News from Lowther Castle’s Head Gardener

The garden is now showing encouraging signs that the next season is around the corner. Snowdrops are braving the cruellest of winds and rain, hamamelis are flowering in the castle ruin whilst the shoots of daffodils are beginning to show. Winter has thrown all kinds of weather at us so far. Gales,…

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January 2018: Snowed Under

Each year at the end of October, after seven months cruising up and down Coniston Water, Steam Yacht Gondola is hauled out of the water and covered up for the winter. In spring, we take the covers off and slide her back into the lake for another season’s cruises. Oh,…

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David William Morris, Scabious, Crossbank Lane

Along the lane, across the dale…

David William Morris exhibition at Ruskin Museum, Coniston  9 September – 10 December 2017 The Ruskin Museum in Coniston is hosting an exhibition of paintings by the Ravenstonedale artist David William Morris. The show’s title–‘Along the lane, across the dale…’ gives a clue to the nature of David’s paintings which gather inspiration…

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Ouse Bridge, Mathais Read

A Celebration of Watercolours

1 September – 23 December An exhibition opens at Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere that celebrates Wordsworth Trusts collection of watercolours – much of which has been acquired with the generous assistance of the W.W. Spooner Charitable Trust. It will include many treasures of the Wordsworth Trust’s art collection. The centrepiece…

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Come window gazing

We believe that we have some of the best views and landscapes in the world to look out upon and these delights await visitors who come window gazing… The rear windows of the Ruskin Museum’s ‘Bluebird Wing’, home to artefacts relating to the speed ace with matinee idol looks, Donald Campbell,…

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Cumbrian Marmalade Awards Spread Across Australia

The National Trust of South Australia is once again working in partnership with the World’s Original Marmalade Awards, founded at Dalemain in Cumbria, to stage the Australian Marmalade Awards. Last year marmalade makers responded enthusiastically to the first Australian Marmalade Awards, which was launched across South Australia using the hugely successful model of…

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Interior at Dalemain Mansion near Penrith

Cumbria’s Great Houses Encourage A Search Of Surnames’ Connections

Following on from the Lake District gaining World Heritage Site status, a cluster group of dynamic great houses, heritage attractions and museums –  Cumbria’s Living Heritage –  is inviting people to discover whether they could have heritage links to some of Cumbria’s great houses and their past and present residents….

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Levens Hall and Gardens near Kendal

Lake District Gardens Offer 20+ Things To Do And Not Pass By

There are plenty of outdoor delights to be had this summer by visiting one of our many fabulous gardens. Here are our top 20 things to do if you need some inspiration when visiting our exquisite gardens across Cumbria and the Lake District. At Levens Hall and Gardens near Kendal,…

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