• Historic Houses and Gardens
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Churches, Castles and Cathedral
  • Visitor Centres
Acorn Bank Garden, Cumbria

Acorn Bank

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Temple Sowerby, Penrith, CA10 1SP

017683 61893   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/acorn-bank


Acorn Bank

Best known for its comprehensive herb collection and traditional fruit orchards, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a fascinating industrial past.

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Allan Bank

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Grasmere, near Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9QB

015934 35143   www.nationalltrust.org.uk/allan-bank-and-grasmere


Allan Bank

“The loveliest spot that man hath ever found” according to William Wordsworth – and we are rather inclined to agree with him.

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Armitt Gallery

Armitt Museum and Library

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Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BL

015394 31212   armitt.com


Armitt Museum and Library

Founded by poets, artists and writers, the Armitt is the quintessence of the cultural Lakes. Today it presents a permanent exhibition devoted to its greatest benefactor, Beatrix Potter.

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Askham Hall

Askham Hall

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Askham Hall, Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF

01931 712350   www.askhamhall.co.uk


Askham Hall

A stunning grade I listed Pele Tower dating back to the 13th century, transformed into a unique and contemporary stylish retreat and restaurant.

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Beatrix Potter Gallery, Cumbria

Beatrix Potter Gallery

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Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS

015394 36355   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ beatrix-potter-gallery


Beatrix Potter Gallery

Step inside this charming old building to enjoy an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s original drawings and watercolours.

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Birdoswald Roman Fort, English Heritage

Birdoswald Roman Fort (English Heritage)

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Birdoswald Roman Fort (English Heritage), Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DD

01697 747602   www.english-heritage.org.uk/birdoswald


Birdoswald Roman Fort

The perfect place for a family day out or as a place to stop and relax if you’re walking or cycling along Hadrian’s Wall.

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Blackwell, Arts & Crafts House, Windermere

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

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Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere. Cumbria LA23 3JT

015394 46139   www.lakelandarts.org.uk


Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

One of the best examples of the Arts and Crafts movement in the world.

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Home of John Ruskin, Brantwood on Coniston

Brantwood

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Brantwood, Coniston, LA21 8AD

015394 41396   www.brantwood.org.uk


Brantwood

Experience John Ruskin’s legacy and inspiration at Brantwood, one of the most beautifully situated houses in the Lake District.

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Brockhole on Windermere

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Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ

015394 46601   www.brockhole.co.uk


Brockhole on Windermere

Set amongst 10 acres of beautiful historical listed gardens, with exclusive Windermere lake shore access.

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Brougham Castle, Cumbria

Brougham Castle (English Heritage)

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Brougham Castle (English Heritage), Brougham, Cumbria CA10 2AA

01768 862488   www.english-heritage.org.uk/brougham


Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle is set in one of the most picturesque riverside locations in Cumbria. Explore the complex passages and stairways and panoramic views from the top of the castle.

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Carlisle Castle, English Heritage

Carlisle Castle (English Heritage)

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Carlisle Castle (English Heritage), Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8UR

01228 591922   www.english-heritage.org.uk/carlisle


Carlisle Castle

Situated in the most besieged town in Britain, unlock the stories of sieges and secrets in this imposing fortress.

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Dalemain near Ullswater, Historic Houses Association

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

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Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB

017684 86450   www.dalemain.com


Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Home to the Hasell family since 1679, Dalemain is a wonderful combination of History, Culture & Landscape.

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Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum

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Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH

015394 35544   www.wordsworth.org.uk


Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum

Wordsworth returned to his native Lake District in 1799. He made a home with his sister Dorothy in a humble cottage on the edge of Grasmere village.

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Furness Abbey (English Heritage)

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Furness Abbey (English Heritage), Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA13 0PJ

01229 823420   www.english-heritage.org.uk/furnessabbey


Furness Abbey

Furness Abbey in the western Lake District was once the second richest Cistercian abbey in England.

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Red Sandstone Fox in Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest

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Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria LA22 0QJ

0300 067 4495   www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedale


Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone. Situated between the lakes of Coniston and Windermere.

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Hill Top Near Sawrey, Lake District

Hill Top

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Near Sawrey, Ambleside, LA22 0LF

015934 36269   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ hill-top


Hill Top

Beatrix Potter’s 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life.

