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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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Windermere Jetty Museum launches exhibition: Swallows and Amazons For Ever!

Windermere Jetty Museum is launching its 2020 family exhibition, Swallows and Amazons For Ever! with brand new outdoor adventure activities. The exhibition celebrates the spirit of adventure captured in Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s taleSwallows and Amazons. This summer, Windermere Jetty Museum is on a quest to get families to follow…

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‘Scratch Your ITCH’

We are encouraging UK staycationers to ‘scratch your ITCH’ and explore your Interest in Cumbrian Heritage. Can we tickle your fancy… Keswick Museum has an August 12, 246th birthday ‘Southey Celebration’, focusing on a former Poet Laureate – and the man who gave the world the inspiration for what became ‘Goldilocks…

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Rydal Mount, is to re-open to visitors…

And some previously unseen treasures will be on display for the first time. The house where the poet William Wordsworth lived for most of his life has been closed due to the pandemic, although the gardens have been open for a few weeks. Now the house itself is to be…

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New exhibition for Grizedale Forest gallery

We are delighted to be able to bring you news about a new exhibition opening at Grizedale. Gerry Judah’s solo exhibition BENGAL : The Four Elements,  marks a unique collaboration between Grizedale Forest and internationally acclaimed artist Gerry Judah, bringing together a striking body of work built over nearly a decade…

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Meet Brantwood’s Head Gardener – Bethan Pettitt

It’s been a strange few months for all of us, whether we have been working from home, shielding alone, or going to our normal place of work – it’s all been very different. A lot of us have had to come to terms with speaking to colleagues, family and friend…

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