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Never say no to marmalade

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards have taken place every year since 2005 and the Award’s organisers are determined to continue in 2021, bringing an orange ray of light to an otherwise dark January. Entrants from around the world are being asked to submit their jars as normal through the post…

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Brockhole is certainly worth a pre-Christmas visit

The run up to Christmas at Brockhole is certainly worth a visit. With winter taking over in their gardens and the fires roaring in the house, there is no better place to be. Here’s a few reasons why you should come and say hello… Breathe in that fresh air There is…

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The Marmalade Awards are BACK for 2021

Dalemain Mansion, Cumbria, are delighted to confirm that their world-famous Marmalade Awards will be taking place once again in 2021. Receiving over 3000 entries from more than 40 countries each year, the Awards represent the very best in homemade marmalade. Founder Jane Hasell McCosh has been determined to continue with…

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Keswick Museum has launched a scheme to Adopt an Object for Christmas. Adopt an Object packages will be sold online (and in the shop when the Museum reopens in December), where customers will be able to choose one of a range of local objects to sponsor for a year. All…

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The Museum of… anything you can imagine!

A collection of miniature museums, made entirely of paper by community groups across Cumbria is on display at  The Old Windermere Fire Station at Windermere Jetty Museum. Museum of… is an immersive display and a celebration of creativity from local community groups, schools, emerging artists at Kendal College and the…

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Have a Tree-mendous Cultural Adventure this Autumn

Autumn is the perfect time to let trees take you on a journey to their historical roots that can be illuminating, inspiring and fun, opening up stories you never knew about and, thanks to Lake District tree locations, often views to die for. Heading to Grizedale Forest, near to Coniston,…

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Have a Halloween Hoot.

Three tempting family day out options are on offer at Muncaster Castle.  The first is general admission to the extensive Muncaster gardens and their various attractions, including the Meadowvole Maze, plus entrance to the on-site Hawk & Owl centre and the chance to watch the thrilling flying display put on…

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Doggy-Distanced Day Out in Cumbria

Just a quick reminder to our heritage pooches They too can have a brilliant cultural-focused doggy distancing day out, if they head to a county with two World Heritage Sites and fascinating places in-between.  They could even become a Hound of the Week! As long as they and their owner…

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Heritage Gardens Quiz

Following on from the massive success of our Easter quiz we have created another . All answers can be found somewhere on each garden’s website and exploring, finding out more whilst seeking out the answer, and then finally spotting it, is half the fun. Some intriguing facts form the answers,…

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