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Places to Visit In and Around Cumbria

Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill

National Trust property: Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for..... See more >
Temple Sowerby, near Penrith, CA10 1SP

Beatrix Potter Gallery

National Trust property: Beatrix Potter Gallery - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS

Borrowdale

National Trust property: Borrowdale - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Bowe Barn, Borrowdale Road, Keswick, CA12 5UP

Bridge House

National Trust property: Bridge House - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9AN

Buttermere, Ennerdale and Whitehaven

National Trust property: Buttermere, Ennerdale and Whitehaven - open to the public. Please see National Trust website..... See more >
he Lake District National Park, near Cockermouth, LA23 1LJ

Cartmel Priory Gatehouse

National Trust property: Cartmel Priory Gatehouse - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
The Square, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6QB

Coniston and Tarn Hows

National Trust property: Coniston and Tarn Hows - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
near Coniston, LA21 8

Dalton Castle

National Trust property: Dalton Castle - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Market Place, Dalton-in-Furness, LA15 8AX

Fell Foot Park

National Trust property: Fell Foot Park - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Newby Bridge, Windermere, LA12 8NN

Grasmere

National Trust property: Grasmere - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside, LA22 9HH

Great Langdale

National Trust property: Great Langdale - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside, LA22 9HH

Hawkshead and Claife

National Trust property: Hawkshead and Claife - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
c/o Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Ambleside, LA22 0LF
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Things to do around Cumbria

If you're planning a day out in Cumbria, England's most northern-west county, you're in for a treat. Cumbria covers the Lake District, Eden Valley, the North Pennines, and a small part of the Yorkshire Dales. Here are some delightful activities to consider:

1. Conquer the Old Man of Coniston:
- Situated in the heart of the Lake District, the Old Man of Coniston is the highest point in traditional Cumbria. Choose from different walking routes, which can take up to 3 hours. The direct route starts from Coniston and offers amazing views of Lake Coniston once you reach the top. Be prepared for strenuous hiking, but the vistas are worth it! Best attempted in good weather due to strong winds and rain risks¹.

2. Explore Eden Valley and North Pennines:
- Eden Valley, flowing through Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, offers stunning beauty between the North Pennines and the Lake District. Enjoy riverside walks, sandstone cliffs, and picturesque landscapes. It's a professional walker's dream¹.

3. Visit South Lakes Zoo:
- Located in Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes Zoo is a family-friendly day out. Get up close to endangered and rare animals, hand-feed giraffes, kangaroos, penguins, and lemurs. A smaller zoo, but cute and fun for all ages¹.

4. Discover Ambleside Roman Fort:
- Explore the Ambleside Roman Fort, tentatively identified as Galava. Learn about its history and enjoy the ruins. The fort overlooks Lake Windermere and offers a glimpse into ancient times⁴.

5. Go Ape Whinlatter:
- Head to Go Ape Whinlatter for high ropes and Forest Segways. Enjoy views across Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater. Located in Whinlatter Forest, it's an adventure-filled day in the great outdoors⁵.

Remember, Cumbria's natural beauty, historic sites, and outdoor adventures promise an unforgettable day out! 🌳🏰🌿¹⁴⁵.


Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
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(2) Ambleside Roman Fort. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/ambleside-roman-fort/.
(3) Go Ape Whinlatter. https://goape.co.uk/locations/whinlatter.
(4) Ambleside Climbing Wall. https://www.amblesideadventure.co.uk/ambleside-wall/.
(5) Lake District Activities. https://www.lakedistrictactivities.co.uk/.
(6) 11 Unique Days Out in Cumbria for all the Family - Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-cumbria/.
(7) 10 of the best family days out in Cumbria - The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/mar/28/top-10-family-days-out-cumbria.
(8) Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cumbria - Day Out With The Kids. https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/north-west/cumbria.