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We’re back! with lots of enthusiasm and new ideas and full of independent spirit, ready to champion the county of Cumbria’s heritage more fiercely than ever before. We’ve enjoyed keeping in touch with everyone through virtual means during the past year with a Virtual Cumbrian Flower Show, Post-It Notes of Positivity and…

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Welcome back

As our gardens plan to open again here is a quick trip through my list of places to visit again soon, we will add more as plans unfold. And it’s no coincidence that all the garden on my list come with the promise of freshly baked cake, and lots of…

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The Annual Grizedale Residency open for entries

Since 1977 leading international artists have created sculptures at Grizedale Forest, residing and working in the forest for several weeks producing work inspired by, and of, their surroundings. Amongst those early residencies were notable sculptors Richard Harris (the forest’s first resident in 1977-78), David Nash (1978), Robert Keonig (1981-83), Andy…

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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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