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umbria Tourism’s official Holiday Guide is here to give you a snapshot of all this stunning and diverse county has to offer. 2016 is bound to be a momentous year, as the Lake District National Park’s bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site gathers pace. We’re indebted to our farmers and conservationists for helping to maintain this iconic ‘cultural landscape’, as well as the immense contribution of the Romantic Poets in helping to establish the profile of the place as somewhere to visit and enjoy. It’s no surprise that the enduring appeal of the Lake District continues to captivate visitors the world over. Beyond the boundaries of the National Park, Cumbria boasts an array of special places just waiting to be explored. Echoing 2000 years of history, Hadrian’s Wall already has the prestigious World Heritage Site status and the protected landscapes of the Solway Coast, Morecambe Bay and the North Pennines all offer truly unique visitor experiences. Meanwhile, the city of Carlisle is a blend of historic and modern attractions. We’re proud to have so many award-winners here too and we celebrated an impressive roll call of success with our own Cumbria Tourism Awards. Treetop Trek then went on to be officially named as VisitEngland’s Best Tourism Experience of the Year, while The Wild Boar Inn, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant were also rewarded at a national level. So welcome to the Lake District, Cumbria, and prepare to be dazzled!

Ian Stephens Managing Director Cumbria Tourism

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THE CITADEL, CARLISLE


Contents 4 Introducing an Iconic Landscape 6 Getting Here 7 Getting Around 8

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The Lake District

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The Western Lake District

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Carlisle & Hadrian’s Wall

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Golf & Spa

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Eden Valley & the North Pennines

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Morecambe Bay

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Hidden Treasures

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Explore on Two Wheels

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Adventure Capital

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Family Friendly

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Culture & Heritage

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Events in Cumbria

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Taste Cumbria

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Year of the English Garden

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Beatrix Potter’s Birthday

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Cumbrian Retail Therapy

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Be Looked After Hotels, B&Bs & Guest Houses

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Your Own Front Door Self Catering

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A Room With A View Camping & Caravanning

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Hostels

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Quality

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Attractions Index

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Accommodation Index

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Visitor Information

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With plenty to see and do all-year round, take a flick through and find out more about the diverse places and aweinspiring experiences that will make your holiday extra-special. This year we’re also celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, so it’s the perfect time to take in the majestic fells, glittering lakes and rolling valleys that inspired this celebrated children’s author. Meanwhile, VisitEngland’s Year of the English Garden is another great reason to take a closer look at the vast array of gardens which showcase an immense

horticultural heritage. There is an action-packed events calendar all-year round. Two world-class mountain festivals, authentic agricultural shows and serious sportives sit side-by-side with cutting-edge contemporary art and family friendly entertainment. So prepare for your whistle-stop tour. Cumbria Tourism is here to give you a flavour of some unique things to do and places to go, but don’t forget our website golakes.co.uk is packed with even more ideas and inspiration.

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Non-stop train travel from London to Oxenholme, the Lake District, is now only 2 hours 40 minutes and the onward connection to Windermere is effortlessly easy. With two other mainline railway stations at Carlisle and Penrith, why not let the train take the strain? You’ll be sure of strong bus connections and car hire options too. Also easily accessible via the M6 motorway and Britain’s network of A-roads, getting to Cumbria by bus, coach or car is easier than you think. In fact, travelling from Edinburgh, Manchester or Newcastle can take as little as 2 hours. Airports at Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle are the closest, and all provide car hire and good transport connections. Arriving by sea from Ireland? Sail into Liverpool or Cairnryan. From Europe, use ports at Newcastle or Hull. For public transport information contact www.traveline.info or visit www.seemorecumbria.co.uk Appleby

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Let your journey become part of the adventure, as you set sail on a traditional lake cruise, glide through the landscape in an open-top bus or chug along on a scenic railway journey. To explore some of Cumbria's quieter corners, we have a shiny new fleet of ‘pay-as-you-drive’ low emission and funky electric cars. Whether you’re after quiet gentle country lanes or dramatic mountain bike trails, exploring on two wheels opens your eyes to a host of hidden scenic treasures. Our ever increasing network of largely-traffic free cycle routes are great for families, while long distance routes like the Lakes & Dales Loop and the Hadrian’s Cycleway are ideal for more serious riders. Blend in your choice of lakeside strolls, leisurely rambles or challenging hikes to find the ultimate inspirational view.

