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Cumbria Attractions

In and around Cumbria you'll find plenty of attractions on offer - depending on your taste from Grizedale Forest Park in the heart of the world famous Lake District National Park, to Windermere Lake Cruises, one of the principal visitor attractions in Cumbria. Cumbria has a lot to offer.

 
Grizedale Forest Park

Grizedale Forest Park

Welcome to Grizedale Forest Park in the heart of the world famous Lake District National Park From the all access Ridding Wood trail to the demanding Silurian Way, from the Tearoom to the Sculpture trails, Grizedale Forest Park offers an unrivalled day out for everyone.

Check out "Go Ape" the unique high ropes course provides a challenging aerial adventure only found in 3 other Forestry Commission locations in the UK. Start your day with a visit to Grizedale Visitor Centre and let our friendly staff help you choose your activities for the day ahead. cycling, walking, Go Ape, sculpture guides and waymarked trails are all available or create your own adventure.

Hotels near Grizedale Forest Park
Bobtail Cottage from £298.35
YHA Hawkshead from £10.00
Beechmount Country House5 starfrom £110.00
Sawrey House Hotel and Restaurant from £50.00
Buckle Yeat4 starfrom £67.50
 
Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises is one of the principal visitor attractions in Cumbria and is rated amongst the top ten in England. Steamers and launches sail daily throughout the year and, in addition to scheduled public sailings from Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside, the Company operates private charters, special interest cruises, sightseeing cruises and services to and from the Lake District Visitor Centre (Brockhole), the Lakeside Aquarium, Fell Foot Country Park (National Trust) and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. The Company offers a wide range of package tours in association with local visitor attractions including The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Holehird Gardens and The Aquarium and Brockhole. A recently introduced route is Bowness to Ferry House with connecting bus service to Hilltop, Hawkshead and Grizedale.

Hotels near Windermere Lake Cruises
Blenheim Lodge4 starfrom £60.00
Monties Bed & Breakfast3 starfrom £60.00
Lingwood Lodge4 starfrom £85.00
Lonsdale House4 starfrom £57.00
White Lodge Hotel4 starfrom £39.00

 
Beatrix Potter Gallery

Beatrix Potter Gallery

The Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead is one of the National Trust's more unusual properties in that it has an interesting link with Beatrix Potter herself. The 17th Century building, which was once the office of her husband, local solicitor William Heelis, has remained largely unaltered since his day.

The Gallery houses an annually changing exhibition of a selection of Beatrix Potter's original drawings and illustrations. Beatrix Potter was however much more than a gifted artist and author. She was, without question, a determined preserver of her beloved Lake District and a great believer in the aims of the fledgling National Trust, bequeathing her numerous farms and land to the Trust in 1943. The Gallery also contains a display covering the story of her life through its various stages, which offers an unique insight into her life and times. There is a reconstruction of part of William Heelis' office.

Hotels near Beatrix Potter Gallery
Monties Bed & Breakfast3 starfrom £60.00
Blenheim Lodge4 starfrom £60.00
Lonsdale House4 starfrom £57.00
White Lodge Hotel4 starfrom £39.00
Lingwood Lodge4 starfrom £85.00
 

Other Attraction near Cumbria

  • City Of Caves - These unique hand-carved sandstone caves dating from the 13th century were almost lost for ever when the 'Broadmarsh Shopping Centre' was built in the 1960s.
  • Cotswold Falconry Centre - Cotswold Falconry invites you to a spectacular demonstration with a large variety of birds of prey flying free. This gives a remarkable insight into the ancient art of falconry.
  • Drayton Manor Park - Drayton Manor Park is a theme park set in over 280 acres of parkland, including lakes and a 15-acre open-plan zoo. Drayton Manor Park is open all year round.