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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Golden Daffodils, Lake District

A host of Golden Daffodils

This April, visitors to the Lake District can take a special guided walk to visit the site of the daffodils that inspired Wordsworth’s most famous poem, exactly 215 years to the day since he first saw them. It was while walking to Grasmere from Pooley Bridge on 15 April 1802…

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Gruffalo Spotter

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…

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Lakeland Motor Museum Drive It Day

See classic cars this Boxing Day at Lakeland Motor Museum

If you are looking for something different to do over the festive season this year, why not take a break from the turkey and tinsel and visit the Lakeland Motor Museum, Newby Bridge on Boxing Day for a special gathering of vintage vehicles and modern classic cars. This will be…

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