Find out more at: Traveline www.traveline.info National Rail www.nationalrail.co.uk See More www.seemorecumbria.co.uk

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For a great day out in the Lakes Join us for a great day out Based in Coniston, we provide an informative, personal tour service for visitors to Coniston and the surrounding area. Leave your car behind and enjoy being taken around our beautiful Lake District, using a form of transport that is environmentally friendly.

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We offer coaches and mini-coaches for travel to, from and during your stay in the Lake District. The sizes of coaches we operate are 7, 16, 19, 35, 41, 53 and 59 seats, meaning all size groups can be accommodated.

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For a grandstand view of the Lakes on a range of buses and for full details of an extensive network of services and ticketing options, pick up a copy of The Lakes Connection from local leaflet dispensers or download a copy from our website at www.stagecoachbus.com

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THE LAKE DISTRICT Immerse yourself in the Lake District, known the world over for its shimmering lakes and majestic mountains. Set against the mighty backdrop of Skiddaw, Keswick is a natural centre for country walkers, mountain climbers and family visitors alike. Nearby Castlerigg Stone Circle is also unmissable; dating back to the Bronze Age, it’s hard to imagine an ancient monument in more spectacular surroundings. Head through the lush Borrowdale Valley and over the dramatic Honister Pass to the neighbouring lakes of Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater. In the South and Central Lakes, enjoy charming villages like Grasmere and Hawkshead, and take a quintessential ride

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on an iconic Windermere ‘steamer’. Perennial favourites including Ambleside, Bowness and Coniston are on your doorstep too. Exactly 150 years after Beatrix Potter’s birth, what better time is there to celebrate a landscape which inspired a phenomenon? Adventurous types will love the challenge of the Langdale Pikes, carved out by the power of nature millions of years ago. Or what about a trip deep into Grizedale Forest? Then, if you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, finish off in the historic market town of Kendal for some serious shopping, culture and entertainment. The Westmorland County Show, Keswick Mountain Festival and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival are just some of the annual spectacles you won’t want to miss.


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WESTERN LAKE DISTRICT With secluded beaches, tranquil lakes and rugged mountains, the Western Lake District is overflowing with natural beauty. Home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell, and its deepest lake, Wastwater, this is a special place just waiting to be explored. Historic harbours, Iron Age forts and tales of smuggling, spices and slaves all add to the allure of a rich maritime heritage. Head to the coast to marvel at the views from St Bees Head, the beach is the start of the famous Wainwright ‘Coast to Coast’ walk. Later, stop off at Georgian Whitehaven and Roman Maryport. Just a little further inland is the romantic ‘gem town’ of Cockermouth, renowned as the birthplace of the poet

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William Wordsworth. Close at hand are Bassenthwaite Lake and Whinlatter, England’s only true mountain forest. Nearby Dodd Wood is a popular spot to view rare nesting ospreys. For a high adventure, head over Hard Knott Pass to discover a Roman fort dating back to the 2nd century. Then wind your way through the picturesque Ennerdale and Eskdale Valleys. A visit to Ravenglass – the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park – is a must. A diverse social calendar including Muncaster Festival, Maryport Blues Festival and the World Gurning Championships/ Egremont Crab Fair means there is plenty of uniquely Cumbrian entertainment to round off your perfect break in the Western Lake District.


