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Museum marks Westmorland Gazette’s 200th anniversary

It’s served the community for 200 years and now has an exhibition dedicated to its own story. Local newspaper The Westmorland Gazette has been the definitive voice of the Lake District. It has recorded life in the Lakes with stories of its people and places since the 23rd May 1818….

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We are celebrating Chippendale’s 300th birthday

Cumbria Living Heritage’s historic houses are celebrating the 300thanniversary of Thomas Chippendale’s by highlighting fabulous Chippendale furniture that will wow visitors who appreciate first-class craftsmanship. Others are inviting antique lovers journeying to the Lake District World Heritage Site to compare and contrast Chippendale masterpieces with other exquisite furniture, crafted by…

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Cumbria LEP welcomes successful bid for cultural regeneration funding

CUMBRIA Local Enterprise is delighted that its submission to a £15m Government fund aimed at showcasing the north of England has proved successful. The £3.29 million World Heritage Lake District proposal — an ambitious multi-venue arts project – is one of just three projects across the north to win Government…

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Lakeland Motor Museum gears up for 40th anniversary

The founder of the Lakeland Motor Museum has made an honorary visit to the attraction as it prepares to celebrate its Ruby Anniversary this Easter. The Museum first opened its doors on 1st April 1978, meaning it will officially turn 40 on Easter Sunday. In the last four decades, the attraction has welcomed…

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Motorcycling legend lends record-breaking Superbike to Museum

A famous Superbike which become the first bike to achieve a 131mph lap at the Isle of Man TT Races has taken pride of place at the Lakeland Motor Museum, thanks tomotorcycling hero John McGuinness. Known as the Morecambe Missile, John is the second most successful TT rider of all time next…

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The winner of Cumbria Tourism’s most recent ‘Taste Cumbria’ award is set to grow its foodie reputation further with the official launch of its newly-restyled restaurant ‘Allium’, as part of English Tourism Week (17-25 March 2018).

Under the guidance of Head Chef Richard Swale, the former home of the Earls of Lonsdale has been steadily building up its reputation for food and drink since it opened its doors to guests more than four years ago. From Saturday 17 March, the newly-styled restaurant will take on its…

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Award for the Bakestone Café at Abbot Hall

VisitEngland praises quality food and drink. Abbot Hall Art Gallery’s Bakestone Café has won a prestigious VisitEngland Quality Food and Drink award less than a year after reopening following Storm Desmond. During the flooding in December 2015, water reached heights of a metre deep in what was then known as…

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