Spread Across Australia

The National Trust of South Australia is once again working in partnership with the World’s Original Marmalade Awards, founded at Dalemain in Cumbria, to stage the Australian Marmalade Awards. Last year marmalade makers responded enthusiastically to the first Australian Marmalade Awards, which was launched across South Australia using the hugely successful model of…

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Interior at Dalemain Mansion near Penrith

Cumbria’s Great Houses Encourage A Search Of Surnames’ Connections

Following on from the Lake District gaining World Heritage Site status, a cluster group of dynamic great houses, heritage attractions and museums –  Cumbria’s Living Heritage –  is inviting people to discover whether they could have heritage links to some of Cumbria’s great houses and their past and present residents….

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Levens Hall and Gardens near Kendal

Lake District Gardens Offer 20+ Things To Do And Not Pass By

There are plenty of outdoor delights to be had this summer by visiting one of our many fabulous gardens. Here are our top 20 things to do if you need some inspiration when visiting our exquisite gardens across Cumbria and the Lake District. At Levens Hall and Gardens near Kendal,…

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Ten heritage attractions to explore around the Southern Lakes

With each boasting mesmerising beauty and offering endless stunning views, the southern lakes of Coniston Water, Lake Windermere and Esthwaite Water are possibly the most popular locations with visitors to the Lake District. We like to think it’s not only the scenery that drive drives their enduring appeal however, but…

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The Terrace Cafe at Brantwood, John Ruskin's Home

New quality café at John Ruskin’s former home, Brantwood

Brantwood, the historic home of Victorian writer and critic John Ruskin, has just opened a brand new café and restaurant called The Terrace, and we highly recommend stopping by to try it out. This quality café and restaurant offers visitors a beautifully designed eating space, magnificent views over Coniston to…

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