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CARLISLE & HADRIAN’S WALL Discover Carlisle, England’s biggest city by area and find yourself on the doorstep of both the Lakes and Hadrian’s Wall Country. Just a few miles from Scotland, the official capital of Cumbria blends 2000 years of history with everything you would expect from a vibrant, 21st century city. The formidable fortress of Carlisle Castle stands proud over the cityscape, while a packed programme of heritage tours, activities and exhibitions offers the perfect introduction to times gone by on the edge of an ancient empire. Continue your unique historical adventure on Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most significant monument built by the Romans in Britain. Stand in awe at the jaw-dropping

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scenery and visit Birdoswald Roman Fort to see the longest continuous stretch of wall still visible today. Head back to Carlisle for some intense retail therapy and immerse yourself in a magical mix of high-street brands and independent retailers. Keep yourself entertained with everything from iceskating to a round of golf, then take your pick from the countless quality and quirky dining and drinking experiences on offer. Complete your city break with national sporting events, comedy nights and even outdoor film screenings. Carlisle Pageant, the spectacular Fire Show in Bitts Park and Cumberland Show are just some of the annual events to savour.


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Carlisle & Hadrian’s Wall

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Join a guided Hadrian’s Wall Tour Bus to discover the best of the World Heritage Site. Tours depart Carlisle on selected days each week during the main summer months.

AT THE GATEWAY TO HADRIAN’S WALL • Tea room & restaurant • Gift shop • Homemade dishes using local produce

Ideal starting point to your journey across Hadrian’s Wall • Next to 12th century Lanercost Priory • Hadrian’s Wall Visitor Information Centre • Free car park & easy access

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Stonecross Manor Hotel is privately owned and benefits from a small team of warm and friendly staff. Situated on the outskirts of the Lake District Market Town of Kendal, The M6 and West Coast main line provide easy access to the hotel. Our recently refurbished heated indoor pool is set to an ambient temperature and benefits from powerful massage jets to massage away those tight knots,together with a steam room with its eucalyptus essence. Relax in the invigorating bubbles in the spa. For further information regarding Membership please call our Reception Team.

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EDEN VALLEY & THE NORTH PENNINES The splendour of the rolling green Eden Valley stretches towards the rugged Pennine hills, with an array of sparkling rivers, wondrous wildlife and grand stately homes along the way. Penrith is the ancient capital of Cumbria and with easy road and rail links, it’s the perfect base to explore. Just to the south west is Ullswater. Surrounded by soaring mountains like Helvellyn, you can glide through the waters on a scenic cruise or take in the views as you stroll along the lakeshore. Head on to Aira Force to see a plunging waterfall tumbling through a wooded gorge. This little-known part of Cumbria is scattered with hidden gems. Uncover medieval castles and ancient relics, or soak in the charm of traditional villages like Askham and Langwathby. Appleby

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is famed for its annual horse fair, while the lively market town of Kirkby Stephen borders the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wildlife is in abundance too. The red deer rut at Martindale is one of mother nature’s greatest spectacles, while golden eagles have been spotted soaring high above the Haweswater Valley. For upland birds and rare alpine fauna, the moorland surrounding Alston is some of the most undiscovered walking country you are ever likely to find. What’s more, you can enjoy some pretty special events all-year round, from music festivals with world-famous headlining acts to the traditional country pursuits of the Lowther Show and the Hutton Horse Trials.


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MORECAMBE BAY Watching the sun go down over Morecambe Bay is the stuff memories are made of. This stunning piece of coastline and its ever shifting sands take in scenic viewpoints, gently rolling farmland and classic seaside towns. It’s no surprise the Arnside-Silverdale area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is plenty of wildlife and walking to enjoy, and Arnside Knott offers aweinspiring views across the Bay and back towards the Lakeland fells. Join the Cistercian Way for an inspiring longdistance walk through a landscape shaped by monks, merchants and miners. Or if you prefer travelling on two wheels, the newly opened Bay Cycle Way is another great way to explore. By car, the Ulverston to

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Barrow Coast Road is the ultimate definition of a ‘road with a view’. Ulverston itself has a special artsy feel, with colourfully rendered houses and cobbled streets - not to mention a packed calendar of quirky events and festivals. Meanwhile, the foodie paradise of Cartmel is a highlight that will truly tantalise your tastebuds. The Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands boasts magnificent ornamental gardens and a mile-long prom, as well as being renowned as one of the mildest climates in the north of England. Whether you set your sights on Holker Garden Festival, the Cartmel Show or Ulverston Dickensian Festival, you can be sure of a very special atmosphere all year round.


