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Lake District Luxury Hotels

If you’re looking for a Luxury Hotel Break then you are really spoilt for choice if the Lake District is your preferred destination. Boutique Hotels and Spas, Luxury B&B’s, Country House Hotels More »

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Kendal

Kendal is a small market town and parish in the south of Cumbria. It lies on the banks of the River Kent, some 20 miles north of Lancaster. Kendal is the third More »

Whinlatter Forest Park

Resting more than 700 feet above the sea sits the only true mountain forest in England. Up above, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy life Whinlatter Forest Park offers a breath taking view of the Lake District going into Scotland. Visitors coming here are sure to enjoy getting close to nature as

The Pencil Museum

Looking for something interesting to do? Pencil in a trip to the Pencil Museum in your schedule, better yet, confirm it. This all weather attraction is a great attraction for both the old and young alike. Located in the heart of the Lake District, the Pencil Museum is home to the world’s first pencil, the

The Gincase

Tea time has never been so much fun, especially when it is at the English country side of Cumbria. About one mile off Solway coast, near Silloth is an old wheelhouse which has been converted into a licensed tearoom. Here at the Ginecase Tearoom guests can enjoy not just a cup of tea, but the

The Beacon

Sitting on the harbor of Whitehaven is a lighthouse like structure known as The Beacon. Once being the third largest port in England, this structure as built to help guide those at sea. Today this structure still guides those who come to the harbor. It has been transformed into a modern museum which houses five

Steam Yacht Gondola

What better way could there be to enjoy the Lake District, than on the waters itself? Visitors can enjoy an afternoon sailing through the waters of Coniston on a steam yacht Gondola. It will take guests right back through time as they enjoy a ride on this nostalgic craft. The first Victorian gondolas were set

Low Sizergh Barn

Enjoying the countryside is best done with food and the farm hand in hand. Visitors coming to Cumbria are sure to get to enjoy both of these at the Low Sizergh Barn. Located at the edge of Lake District this family run farm has been open to the public since the 1980’s. What started out

Lakes Aquarium

Most visitors come to the Lake District to thanks to its beautiful waters. The wonders of the waters of the area do not end with what can be seen above the waters. For those who want to see a different side of the lake a trip to Lakes Aquarium is the perfect choice. Situated in

High Head Sculpture Valley

Those looking for an exciting day out are sure to find it at High Head Sculpture Valley. Located on a working dairy farm close to the village of Ivegill this tourist attraction is sure to keep guests busy. There is something for anybody and everybody who comes here. Those who love the arts are sure

Heaton Cooper Studio

In the heart of the Lake District is a studio which belongs to a family of artists. This business which has been passed down for generations began in 1905 as established by Alfred Heaton Cooper. The current Heaton Cooper Studio which can be found in Grasmere was built by William Heaton Cooper, Alfred’s son. The

Gallery H

Those with a love for fine art are sure to enjoy a trip to The Promenade on Arnside. Next to the Lakeside estuary of the area, surrounded by the Lakeside hills sits a building which used to be the old Lancaster bank. Today, this Victorian structure houses a stylish museum known as Gallery H. Here

Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre

A visit to Lake District National Park would not be the same without a trip to the Brockhole National Park Visitor Centre. Set on 30 acres of land between Ambleside and Windermere, the Visitor Centre is a top attraction. Exhibits, water sports, adventure play, gardens, shopping, food and events can all be found here. Come

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Overlooking the River Irthing in Cumbria is one of the most well preserved forts within Hadrian’s Wall. Known as the Birdoswald Roman Fort, this historic site is a World Heritage Site as well as a popular tourist attraction. Strategically located, it offers a picturesque view of the gorge as well as the remains of what

A drive around Lake Windermere and Coniston Water

This drive around Lake Windermere and Coniston water takes in some of the most beautiful scenery of the Lake District National Park. The route is circular taking in Windermere, Bowness, Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead and Ambleside. It can be done in as little as one a half hours, but please allow at least 3 to

The Angel Inn

The Angel Inn is in a great location for your Lake District holiday, just a short drive from all the main areas of the lakes, the most outstanding area of natural beauty in all of England. Most famous for the author Beatrix Potter, the poet William Wordsworth, John Ruskin, not to mention the tallest mountain in England

The Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank

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              The Masons Arms is a truly unique Lakeland experience. It is close to all the wonderful attractions the Lakes has to offer. Located a short drive away from the south eastern shore of Lake Windermere and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway which links to Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside. Amazing scenery abounds

The Watermill inn and brewery.

The Watermill inn and brewery is located in the small village of Ings, just 2 miles to the south-east of the lovely Lake District town of Windermere. The Watermill inn and brewery is situated nearby the A591 (main road from Kendal to Windermere). It in is in a great location for walking, cycling or driving through the National

The Pheasant

Located at the foot of sale Fell and near to Bassenthwaite Lake, you will find the peaceful Pheasant Inn. Built in the 17th century the Pheasant was a favourite of John Peel and has continued entertaining travellers for over 300 years with its traditional Lake District atmosphere and tasty local food. The pheasant has a

The Sun – Coniston

The Sun at Coniston is a pub, diner and four-star Inn. With an excellent location beneath the mountain of Coniston old man, the Sun Inn overlooks the picturesque village of Coniston. At the centre of the Sun Inn is an excellent pub with lots of character including stone walls, oak beams and a bar made from local

The Plough at Lupton

The Plough at Lupton was built in around 1760. At that time the inn was mainly for travellers who used it as a rest stop near the local Turnpike on the modern-day road between Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale. The Plough offers great views of Farleton Knott, an ancient landmark which was used as a Beacon Hill to

The Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant

Having been owned by the same family since its purchase in the 1970s the drunken duck has seen many changes over the generations. The duck supposedly got its name when a landlady found the ducks lying on the road and assumed that they were dead. She started to pluck them and prepare them for dinner, but the ducks weren’t