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Carlisle Attractions Working in New Partnership!

English Heritage’s northern properties, Carlisle Castle, Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life and Birdoswald Roman Fort have joined together with Tullie House Museum, to work together to encourage both locals and tourists to take advantage of their multi venue admissions offer. In a move of co-operation, each of these top attractions are offering…

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Introducing the new ‘‘Heritage Cumberground’’ Map

we are making the tracking down of our fabulous heritage through itinerary planning simplicity itself, by launching our own ‘Heritage Cumberground’ map. The map features 10 different lines: the Victorian, the Diary, the Monument, the Museum, the Castle and Home, the Wellington, the Garden, the Spiritual, the Walkies and the…

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Hill Top prepares for a busy summer

Ice cream and sun cream are welcome signs of the season but can have another, unsuspected side for the National Trust conservation team at Hill Top looking after the house and its contents. As Hill Top is now open every day for summer, the monitoring of Beatrix Potter’s belongs has…

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Wordsworth House wins major tourism award

Cockermouth’s Wordsworth House and Garden is the Cumbria Tourism Small Visitor Attraction of the Year – 80 years to the month after it opened to the public, following a dramatic rescue by local people. Poet William’s childhood home was presented to the National Trust and opened in June 1939 after…

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Eighty years ago this month, Cockermouth’s Wordsworth House and Garden opened to the public for the first time after local people saved it from demolition. Poet William’s childhood home was presented to the National Trust and opened in June 1939 after a campaign to prevent it being knocked down and…

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Cumbrian Heritage Hound Experiences get tails wagging

Turn your four-legged friend into a heritage hound this year, by following his lead towards ‘outpaws’ adventures in the stunning county of Cumbria, sure to leave you culturally enriched, invigorated and ready for a nice post-adventure nap after breathing in Cumbria’s fresh fells and forest air. Cumbria’s Living Heritage is…

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Blood, Sweat and Tears – Afghanistan, The Untold Story

Earlier this year Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle reached out to veterans of Afghanistan in a bid to add a more contemporary record to its already extensive archive to ensure Afghanistan is not forgotten. A team of veterans have now come together to form a thought provoking…

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