What To See

Entertainment

Theatre by the Lake
Cumbria’s only year-round professional production theatre, set on the edge of Derwentwater in Keswick, presenting fantastic plays and a range of drama, dance, music, ballet, opera, film, comedy and exhibitions.

Zeffirellis
The Lake District’s Premier Cinema, Restaurant and Comtemporary Jazz Bar is located in Ambleside.


Historic Attractions

Brantwood House
Former home of John Ruskin, Brantwood is the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District.

Dove Cottage
Explore William Wordsworth’s first family home in Grasmere and see some his personal belongings.

Holker Hall and Gardens
Breathtaking Cumbrian parkland, stunning gardens, treats in the celebrated Food Hall, the alfresco delights of the Courtyard Cafe, the Holker Estate is a feast . . . for all the senses.

Hutton-in-the-Forest
Lord and Lady Inglewood’s historic home and gardens. This beautiful house has been in the family since 1605 and has a fine collection of furniture, portraits, tapestries and china.

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
Take a look at and have a ride on the trains and help to preserve steam on one of the last Furness Railway branch lines.

Muncaster Castle
Home to the Pennington family for 800 years, Muncaster is a genuine treasure trove of art and antiques.

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Lake District’s longest and most spectacular steam railway.

Rydal Mount and Gardens
Explore the life of William Wordsworth through the home and gardens he loved and lived in for 37 years. Walk in the beautiful, natural and unique gardens landscaped by the poet, sit in his summerhouse and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lakes and hills around Grasmere.


Local Interest

Cumbria Crystal
A rare opportunity to visit one of the last working crystal factories in the UK, Cumbria makes the finest quality English crystal on the market and is sold to top retailers in the UK and used by British Ambassadors worldwide.

G & B Kentmere Pottery
Fine ceramics by Gordon Fox such as lamps, individual pieces, unique tableware and more.
Sawmill Cottage, Kentmere, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9JH‎
Tel: 01539 821621

Low Sizergh Barn
A late 17th century Westmorland stone barn over three floors offering speciality foods, craft, clothes and gifts.

Lucy Cook’s Cookery School
A fabulous cookery school with a fresh and vibrant approach where you can be inspired, educated and, above all, entertained.

Peter Hall and Son Ltd
Showroom, workshop and viewing gallery,
Be inspired by the standards of craftmanship at this fine cabinet-makers’ showroom and workshop where exceptional new furniture is designed and created, antiques restored and chairs and sofas traditionally upholstered.


Museums

Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry
This gallery has a very fine collection of modern British art while the museum is a recreated farmhouse where the rooms are full of real objects that tell the story of how Lakeland people have lived and worked over the past 200 years.

Lakeland Motor Museum
A unique collection of over 30,000 motoring exhibits including The Campbell Bluebird Exhibition.

Laurel and Hardy Museum
This museum is devoted to Laurel and Hardy with a variety of memorabilia including personal items, letters, photographs and furniture. There is also a small cinema showing films and documentaries throughout the day.
Tel: 01229 582292

Ruskin Museum
A memorial to Ruskin and a celebration of the area’s heritage. Although the museum has a Ruskin collection, there are also exhibits relating to the coppermines, slate, geology, lace, farming and Donald Campbell.

The World of Beatrix Potter Attractions
Includes all 23 tales by Beatrix Potter, brought to life in a magical indoor recreation of the Lakeland countryside, complete with sights, sounds and even smells.


Places To Visit

Windermere – 20 minute drive
Ulverston – 30 minute drive
Kendal – 40 minute drive
Keswick – 45 minute drive
Barrow-in-Furness – 45 minute drive


Wildlife

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
The Lakeland’s Wildlife Discovery Centre is a unique and exciting blend of exotic wildlife and interactive hands-on displays  which take you through 3,000 millions years of evolution and follows the development of life on Earth, from magic molecules to mischievous monkeys.