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HIDDEN TREASURES Whether you’re a first-time visitor or have taken a break in Cumbria many times before, it’s worth venturing off the beaten track to uncover some of our finest hidden treasures. The stunning Solway Coast, stretching up to the Scottish border, is a tranquil Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Both the Romans and the Vikings were among those to shape this unique coastal setting, in fact, Bowness-on-Solway marks the most westerly part of Hadrian’s Wall. Meander south to the Victorian seaside resort of Silloth or stroll along the beach at Allonby. Back down in the south west of the county, the Lakes meet the Dales. Although it’s officially in Cumbria, the ‘booktown’ of Sedbergh is also in the

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Yorkshire Dales National Park. A few miles south is the characterful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, so head to the historic Devil’s Bridge and Ruskin’s View, which was famously described by Ruskin himself as “one of the loveliest views in England’. To escape the crowds, the unspoilt Kentmere Valley is a gem at the gateway to the South Lakes, while the nearby Lyth and Winster Valleys are pastoral delights famed for their fruity damson orchards. For peace and tranquility, these secluded spots are hard to beat. Annual events you shouldn’t miss include the traditional Damson Day, the Solfest Music Festival and Lunesdale Agricultural Show.


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EXPLORE ON TWO WHEELS From challenging offroad routes to gentle country lanes and traffic free family trails, cycling is a fantastic way to soak up some fresh air and explore our unique landscape. With an ever-expanding network of family-friendly cycle routes, there are plenty of accessible trails in the South and Central Lakes which combine the fun of cycling with other activities, attractions and cafes en-route. Take in interconnected routes around Grasmere, the Langdale Valley and Windermere’s western shore to name just three. If you’re a mountain biker, you’ll love the Lakes. Challenge yourself on England’s highest peaks; with endless miles of countryside, you can journey for days barely touching tarmac.

The Hadrian’s Wall Cycleway, stretching from the west coast along the frontier of the Roman Empire, is one of the definitive long-distance routes. Then there’s the recently opened Bay Cycle Way, which offers many traffic-free sections and the chance to explore some distinctive culture, wildlife and food completely at your own pace. There is also the newly revitalised Lakes and Dales Loop. Taking in towering peaks, rolling green valleys and scenic coastline, this 190 mile on-road route follows the boundary of the Lake District National Park on its north, west and south sides. It completes the loop by linking the Lune and Eden Valleys to the east. What a way to explore this majestic county!

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Have your own big adventure on two wheels! Discover Morecambe Bay’s spectacular coastline on this brand new cycle route. Move along at your own pace on quieter or traffic free roads, greenways, promenades and towpaths. Explore our historic sites, visitor attractions, towns and villages. Linger a while to drink in the awesome views, witness the Bay’s abundant wildlife and sample mouthwatering local food and drink along the way.

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THE ADVENTURE CAPITAL This is nature’s ultimate outdoor playground, so get your adrenaline pumping in the Adventure Capital of the UK. Why not fly through the trees with the UK’s first aerial cargo net adventure, recently named Best Tourism Experience of the Year by VisitEngland? We’re also home to the country’s first Via Ferrata and it’s no surprise to find that the Lake District is the birthplace of rock climbing, with the chance to take on everything from gentle scrambles to astounding technical challenges. We have indoor climbing centres too and even an indoor ice wall. Get out on the water and dip into canoeing, kayaking or a rowing boat just for two. Try your hand at windsurfing on

the west coast or enjoy an altogether different experience on a sleek luxury yacht. Walk in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright, explore the Cumbria Coastal Way or follow the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. If you prefer life on two wheels, we have everything from scenic family-friendly cycling to epic off-road routes with dramatic descents. You’ll find unmissable viewpoints and beauty at every turn. The action doesn’t stop there. Horse-riding, zip trekking and bushcraft all beckon. Endless competitions and outdoor events include marathons, open water swims and cycling sportives. With two world-class mountain festivals, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Derwent Water Marina Tel: 017687 72912 Guided and self-guided walking holidays in the Lake District and on Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast walk.

