History & Heritage

The history and heritage of the Lake District and surrounding Cumbrian region is a rich one. The poetry of Wordsworth and the other romantic Lakes poets of the early 19th century is one of the most well known parts of the local history but there's plenty more to the story. Writers are also known to originate from this part of England from the same period, the early 19th century. The area has attracted tourists for over 400 hundred years and therefore the attraction to the region forms part of its history. It was known as one of the more barren parts of country but also as one of the most beautiful. Wars in continental Europe during the 1800s ensured that English travellers came here in their droves, often with a copy of Wordsworth's ‘A Guide to the Lakes' in their hands.

 
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Meadowbank Farm Studio

Wigton, North Lakes

Meadowbank Farm Studio is a listed farm building which houses a wonderful art gallery. For a day out with a differnce visitors to the studio are treated to some wonderful paintings whilst gaining an...

Black Well Art, Crafts House & Tea Room

Bowness-on-Windermere, Central Lakes

Historic Blackwell Art and Craft House is a world renowned gallery and museum set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. Filled with wonderful architecture, works of art and hand...

Furness Railway

Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes

The Furness Railway offers a trip back in time for visitors, who are treated to a nostalgic ride on an historic steam train. The magnificent station has been restored and there are state of the art...

K Village Shopping Centre

Kendal, South Lakes

Retail therapy becomes a unique pleasure at The K Village Outlet in Kendal. Visitors are spoiled for choice with the range of shops and designer outlets, cafes and restaurants. The interesting on...

Dalton Castle

Dalton-in-Furness, South Lakes

The National Trust site of Dalton Castle remains, in the centre of Dalton, stand as a reminder of the Scottish invasions and the turbulent history of the village. The magnificent dungeon tower is...

Brougham Castle

Penrith, East Cumbria

Brougham Castle stands majestically by the river Eamont near Penrith. A very important site of great historical interest which visitors can walk around and take in the atmosphere of this red...

Little Salkeld Watermill & Tea Room

Penrith, East Cumbria

Little Salkeld Watermill and Tea Room is a wonderful place to visit and discover the art of flour milling as it has been done for hundreds of years. The Tearoom is delightful and offers visitors a...

Lacys Caves

Penrith, East Cumbria

Lacy's Caves are a unique historical tourist attraction situated at Glassonby. The man made caves which were originally created as a decorative folly in the 1800's are now a favourite visiting place...

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Ulverston, South Lakes

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway runs on the Furness Branch Line and offers visitors a unique step back in time. The steam train rides trundle passengers along through the spectacular Lake...

Muncaster Castle and Gardens

West Lakes & Coast

Muncaster Castle and Gardens stand in the most stunning location in the Lake District and offers a full and enthralling day out for all ages. The castle is open for guided tours, and the gardens and...

Rydal Mount & Gardens

Ambleside, Central Lakes

Rydal Mount is the site of the historic home of poet William Wordsworth. The stunning house and its gardens are well worth as visit. The views from the house are spectacular and the beautifully...

Souvenir Antiques

Carlisle, North Lakes

Our independent shop closed in December 2013 but we have two showcases inside Bookcase.

Appleby Castle

Appleby-in-Westmorland, East Cumbria

Set amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Eden Valley sits Appleby Castle. This wonderful museum, reflecting the history of the area, is surrounded by well kept gardens and offers spectacular views....

The Rum Story

Whitehaven, West Lakes & Coast

The Rum Story is a unique visitor experience based in the Georgian town of Whitehaven. The story of the Dark Spirit of Whitehaven, is an interactive family attraction which illustrates the...

Windermere Steamboat Museum

Windermere, South Lakes

Windermere Steamboat Museum houses an historic collection of crafts from its breathtaking location in the heart of the Lake District. The impressive collection has been building since the 1890,s and...

Statesman Rail

Penrith, East Cumbria

Statesman Rail operate a series of nostalgic rail tours throughout the stunning Lake District and the North of England. Both diesel and steam locomotives are in service, taking passengers from the...

Holme Cultram Abbey

Wigton, West Lakes & Coast

Holme Cultram Abbey in West Cumbria is a magnificent red sandstone Abbey in the village of Abbeytown. The turbulent history and legend surrounding this stunning piece of architecture is well...

 
 
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