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Rydal Mount is to be a new wedding venue

The Lake District home of the most famous English Romantic poet is to be a new wedding venue. Rydal Mount near Ambleside can be booked by couples wanting to tie the knot in the house or garden where William Wordsworth spent most of his life. Wedding guests will have access…

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A new face at Lakeland Arts

Lakeland Arts has appointed Helen Stalker to run its exciting programme exhibitions across its venues. Helen has been a key player in the cultural sector for more than two decades working at venues including Tate Liverpool and Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester. She was CEO and Founder of The Turnpike in Leigh, Greater Manchester, turning it into…

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Speedboat Albi visits Windermere Jetty Museum

A rare speedboat is on temporary loan to Windermere Jetty Museum. Visitors to the Museum can see the boat display inside the boathouse during the winter season.  Built in 1963 by Albatross Marine Ltd, Albi is a type of boat that was used for water skiing and racing. Inside Albi is particularly powerful Coventry…

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Lakes poet Wordsworth and sister Dorothy back in Grasmere

Grasmere welcomed back its most famous residents this month when William and Dorothy Wordsworth paid a visit. The Lakes poet and his sister travelled in a lot more comfort and speed than they would have experienced in the 19th century. The pair took the 555 Stagecoach bus from Keswick to…

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Wordsworth Grasmere triple winner at London Design Awards 2021

The London Design Awards – part of an international awards programme spanning major global cities from Hong Kong and Berlin to New York, Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai – has announced the results of its 2021 UK competition, with the Lake District visitor attraction/museum Wordsworth Grasmere has taken the GOLD Award across three…

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Dalemain Marmalade Awards Return for 2022

Dalemain Mansion are delighted to confirm that the world-famous Marmalade Awards will be taking place again in 2022. Each year the Competition consistently receives thousands of entries, from the best marmalade makers around the globe. Given the tumultuous past two years it is a reminder of the rich seam of…

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A Unique Horticultural Opportunity at Dalemain

Join Jane Hasell-McCosh and Shelagh Todd at Dalemain’s Historic Gardens for informative and fun gardening days, once a month throughout 2022. The 12 courses can be booked on a one off basis or for the entire year. Each will run on the first Monday of each month and will include…

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Askham Hall named as UK’s ‘Country House Hotel of the Year’

A Cumbrian hideaway has been named as the ‘Country House Hotel of the Year’ in the Good Hotel Guide 2022. Askham Hall, located in the Lake District near Ullswater, has picked up this prestigious César award in the latest edition of the UK’s leading independent accommodation guide. Named after famous…

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Appy Days at Muncaster Castle

Muncaster is delighted to announce the launch of their innovative new visitor app, a specially designed ‘hand-held’ guide to the castle, gardens and Hawk & Owl Centre that visitors can download on their own smart phones. The app, available for Android and iOS devices, uses GPS and a navigable map…

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