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Holehird Gardens

Holehird Gardens

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Holehird Gardens, Patterdale Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1NP

015394 46008   www.holehirdgardens.org.uk


Holehird Gardens

The Lakeland Horticultural Society’s 17 acre hillside gardens includes specimen trees and shrubs, extensive rock and heather gardens, and alpine houses.

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Holker Hall & Gardens

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Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7PL

015395 58328   www.holker.co.uk


Holker Hall & Gardens

Holker Hall, near Grange-over-Sands, is the much loved home of the Cavendish family. The Hall is nestled amongst 25 acres of beautiful gardens, meadows, woodlands and deer park.

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Hutton-in-the-Forest, Historic Houses Association

Hutton-in-the-Forest

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Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, CA11 9TH

017684 84449   www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk


Hutton-in-the-Forest

Lord and Lady Inglewood’s ancient house in the medieval Forest of Inglewood was originally built as a stronghold against the Scots.

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Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum

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Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8TA

015395 30400   lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk


Lakeland Motor Museum

An ever changing collection of over 30,000 exhibits which trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century – cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobilia.

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Lanercost Priory (English Heritage)

Lanercost Priory (English Heritage)

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Lanercost Priory (English Heritage), Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2HQ

01697 73030   www.english-heritage.org.uk/lanercost


Lanercost Priory

Tranquil and beautiful, Lanercost Priory is a stunning 13th-century Augustinian Monastery.

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Levens Hall, Historic Houses Association

Levens Hall, Gardens & Kitchen

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Levens Hall, Kendal, LA8 0PD

015395 60321   www.levenshall.co.uk


Levens Hall, Gardens & Kitchen

Levens Hall is an atmospheric, welcoming and fascinating Elizabethan mansion, home to the Bagot family.

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Mirehouse & Gardens

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Mirehouse & Gardens, Mirehouse, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QE

017687 72287   www.mirehouse.com


Mirehouse & Gardens

A “Manor from Heaven” according to Melvyn Bragg.  Set in stunning landscape between mountainside and Bassenthwaite Lake.

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Muncaster Castle near Ravenglass

Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre

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Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Hawk & Owl Centre, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ

01229 717614   www.muncaster.co.uk


Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre

Historic haunted castle nestling in wildlife rich gardens against the dramatic backdrop of the tallest Cumbrian mountains and famous for colourful rhododendrons, azaleas and bluebells.

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Ruskin Museum

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The Story of Coniston, Yewdale Road, Consiton, LA21 8DU

015394 41164   www.ruskinmuseum.com


Ruskin Museum

Discover one of Lakeland’s best kept secrets. The Rough Guide names The Ruskin Museum “the most thought-provoking in the Lakes” for its amazing stories that touch your heart & make your imagination soar.

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Sizergh Castle, Cumbria

Sizergh

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Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ

015395 60951   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh


Sizergh

This imposing house stands proud at the gateway to the Lake District. Its rich and beautiful garden includes a pond, lake, a national collection of hardy ferns and a superb limestone rock garden.

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Steam Yacht Gondola cruises

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Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN

  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/steam-yacht-gondola/


Steam Yacht Gondola

More than just a boat trip, a cruise on Steam Yacht Gondola is a Victorian lifestyle experience played out on Coniston Water, one of England’s most beautiful lakes – an unparalleled Lake District cruising experience.

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Windermere

Stott Park Bobbin Mill (English Heritage)

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill (English Heritage), Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AX

01539 531087   www.english-heritage.org.uk/stottpark


Stott Park Bobbin Mill

In the Lake District in Cumbria, this extensive working mill produced literally millions of wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries.

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Swarthmoor Hall, cradle of the Quaker movement

Swarthmoor Hall

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Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ

01229 583204   www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk


Swarthmoor Hall

Swarthmoor Hall is a 16th century country house set in beautiful gardens. Visitors speak about its tranquillity.

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Townend, Troutbeck

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Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB

015934 32628   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend


Townend, Troutbeck

Explore the wonderful farmhouse home of the Browne family.

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Whinlatter Forest

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Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TW

  www.forestry.gov.uk/whinlatter


Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, rare wildlife and adventure play.

