About the area



The Lake District National Park is a truly stunning corner of the United Kingdom. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whether that be a hike in the fells or a cost Sunday lunch in one of the area’s many pubs.

Please find below a selection of local attractions that you might like to consider during a trip to the Lake District. Karen will also be delighted to recommend local pubs and restaurants for your consideration.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria
Tel: 015394 36355 
An annually changing exhibition of original sketches and watercolours painted by Beatrix Potter for her children's stories.

Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria
Tel: 015394 35544 
Wordsworth's home during his most creative period. Cottage guided tours, original manuscripts in the museum and contempary art in the 3°W art gallery

Holker Hall

Cark in Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
Tel: 015395 58328 
Magnificent Hall, award-winning gardens, superb facilities including a food hall, definitely Cumbrian with a Tuscan twist, cafe and gift shop.

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House

Storrs Park, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria
Tel: 015394 46139
Spectacular restored historic house.

The World Of Beatrix Potter

The Old Laundry, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria
Tel: 015394 88444 
In an indoor recreation of the Lakeland countryside, meet Peter Rabbit & all his friends. Also 'Tale of Mrs Heelis' presentation, Emporium & tea room.

Hawkshead Trout Farm

The Boathouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria
Tel: 015394 36541 
The largest stocked lake in the North West region. Fishing by boat or from the shore for beginners, intermediate and experts. Tuition available

Fell Foot Country Park

Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria
Tel: 015395 31273
Discover this lakeshore Victorian park. Just the place for families to enjoy access to Windermere with picnic areas, boat hire and tea room.

Aquarium Of The Lakes

Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria
Tel: 015395 30153 
Set on the southern shores of lake Windermere, the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes is the UK's largest collection of freshwater fish.

Windermere Lake Cruises

The Promenade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria
Tel: 015394 43360 
Steamers and launches sail daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. Additional summer routes. Timetabled services.

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