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Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre boasts an inspiring backdrop with the biggest choice of activities and the best location in the Lake District for those looking to discover or develop their skills or just get on and enjoy the lake. Our enthusiastic, qualified instructors offer tuition in dinghy and keelboat sailing, canoeing, powerboating, kayaking, waterskiing and wakeboarding. With our friendly approach, use of up-to-date equipment and modern training techniques we will soon have you taking to the water safely and with confidence.

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Professional fly casting tuition in the Lake District, individuals and groups catered for, all eqiupment provided. Guided days fishing for pike and perch from one of our purpose built boats out on the beautiful English lakes. Beginners and experts welcome. Qualified, licenced and insured. CRB checked.

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Lakes and Dales Classic Car Hire A range of classic British sports cars for self-drive hire on the edge of the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Borders & Scotland. Breathtaking scenery with fantastic driving roads and routes planned to suit you. Unlimited mileage, full support given. See website for more details. Lakes and Dales Classic Car Hire Midtown Farm, Blencarn, Penrith CA10 1TX t: 01768 879091/ 07966 004285 info@lakesanddales.co.uk www.lakesanddales.co.uk

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FAMILY FRIENDLY Whether the kids are six or 60, we have some of the best family-friendly attractions around – in the most awe-inspiring landscape you’re ever likely to find. Go wild on a forest nature trail or savour a lakeside picnic. Hunt out some Roman remains or make sandcastles on the beach. With a host of low-level walking and cycling routes for all the family, buggies and wheelchairs can get around too. There is plenty to fire up your imagination whatever your interests

or abilities. Be inspired by our interactive museums and exhibitions, or bring history to life in the depths of an ancient castle. Fly through the sky on a tree top adventure or chug along on a traditional steam train. You can meet the animals too, with wild animal parks, rare breed farms and aquariums for underwater exploits. Whatever the weather, we have everything you need to keep all the family healthy, happy and entertained.

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Lots of fun activities for all the family, with 2 maize mazes in the summer holidays! Farm park is open from Easter holidays Maize mazes open july-september

Go wild at Leighton Moss nature reserve! Follow nature trails, treat yourself in our gift shop and tuck into a delicious home-cooked meal in our cafe. With fun events for all the family, why not take a walk on the wild side?

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Fun & Fitness across Cumbria swim • gym • bowl • play • race • climb • eat • drink splash • run • jump • laugh • cycle • bounce • dive train • stretch • sail • canoe • paddle • slide... Kendal Leisure Centre: 01539 729777 Ulverston Leisure Centre: 01229 584110 Windermere Outdoor Activity Centre: 01539 447183 Penrith Leisure Centre: 01768 863450 Appleby Leisure Centre: 01768 351212 Whitehaven Sports Centre: 01946 695666 Copeland Pool & Fitness Centre: 01946 696049 Copeland Bowls & Sports Centre: 01946 815100 www.northcountryleisure.org.uk Excellent Sports and Leisure for All North Country Leisure is part of the GLL  Group North Country Leisure is a registered charity No 1075009

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YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE! Welcome onboard the oldest and longest narrow gauge railway in the Lake District National Park. This was one of Wainwright's favourite journeys taking you from the coastal village of Ravenglass to within sight of England's highest mountains. • Extra savings on all day fares including 50% off a visit to our sister attraction Ullswater ‘Steamers’* • Complimentary line guide with great local offers • Children under 5 years travel FREE • Special events throughout the year include Peppa Pig and Santa • Purchase tickets online and save £s! * Terms and conditions apply

