Places of Interest - Lake District

Hill Top

Places of Interest - Lake District

Places of Interest - Lake District

Hill Top / 'Gondola'

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Hill Top
Near Sawrey
Hawkshead
Ambleside
Cumbria LA22 0LF
Telephone: 015394 36269

Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter – Hill Top is a time capsule of this amazing woman's life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'tale'. The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables. A National Trust Property. Photo: © NTPL / Stephen Robson

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Sawrey House Hotel
Near Sawrey
Windermere, LA22 0LF

Located about 2 miles from Hawkshead. Sawrey House Hotel boasts luxury rooms with flat-screen TVs, modern bathrooms, steam-free mirrors and hairdryers. The hotel is on the B5285, 3 km from the Windermere Ferry. Local attractions include Hawkshead, Coniston, Ambleside and Hill Top Farm for Beatrix Potter fans..More details

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Waterhead Hotel
Hawkshead Road
Coniston, LA21 8AJ

Located about 3 miles from Hawkshead. Next to Coniston Water, Waterhead Hotel has lawns running down to the lake shore and a restaurant with spectacular mountain views. The centre of Coniston is a 2-minute walk away. With views across the lawns and to the lake, The Waterhead lounge bar offers local ales, light snacks and afternoon tea...more details

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'Gondola'
Coniston Pier
Lake Road
Coniston
Cumbria LA21 8AN
Telephone: 01539 432733

The original Victorian Gondola, first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the National Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in her sumptuous, upholstered saloons. This is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery. Sail to Monk Coniston jetty at the north of the lake, then walk through the Monk Coniston garden on to Tarn Hows. A National Trust property. Photo: © NTPL / Mike Williams
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Waterhead Hotel
Hawkshead Road
Coniston, LA21 8AJ

Located about 3 miles from Hawkshead. Next to Coniston Water, Waterhead Hotel has lawns running down to the lake shore and a restaurant with spectacular mountain views. The centre of Coniston is a 2-minute walk away. With views across the lawns and to the lake, The Waterhead lounge bar offers local ales, light snacks and afternoon tea...more details

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Rothay Manor Hotel
Rothay Bridge
Ambleside LA22 0EH

Ambleside is a 5-minute walk away. In the heart of the Lake District, this country house hotel offers an AA rosette restaurant, free Wi-Fi and award-winning breakfasts. Lake Windermere is only 400 metres away. Each spacious room at the family-run Hotel Rothay Manor has satellite TV, radio and tea/coffee facilities. Ambleside is a 5-minute walk away. Built in 1825, Rothay Manor Hotel is a Grade II Listed house with landscaped gardens and period features. More details..

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Sizergh Castle and Garden / Brantwood

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Sizergh Castle and Garden
Sizergh
near Kendal
Cumbria LA8 8AE
Telephone: 015395 60951

An imposing house, at the gateway to the Lake District, in a rich and beautiful garden, which includes a pond, lake, National Collection of Hardy Ferns and a superb limestone rock garden. The exceptional wood panelling culminates in the Inlaid Chamber, returned here in 1999 from the Victoria & Albert Museum. The 1,600-acre estate includes limestone pasture, orchards and ancient, semi-natural woodland. A National Trust Property. Photo: © NTPL / Val Corbett

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Balcony House Guest House
82 Shap Road
Kendal, LA9 6DP

Located a short walk from Kendal town centre, Balcony House Guest House offers free spa passes, free off-site parking beside the property, and a popular location on the edge of the beautiful Lake District. More details..

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Station Inn
Oxenholme
Kendal, LA9 7RF

Located 3 miles from Kendal, a country inn just 10 minutes' drive from the M6, the Station Inn offers en suite rooms and a full English breakfast. The bar and restaurant offer traditional British fare. The Station Inn is just 10 minutes' walk from Oxenholme Lake District Railway Station, more details..

