Explore

Perfectly situated in the heart of the Lake District, experience the diversity that draws visitors each year to this most scenic and inspiring landscape.

Lancriggs gardens & 30 acres of woodland are well worth exploring, with walks up to Easedale Tarn and Helm Crag (and its Lion & Lamb!) and once you have seen what is on our doorstep head a little further on foot, bikes (hire available from us) or by car, tell us what you like to do and we will help with some suggestions, to make sure you get the most from your visit.

On the doorstep we have favourites such as:

Blackwell

Arts & Crafts house near Bowness, described as one of the most enchanting historic houses in England, filled with decorative features from the Arts & Crafts movement.

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Brantwood

Jonh Ruskin’s Home, writer, artist & thinker, Ruskin spent the last 28 years of his life here in Coniston and there is much to discover. Brantwood holds many exhibitions and craft events throughout the year, which are well worth a visit.

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William Wordworth’s Dove Cottage, Rydal Mount & Grasmere Church

This is Wordworth Country, visit them all and get a true feeling for the life and times of our great friend.

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Grasmere Gingerbread

Sarah Nelson’s recipe remains a closely guarded secret and we feel sure you will not have tasted gingerbread like it, pick some up to take on your travels.

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Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm

Hawkshead – see where the real Peter Rabbit, Jemmima Puddleduck & Mrs Tiggywinkle had their adventures!

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Windermere Lake Cruises

From Ambleside take a boat on Windermere, England’s longest Lake – hop off at Fell Foot Park and enjoy a stroll & a picnic.

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Muncaster Castle

With its beautiful gardens and amazing Birds of Prey is a quintessentially English day out!

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Castlerigg Stone Circle

It’s not on the scale of Stonehenge but does appear to be one of Britain’s earliest, dating back to 3000BC. Under the backdrop of Helvellyn it certainly has a sense of mystery and intrigue.

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Honister Slate Mine

England’s last working slate mine, there’s so much adventure going on it’s a wonder they have time for mining! If you crave an adrenaline rush or just want to try something out of the ordinary then head to Honister! From walking the infinity bridge 2000 feet above the valley floor to taking a tour of the mine below, it’s an opportunity not to be missed!

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Aira Force Waterfalls

In the Borrowdale valley, walk around Ullswater and head up to see the stunning Aira Force, you may hear it before you see it!

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