• Mountain and coastal views with fantastic walking routes • Find out about the history of the Railway in the newly refurbished Museum • Open and closed carriages for all weather options • Excellent facilities include cafes, gift shops and FREE wi-fi • Dogs welcome across the Railway • Cumbria Tourism Large Visitor Attraction award winners 2015

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Toy soldier experience is a perfect family attraction by the sea. Thousands of soldiers of all ages and nations in dramatic displays. Forts, castles, cannon, tanks, cowboys and indians, Romans, knights and much, much more

“ This is the best plase in the world ” Young Milly in our visitors’ book

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Cumbria Tourism Awards Award Winning Attraction!

A Very Different Day Out

3 floors of stunning sets & plenty of surprises. 016973 31246

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YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have been sailing on England’s most beautiful lake for over 150 years and operate one of the largest heritage fleets in the world. Today, our vessels provide idyllic views of the surrounding mountains and fells, connecting you to some of the most famous and spectacular walking routes in the Lake District National Park. • Extra savings on all day fares including 50% off a visit to our sister attraction Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway* • Complimentary lake guide with great local offers • Children under 5 years travel FREE • Special events throughout the year include Santa and Fish Suppers • Purchase tickets online and save £s! * Terms and conditions apply

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Mountain views and wildlife watching Spectacular and famous walking routes connected to our piers Open and closed canopies for all weather options Excellent facilities on board and at the pier houses including gift shops and FREE wi-fi • Dogs welcome for just a pound • World Responsible Tourism award winners 2015

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RE-OPENING JUNE 2016

Great Value For The Whole Family! Relaxation, fun & excitement in one place, all you need to make your day out one to remember! Heated swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, ten pinbowling, family entertainment, adult cabaret, wifi, Sky Sports & BT Sport.

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The New Roxy cinema, Brogden Street Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7AH www.laurel-and-hardy.co.uk 01229 582292

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Sea More Lakes for less Great savings on all tickets

Further discounts available on-line

Over 10 talks daily

Special 2016 prices

Adult £6.95 Child £4.95 Family 2+2 £19.95 Further family tickets available

Find us on the southern shores of Lake Windermere at Lakeside, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS. Junction 36 on the M6

GET UP CLOSE AND INTERACT WITH OUR WILDLIFE

Call 015395 30153 or visit lakesaquarium.co.uk

“A great day out– whatever the weather!”

Established in 1973 The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway is a family run business in the heart of the Lake District. Operating daily from April to November, carefully maintained steam locomotives haul traditional carriages along 3.5 miles of former ‘Furness Railway’ branch line from the Victorian Station at Haverthwaite to Lakeside at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. From Lakeside, connections are available with Windermere Lake Cruises to Bowness or Ambleside. Haverthwaite Station Restaurant proudly serves a selection of homemade meals, cakes, snacks and our famous homemade giant fruit scones. Haverthwaite Station is home to the line’s collection of lovingly restored steam and diesel locomotives, which visitors can view in ‘The Engine Shed’. The Station Gift Shop boasts an array of gifts, books and souvenirs and The Woodland Adventure Play Area with climbing structures, nets and slides is sure to provide endless enjoyment for every child!

www.lakesiderailway.co.uk

For Bookings please call 015395 31594 or email info@lakesiderailway.co.uk

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CULTURE & HERITAGE Tales of power, intrigue and passion run through the foundations of our historic houses, ancient castles and rambling ruins. From gothic masterpieces to Elizabethan mansions and medieval churches, see history brought to life as you immerse yourself in our finest historic sites and museums. The Romans made their mark too and you can delve into the past on Hadrian’s Wall. Follow this UNESCO World Heritage Site from the coastal defences at Ravenglass to Bowness-on-Solway and the turreted forts of Carlisle and beyond. Travel back further still to explore the mysterious stone circles and prehistoric relics scattered across the county.