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Brantwood
Coniston
Cumbria
LA21 8AD

 

Former home of John Ruskin. Brantwood is the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District. There are displays and activities in the house, gardens and estate reflecting the wealth of cultural associations associated with Ruskin’s legacy.
enquiries@brantwood.org.uk
Telephone: 015394 41396

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Waterhead Hotel
Hawkshead Road
Coniston, LA21 8AJ

Located about 3 miles from Hawkshead. Next to Coniston Water, Waterhead Hotel has lawns running down to the lake shore and a restaurant with spectacular mountain views. The centre of Coniston is a 2-minute walk away. With views across the lawns and to the lake, The Waterhead lounge bar offers local ales, light snacks and afternoon tea...more details

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Rothay Manor Hotel
Rothay Bridge
Ambleside LA22 0EH

Ambleside is a 5-minute walk away. In the heart of the Lake District, this country house hotel offers an AA rosette restaurant, free Wi-Fi and award-winning breakfasts. Lake Windermere is only 400 metres away. Each spacious room at the family-run Hotel Rothay Manor has satellite TV, radio and tea/coffee facilities. Ambleside is a 5-minute walk away. Built in 1825, Rothay Manor Hotel is a Grade II Listed house with landscaped gardens and period features. More details..

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South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Europe's Top Tiger Conservation Centre, with a unique safari on foot with many animals wandering free in natural surroundings.
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Dalton in Furness
Cumbria
01229 466086
Windermere Lake Cruises
Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3HQ
Tel 015394 43360

Windermere Lake Cruises has a large fleet of modern and traditional launches and 'steamers', which operate the full length of Windermere, calling at Waterhead, Bowness and Lakeside. A return cruise between Bowness and Waterhead takes about 1.25 hours.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Brougham Castle

 The ruins of this 13th century fortress stand on the banks of the River Eamont. The castle was restored by Lady Anne Clifford in the 17th century.
Brougham Castle,
Penrith
01768 862488
Bowber Head
Ravenstonedale
Cumbria
CA17 4NL
015396-23254

We run vintage coaches and in the summer have regular guided routes on a Tuesday to Hawes and Wednesday round several visitor centres in the north Lake District so people can experience a trip back in time on the old buses.

Bowber Head

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises has a large fleet of modern and traditional launches and 'steamers', which operate the full length of Windermere, calling at Waterhead, Bowness and Lakeside. A return cruise between Bowness and Waterhead takes about 1.25 hours.
Windermere Lake Cruises
Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3HQ
Tel 015394 43360
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre
Lowther
Near Penrith
01931 712746

The centre is a sanctuary for birds of prey set in the walled garden and parkland of Lowther castle. Visitors can see a large collection of eagles, hawks, falcons and owls from around the world.

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

Eden Ostrich World

Ostrich, wallabies, prairie dogs, rhea, emu, llama, rare breed sheep and cattle and much more.
Eden Ostrich World
Langwathby
Penrith
01768 881771
The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass
Cumbria
 01229 717171

Enjoy a great day out through one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District.

TheRavenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater "Steamers" cruise to the start of the most beautiful walks in the Lake District.
Ullswater Steamers
Glenridding Pier House
Glenridding
Cumbria
0117684 82229
Carlisle Castle
Carlisle
01228 591922

 Carlisle Castle is a massive Border stronghold with gatehouse and keep.Take a guided tour through its maze of passages and chambers.

Carlisle Castle

Levens Hall

Elizabethan mansion, with a pele tower, really famous topiary garden created in 1694, (great place for hide & seek!) plant centre, shop, play area & picnic area Levens Hall website
Levens Hall
KENDAL
Cumbria
LA8 0PD
Tel. +44 (0)15395 60321
ARMITT LIBRARY & MUSEUM
AMBLESIDE
015394 31212

. . a unique place combining Library and Museum, scholarship and fun, art and entertainment. A superb collection of books and manuscripts, drawings and paintings, memorabilia and archaeological objects relating to an extraordinary gallery of famous Lake District characters

ARMITT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Alston - South Tynedale Railway

England's highest narrow guage railway.
Alston - South Tynedale Railway
Alston Station, Alston
Tel 01434 381696

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