Category Archives: Attractions

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

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

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

Cumbria Crystal Factory Shop & Tour

Crystal has long been a favoured material when it comes to making tableware. For those who visiting the Lake District, Cumbria Crystal is not just a place to buy crystal items. Established in 1976, the company started producing high quality tableware made from lead crystal. Many of the earlier designs produced were reproductions of classic

Abbot Hall Art Gallery – Kendal

In 1759 by Colonel George Wilson, this Grade I listed villa in Kendal, England was built on the first Abbot Hall site. It was originally used as a residence by the Abbot or his representatives when visiting from the St, Mary’s York mother church. After the monasteries were dissolved the estate did not have much

A World in Miniature Museum

Great things come in small packages. This couldn’t be truer for the A World in Miniature Museum based in Houghton Hall Garden Centre.  Imagine stepping into a room where everything was pint sized. This unique museum is home to the top three collections of miniatures. Here visitors can see 1 ½ scale copies of a

The Dock Museum Barrow-in-Furness

With the vast amount of water around the Lake District it is no wonder that the town of Barrow-in-Furness is largely influenced by the shipbuilding industry. One place that emphasizes this is the Dock Museum. Built 1907, this museum houses a wide collection of artifacts that document the development of the town and its history.

Holker Estate A Countryside Home

Sitting in the English countryside of the Lake District is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. Passed down from generations, Holker has long been a favorite home of the family. Likewise, it is much loved by the public as a tourist attraction. This wonderful home reflects centuries of architecture that has been added by

Hutton-in-the-Forest More than Just a Home

Bought in 1605, Hutton-in-the-Forest has been the home to two families over the last two hundred and fifty years or so. Up to date, it remains to be the private residence of Lord Inglewood and his family. Hutton-in-the-forest also remains to be a popular attraction. Guests who are visiting can enjoy the architecture from centuries

Windermere Lake Cruises- Enjoying Natures Gift

What is a trip to the Lakes without actually enjoying a bit of water? Windermere Lake Cruises offers the perfect way to enjoy the waters of the area. The cruises happen to be the most popular attraction in Crumbia and date back to Victorian times. More than 1 million visitors cruise around the waters in

The World of Beatrix Potter- A Magical Journey

For many children stories about Peter Rabbit and other animals has become part of growing up. The young and the young at heart can relieve these childhood stories in a magical experience at the World of Beatrix Potter. Visitors can take a journey through the stories that they read in their younger years. Get to

Upfront Art Gallery and Coffee Shop

The Lakes and Cumbria offer a lot of attractions for art enthusiasts and tourists. However for those looking for something different the Upfront Gallery and Coffee Shop is just the place to visit. This modern day art is located on what used to be the Unthank Farm. The property was bought with intentions of making

Farfield Mill Art and Heritage Centre


                            Between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales and sitting beneath the beautiful Howgill Fells is Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre, a restored Victorian woolen mill that ceased production in 1992 and now houses an amazing, eclectic mix of high quality art

Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum

In the world of poetry the works of William Wordsworth and Dorothy Wordsworth are both much loved. For those who enjoy the works of these authors a trip to the Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum is a must. Built around the 17th century this cottage was the residence of William and Dorothy from 1799 to