Alpaca adventures in Whinlatter Forest

Alpacaly Ever After is on a mission –  to rehome alpacas and llamas from all over the country and give them a wonderful new home with the very best of care, while bringing people in touch with the landscape and the natural world through outstanding alpaca and llama experiences, accessible…

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Wordsworth House prepares for William’s 250th birthday

Next year will see the 250th anniversary of poet William Wordsworth’s birth, and preparations have already begun at his childhood home, on Cockermouth’s Main Street. Restoration work on Wordsworth House’s garden walls started in August, and shortly after this is completed, the front of the building will be covered with…

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Carlisle Attractions Working in New Partnership!

English Heritage’s northern properties, Carlisle Castle, Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life and Birdoswald Roman Fort have joined together with Tullie House Museum, to work together to encourage both locals and tourists to take advantage of their multi venue admissions offer. In a move of co-operation, each of these top attractions are offering…

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Introducing the new ‘‘Heritage Cumberground’’ Map

we are making the tracking down of our fabulous heritage through itinerary planning simplicity itself, by launching our own ‘Heritage Cumberground’ map. The map features 10 different lines: the Victorian, the Diary, the Monument, the Museum, the Castle and Home, the Wellington, the Garden, the Spiritual, the Walkies and the…

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Hill Top prepares for a busy summer

Ice cream and sun cream are welcome signs of the season but can have another, unsuspected side for the National Trust conservation team at Hill Top looking after the house and its contents. As Hill Top is now open every day for summer, the monitoring of Beatrix Potter’s belongs has…

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Wordsworth House wins major tourism award

Cockermouth’s Wordsworth House and Garden is the Cumbria Tourism Small Visitor Attraction of the Year – 80 years to the month after it opened to the public, following a dramatic rescue by local people. Poet William’s childhood home was presented to the National Trust and opened in June 1939 after…

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