Category Archives: Attractions

Greenlands Farm Village-Down to Earth Fun

The best things in life are to be found in the great outdoors. This couldnt be truer when it comes to enjoying lifes simple pleasures. There is nothing like kicking back and relaxing in the countryside- farm style. Greenlands Farm Village offers visitors a chance to experience the farm life and more. Whats there to

Rheged Discovery Center- Fun for the Whole Family

Housed in the largest grass covered building resembling a hill in Britain is a popular visitor attraction. Known as Rheged, it is named after the Ancient kingdom of the Dark Ages. This all year, all weather discovery centre is a favorite of both locals and tourists. An international award winning attraction, it has a giant

Eden Ostrich World – A working farm

Life on the farm has never been so much fun. This is especially true when the farm is sitting the middle of Eden Valley in a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Eden Ostrich World is a family run business that offers the public a chance to get up close and personal with animals. Being

The Puzzling Place Museum

Being puzzled can be confusing but enjoying a puzzle is quite a different thing. For those who enjoy brain teasers, being baffled or simply being amused The Puzzling Place is the perfect place to visit. Located at Keswick at the Lake District this museum is a rather new attraction which opened in the year 2000.

Honister Slate Mine

On top of the Honister Pass in Lake District sits the last remaining working slate mine in all of England. Honister Slate Mine has become a popular destination for many tourists because of the wonderful adventure it has to offer. It is the first slate mine that can be reached via the Ferrata adventure climbing

Theatre By The Lake Keswick

There is nothing like a good performance to feed the soul. Visitors at Lakeland District can enjoy a show or two while in the area thanks to the Theatre by the Lake. Located by the Lakeside, it will not only feed the soul with beautiful productions but with splendid views as well. It faces Derwentwater,

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House

Built in the 20th Century, Blackwell Arts & Crafts House is one of England’s most significant existing structures from the time. Designed by M H Ballie Scott from 1897 to 1900, this home is an excellent example of its type of architecture. Most of the decorative aspects of the home have been kept intact and

Lake District Holidays & Attractions

Paradise is here on Earth and you can find it at England’s Lake District. Located at the northern part of England, this strip of natural beauty contains mighty terrains, crystal-clear lakes and lush fields that have captivated tourists from all parts of the world. It was also the birthplace of the Romantic Movement of English literature for

Muncaster Castle

The Muncaster Castle is the most famous attraction within the Muncaster estate that overlooks the Esk River in Cumbria, England. Cumbria is located about a mile to the south of Ravenglass. For about 800 years, the Muncaster Castle has been the residence of the Pennington clan although the estate was given in 1208 to Alan

Churches in the Lake District

Cartmel, St Mary the Virgin at Cartmel Priory This is the best preserved medieval parish church in the Lake District. Orignates from the 12th century with 15th century windows. Amazing screens dating from the renaissance. map St Bees, St Mary & St Bega Featuring a Norman Doorway decorated with cheveron mouldings, serpents and a ram.

Mills

As well as the famous Old Mill in Ambleside the Lake District has a variety of Mills of historical interest in original working order. Acorn Bank Watermill was built in the 12th century next to Crowdale Beck. Now open as a garden. Little Salkeld Mill is an old water powered mill which began to grind

Cumbria Museums

Learn about the local history, industry and culture of Lakeland & Cumbria – Make a visit to a local Museum part of your trip. Below are a selection of popular museums in and around the Lake District. .nobrtable br { display: none } The Beacon West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7LY Tel:0845 0952131 New &

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle, also known as Keswick Carles, Carles, Carsles or Castle-rig near Keswick is one of the most visually impressive prehistoric monuments in Britain and as such is the most visited stone circle in Cumbria. Each year, thousands upon thousands of people make the short journey from Keswick to the plateau of Castlerigg Fell

Brantwood House

With views over Coniston Water, the house of Brantwood in Cumbria has been the residence of many notable people including John Ruskin. The house itself is now a museum to John Ruskin and together with the grounds are controlled by a charitable trust. The word BRANT is derived from an ancient Norse word generally meaning