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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Cumbria celebrates Heritage Open Days

We welcome the return of England’s largest festival of history and culture this weekend, with dozens of free events taking place across the county as part of the annual ‘Heritage Open Days’ campaign. It’s a chance to rediscover Cumbria. Between 10-19 September you can explore the wealth of arts, crafts,…

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‘Break for the Herbaceous Border’!

Here at Cumbria’s Living Heritage, we have fabulous herbaceous borders, or natural plantings, which will wow with visual uplift and seduce with rich floral fragrance.  Summer is when they are...
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Google Arts and Culture: Gardens United

Two gardens associated with William Wordsworth are representing the Lake District in an exciting new interactive online exhibition. Rydal Mount near Ambleside, along with Dove Cottage at Grasmere, have collaborated with Google Arts and Culture to feature in Gardens United, a new project which has just launched. The exhibition, which…

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Artful Ways: putting arts & culture on the map

Artful Ways Month: June 25 – July 25.  Artful Ways is a new Arts Council funded project bringing people together across Cumbria. It’s a celebration of creativity, connection and place, inviting people to add creative tracks to a new map, and submit artwork for a touring exhibition. Throughout July, Artful…

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Longer summer days means outdoor theatre and summer shows.

So, dig out the picnic basket, shake out the rug and start planning summer afternoons and dusky evenings, chilled fizz and strawberries and cream. Outdoor theatre has long been a staple of our summer events calendar but this year it feels even more exciting – getting back to live performances,…

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We have a podcast!

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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