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Wordsworth House and Garden

Wordsworth House & Garden

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Main Street, Cockermouth. CA13 9RX

01900 820884   www.nationaltrust.org/wordsworth-house


Wordsworth House & Garden

Step back to the 1770s at William Wordsworth’s childhood home.

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Acorn Bank

Temple Sowerby, Penrith, CA10 1SP

017683 61893   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/acorn-bank

Acorn Bank

Best known for its comprehensive herb collection and traditional fruit orchards, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a fascinating industrial past.

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Acorn Bank Garden, Cumbria

Allan Bank

Grasmere, near Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9QB

015934 35143   www.nationalltrust.org.uk/allan-bank-and-grasmere

Allan Bank

“The loveliest spot that man hath ever found” according to William Wordsworth – and we are rather inclined to agree with him.

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Armitt Museum and Library

Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BL

015394 31212   armitt.com

Armitt Museum and Library

Founded by poets, artists and writers, the Armitt is the quintessence of the cultural Lakes. Today it presents a permanent exhibition …

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Armitt Gallery

Askham Hall

Askham Hall, Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF

01931 712350   www.askhamhall.co.uk

Askham Hall

A stunning grade I listed Pele Tower dating back to the 13th century, transformed into a unique and contemporary stylish retreat and restaurant.

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Askham Hall

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS

015394 36355   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ beatrix-potter-gallery

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Step inside this charming old building to enjoy an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s original drawings and watercolours.

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Beatrix Potter Gallery, Cumbria

Birdoswald Roman Fort (English Heritage)

Birdoswald Roman Fort (English Heritage), Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DD

01697 747602   www.english-heritage.org.uk/birdoswald

Birdoswald Roman Fort

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Birdoswald Roman Fort, English Heritage

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere. Cumbria LA23 3JT

015394 46139   www.lakelandarts.org.uk

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

One of the best examples of the Arts and Crafts movement in the world.

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Blackwell, Arts & Crafts House, Windermere

Brantwood

Brantwood, Coniston, LA21 8AD

015394 41396   www.brantwood.org.uk

Brantwood

Experience John Ruskin’s legacy and inspiration at Brantwood, one of the most beautifully situated houses in the Lake District.

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Home of John Ruskin, Brantwood on Coniston

Brockhole on Windermere

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ

015394 46601   www.brockhole.co.uk

Brockhole on Windermere

Set amongst 10 acres of beautiful historical listed gardens, with exclusive Windermere lake shore access.

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Brougham Castle (English Heritage)

Brougham Castle (English Heritage), Brougham, Cumbria CA10 2AA

01768 862488   www.english-heritage.org.uk/brougham

Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle is set in one of the most picturesque riverside locations in Cumbria. Explore the complex passages and stairways and panoramic views from the top of …

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Brougham Castle, Cumbria

Carlisle Castle (English Heritage)

Carlisle Castle (English Heritage), Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8UR

01228 591922   www.english-heritage.org.uk/carlisle

Carlisle Castle

Situated in the most besieged town in Britain, unlock the stories of sieges and secrets in this imposing fortress.

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Carlisle Castle, English Heritage

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB

017684 86450   www.dalemain.com

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Home to the Hasell family since 1679, Dalemain is a wonderful combination of History, Culture & Landscape.

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Dalemain near Ullswater, Historic Houses Association

Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH

015394 35544   www.wordsworth.org.uk

Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum

Wordsworth returned to his native Lake District in 1799. He made a home with his sister Dorothy in a humble cottage on the edge …

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Dove Cottage

Furness Abbey (English Heritage)

Furness Abbey (English Heritage), Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA13 0PJ

01229 823420   www.english-heritage.org.uk/furnessabbey

Furness Abbey

Furness Abbey in the western Lake District was once the second richest Cistercian abbey in England.

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Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria LA22 0QJ

0300 067 4495   www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedale

Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone. Situated between the lakes of Coniston and …

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Red Sandstone Fox in Grizedale Forest

Hill Top

Near Sawrey, Ambleside, LA22 0LF

015934 36269   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ hill-top

Hill Top

Beatrix Potter’s 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life.

