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Heritage heroes get pop art make-over

To celebrate both culture through the centuries and the 90th birthday of Andy Warhol we imagine some of the biggest cultural personalities as Andy Warhol may have done! William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Lady Anne Clifford, Donald Campbell and Alfred Lord Tennyson – have all had their portrait updated ‘pop art’ style….

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A ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Tour of Cumbria’s Heritage Attractions

Cumbria’s Living Heritage’s ‘stairways to heaven’ can be found at locations across the county, which is now home to the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site.  We have extraordinary staircases or steps ranging from National Trust Sizergh and Levens Hall in the south, to Hutton-in-the-Forest, Carlisle Castle and Dalemain in the…

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Lakeland Motor Museum named Britain’s BEST classic car destination.

Readers of the country’s biggest-selling classic car magazine, Practical Classics, originally nominated the popular attraction as one of their 30 favourite places to take classic cars earlier this year. A public vote then confirmed the top ten, with the team from Practical Classics making an epic 2000-mile road trip around…

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Gondola awarded Flagship of the Year by National Historic Ships UK

National Historic Ships UK announces  FLAGSHIPS OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018  Following nine successful years of very different kinds of vessels from around the UK winning this award, National Historic Ships UK has again extended the scheme this year by making one National Flagship and two Regional Flagship awards to…

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The iconic poppy sculpture: Weeping Window

The iconic poppy sculptureWeeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper is on display at Carlisle Castle. The work will be on site until 8 July 2018 as part of the final year of14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the poppies. The presentations by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme…

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Learn Why Bees Matter

We are providing a bit of a buzz ahead of the July 10 ‘Don’t Step on a Bee’ awareness day, by highlighting where visitors to Cumbria should take particular care and where they can see some of the most inspiring habitats and planting ideas that assist bee survival. Mirehouse, near…

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Brockhole’s Gaddum Restaurant opens on a fine spring evening

The Gaddum Restaurant, named after Brockhole’s former Victorian owner, William Gaddum, was officially opened yesterday evening by Mrs Hilda Gaddum, widow of Anthony Gaddum, William Gaddum’s third cousin once removed. Mrs Gaddum, a Councillor at Cheshire East and former member at the Peak District National Park Authority, joined Richard Leafe,…

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Museum marks Westmorland Gazette’s 200th anniversary

It’s served the community for 200 years and now has an exhibition dedicated to its own story. Local newspaper The Westmorland Gazette has been the definitive voice of the Lake District. It has recorded life in the Lakes with stories of its people and places since the 23rd May 1818….

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