Things to do in Windermere

Cumbria’s Living Heritage have a number of attractions ideal for a day out in the Windermere area, including historic houses, gardens, a bobbin mill and an activities centre. See below for more information:


Blackwell, Arts & Crafts House, WindermereBlackwell the Arts and Crafts House

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

Open Daily 15 Jan – 31 Dec 2017 10.30am – 4pm (closing 5pm Mar – Oct) Closed 25 & 26 Dec. Child friendly.


Cycling at Brockhole, the Lake DistrictBrockhole – the Lake District Visitor Centre

From action and adventure activities to glorious garden tours and seasonal events, there really is something for all ages. If you are feeling adventurous you can enjoy a zip wire ride through our ancient woodland and discover Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets.

Open all year round. Dog friendly.


Holehird GardensHolehird Gardens

The 17 acre hillside garden includes specimen trees and shrubs, extensive rock and heather gardens, alpine houses, a walled garden and herbaceous borders. The superb Lakeland setting also contains a small woodland walk and water features.

Open all year from dawn to dusk. Child friendly.


Townend Troutbeck

Townend is a traditional Lake District stone and slate farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories in the beautiful Troutbeck Valley.

House open Wednesday – Thursday until 29 October 1pm – 5pm. Guided tours at 11am and 12noon, places limited. Open Bank Holiday Mondays.


Stott Park Bobbin MillStott Park Bobbin Mill (English Heritage)

Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere, Stott Park produced literally millions of bobbins. Today it is an award winning visitor attraction where you can see bobbins still being made today.

Address: Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AX
Family friendly

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