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Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre
Windermere, Central Lakes

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Brockhole is the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre and provides a whole range of information to help you plan and enjoy your visit to the Lakes. Set in gardens overlooking Lake Windermere with guided walks around the extensive grounds regularly organised.

The Lake District was created in 1951 and covers 885 sq miles in area. The National Park Authority is here to look after the National Park, helping people enjoy its beauty, while fostering the well-being of those who live and work here.

Situated between Ambleside and Windermere, the National Park Visitor Centre opened in 1969, and is set in 30 acres of magnificent terraced gardens stretching down to the shore of Windermere, with splendid views of the surrounding countryside.

The house was built by wealthy Manchester silk merchant William Henry Aldolphus Gaddum who in 1895 bought four plots of farm land. Architect Dan Gibson designed the house and the local landscape gardener Thomas Mawson laid out the five acres of formal gardens, landscaping the remaining 25 acres to provide spectacular views of the lake and fells.

Brockhole often hosts guided walks around the 30 acres of landscaped grounds with the head gardener, to get a closer look at the delightful surroundings.


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Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre
LA23 1LJ
015394 46601

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