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Places To Go And Things To Do in the Lake District

  • The Elizabethan Levens Hall, home to the Bagot family, and known world-wide for its stunning topiary gardens. Opposite Levens Hall is the delightful deer park where you can see black fallow deer and rare breed Bagot goats.
  • Opened in March 2019 Levens Kichen in the grounds of Levens Hall serves lovely breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea, It is closed on Fridays and Saturday,
  • Beetham Nurseries has a fantastic plant nursery, gift shop and popular café.
  • Low Sizergh Barn, one of our favourite places to visit, with a farm shop, craft galleries and tea shop which overlooks the milking parlour.
  • The National Trust-owned Sizergh is a Medieval house with gardens to visit.
  • Kendal has high street stores and independent shops, plenty of coffee shops and restaurants and The Brewery independent cinema and arts centre.
  • Arnside/Silverdale an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is on the doorstep with a network of walks and stunning views across Morecambe Bay.
  • Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve near Witherslack, for flora and fauna including ospreys, common lizards and red deer.
  • Grange-over-Sands is a charming Edwardian genteel seaside town. Don’t miss the ornamental duck pond and garden and mile-long promenade with views across Morecambe Bay.
  • Cartmel village is the home of Cartmel Village Shop and its Sticky Toffee Pudding, a Medieval Priory, a racecourse and Simon Rogan’s renowned two Michelin-starred L’Enclume restaurant.
  • The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway links in with Windermere Lake Cruises to enable you to ride and sail around Windermere, England’s largest lake, stopping off at points of interest.
  • A lovely place for a walk and picnic at the National Trust-owned Fell Foot Park at Newby Bridge.
  • We can recommend a spa experience at The Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge or enjoy lunch in the sunshine at the side of the River Leven.
  • Windermere town has the flagship store of the national kitchenware company Lakeland and a large number of independent shops and places to eat.
  • Bowness-on-Windermere sits on the edge of England’s largest lake and is a magnet for visitors who take to the lake for a cruise or hire a boat to take out themselves.
  • Kirkby Lonsdale, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales has lovely shops, places to eat and beautiful countryside including the famous Ruskin’s View, riverside walks and Devil’s Bridge - the place to go for an ice cream in the summer months.
  • The village of Ingleton is known for its waterfall walk and White Scar Caves.
  • Grasmere village is known for its association with William Wordsworth and you can visit his former homes of Dove Cottage and Allan Bank. There are lots of walks around the village and don’t miss the famous Grasmere Gingerbread.
  • Ambleside is a bustling town famous for its outdoor clothing and equipment shops.
  • Beatrix Potter’s former home, Hill Top, in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, near Hawskhead, attracts visitors from all over the world.
  • Hawkshead is home to Wordsworth’s school, Hawkshead Relish and charming pubs and shops.
  • For a gentle stroll and some of the most photographed views head to Tarn Hows between Ambleside and Coniston.
  • Vegetarian? head for Chesters By the River at Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside for vegetarian breakfasts, brunch and lunchand an interesting gift shop. Then take a walk along the river to Elterwater.
  • There is so much to do and we haven't even mentioned Keswick, Cockermouth, Pooley Bridge or the numerous smaller villages, castles, activity centres and of course the  beautiful countryside. Enjoy.
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