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Hill Top Near Sawrey, Lake District

Holehird Gardens

Holehird Gardens, Patterdale Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1NP

015394 46008   www.holehirdgardens.org.uk

Holehird Gardens

The Lakeland Horticultural Society’s 17 acre hillside gardens includes specimen trees and shrubs, extensive rock and heather gardens, and alpine houses.

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Holehird Gardens

Holker Hall & Gardens

Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7PL

015395 58328   www.holker.co.uk

Holker Hall & Gardens

Holker Hall, near Grange-over-Sands, is the much loved home of the Cavendish family. The Hall is nestled amongst 25 acres of …

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Hutton-in-the-Forest

Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, CA11 9TH

017684 84449   www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk

Hutton-in-the-Forest

Lord and Lady Inglewood’s ancient house in the medieval Forest of Inglewood was originally built as a stronghold against the Scots.

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Hutton-in-the-Forest, Historic Houses Association

Lakeland Motor Museum

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8TA

015395 30400   lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk

Lakeland Motor Museum

An ever changing collection of over 30,000 exhibits which trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century – cycles, motorbikes, …

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Lakeland Motor Museum

Lanercost Priory (English Heritage)

Lanercost Priory (English Heritage), Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2HQ

01697 73030   www.english-heritage.org.uk/lanercost

Lanercost Priory

Tranquil and beautiful, Lanercost Priory is a stunning 13th-century Augustinian Monastery.

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Lanercost Priory (English Heritage)

Levens Hall, Gardens & Kitchen

Levens Hall, Kendal, LA8 0PD

015395 60321   www.levenshall.co.uk

Levens Hall, Gardens & Kitchen

Levens Hall is an atmospheric, welcoming and fascinating Elizabethan mansion, home to the Bagot family.

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Levens Hall, Historic Houses Association

Mirehouse & Gardens

Mirehouse & Gardens, Mirehouse, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QE

017687 72287   www.mirehouse.com

Mirehouse & Gardens

A “Manor from Heaven” according to Melvyn Bragg.  Set in stunning landscape between mountainside and Bassenthwaite Lake.

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Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre

Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Hawk & Owl Centre, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ

01229 717614   www.muncaster.co.uk

Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre

Historic haunted castle nestling in wildlife rich gardens against the dramatic backdrop of the tallest Cumbrian mountains and …

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Muncaster Castle near Ravenglass

Ruskin Museum

The Story of Coniston, Yewdale Road, Consiton, LA21 8DU

015394 41164   www.ruskinmuseum.com

Ruskin Museum

Discover one of Lakeland’s best kept secrets. The Rough Guide names The Ruskin Museum “the most thought-provoking in the Lakes” for its amazing …

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Sizergh

Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ

015395 60951   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh

Sizergh

This imposing house stands proud at the gateway to the Lake District. Its rich and beautiful garden includes a pond, lake, a national collection …

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Sizergh Castle, Cumbria

Steam Yacht Gondola cruises

Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN

  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/steam-yacht-gondola/

Steam Yacht Gondola

More than just a boat trip, a cruise on Steam Yacht Gondola is a Victorian lifestyle experience played out on Coniston …

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill (English Heritage)

Stott Park Bobbin Mill (English Heritage), Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AX

01539 531087   www.english-heritage.org.uk/stottpark

Stott Park Bobbin Mill

In the Lake District in Cumbria, this extensive working mill produced literally millions of wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning …

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Windermere

Swarthmoor Hall

Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ

01229 583204   www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk

Swarthmoor Hall

Swarthmoor Hall is a 16th century country house set in beautiful gardens. Visitors speak about its tranquillity.

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Swarthmoor Hall, cradle of the Quaker movement

Townend, Troutbeck

Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB

015934 32628   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend

Townend, Troutbeck

Explore the wonderful farmhouse home of the Browne family.

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Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TW

  www.forestry.gov.uk/whinlatter

Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, rare wildlife and adventure play.

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Wordsworth House & Garden

Main Street, Cockermouth. CA13 9RX

01900 820884   www.nationaltrust.org/wordsworth-house

Wordsworth House & Garden

Step back to the 1770s at William Wordsworth’s childhood home.

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Wordsworth House and Garden