There’s no doubt our dramatic peaks, lakes and landscapes have been providing creative inspiration for generations and there are scores of cultural experiences and events to fill a lifetime of visits. From artworks up mountains and deep in forests, to intimate music venues and outdoor stages, you can see and feel our creative spirit for miles around. Lakes Ignite 2016 is our celebration of the landscape inspiring innovative contemporary art, all tied up with the Lake District’s bid for World Heritage Status as a ‘cultural landscape’. A varied programme of events throughout the year will appeal to people from all walks of life.

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Brantwood, Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD WRS - Architectural Antiques - A fabulous collection for homeTelephone: & garden 015394 41396 enquiries@brantwood.org.uk THE GALLERY - A beautiful array of arts & crafts www.brantwood.org.uk Telephone: 015394 41396 HARRY’S CAFE BAR - Open every day www.brantwood.org.uk serving an exciting menu of freshly produced food

Discover one of Lakeland’s best kept secrets. The Ruskin Museum offers stories that touch your heart & make your imagination soar. Meet Coniston’s iconic blue-eyed heroes: John Ruskin, the great Victorian painter and pundit on art, architecture and moral values, who wanted to change society,and legendary 1950s/60s Speed Ace Donald Campbell. Marvel at Bluebird K7’s seven World Water Speed Records. Explore the heart of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows & Amazons country: lake, woods, sheep, fells, slate quarries & coppermines. Yewdale Road, Coniston, LA21 8DU

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Holker Hall, near Grange-over-Sands is the much loved home of the Cavendish family. There are no ropes or barriers therefore visitors can wander at their leisure. The Hall is nestled amongst 25 acres of beautiful gardens, meadows, woodlands and deer park. The Courtyard Café offers fresh local food and wonderful homemade cakes. The Food Hall stocks the Estate’s own meats, cheeses and cakes as well as the best local produce. Special events throughout the year including The Holker Garden Festival, 3rd – 5th June. A three-day summer spectacular showcasing the very best of gardening, countryside, food and crafts and Holker Chilli Fest, 10th & 11th September. Open Wednesday – Sunday from 20th March to 30th October (and Bank Holiday Mondays)

Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PL T: 015395 58328 · www.holker.co.uk · E: info@holker.co.uk

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To find out what’s on and to book tickets visit: www.oldlaundrytheatre.co.uk or call 08445 040604

The Old Laundry Theatre is situated in Bowness-on-Windermere and hosts a lively annual autumn season of theatre, music, spoken word, comedy folk and film in an intimate setting with an enviable line up of internationally renowned artists. The theatre was opened by Patron Sir Alan Ayckbourn in 1992, and its trustees include Paul Allen, Peter James, Alan Rickman, Griff Rhys Jones & Victoria Wood.

A beautiful house which has been in the family since 1605 with fine collections of furniture, portraits, tapestries and ceramics. The Walled Garden, built in the 1730’s is a wonderful setting for herbaceous plants, roses and trained fruit trees. Topiary Terraces lead to the Wildflower Meadow, Lake, Cascade and Woodland Walk.

Opening Times House: 11.30am - 4pm Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and

Bank Holiday Mondays, 23 Mar – 10 Apr & 27 Apr – 2 Oct Gardens: 10am - 5pm daily except Saturdays, 20 Mar – 30 Oct

Groups welcome by arrangement

Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith CA11 9TH

6 miles north west of Penrith, 2 miles from M6 Jct 41 on B5305

017684 84449 | info@hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk

www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum Enjoy a guided tour of Dove Cottage, Wordsworth's first family home. Explore an exhibition all about Wordsworth's life, his friends and his work. Special exhibitions change up to three time a year and cover art, travel and local history.

TULLIE HOUSE MUSEUM

A programme of family activities, talks, workshops and poetry readings takes place year round.

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Open daily (closed January). Check our website for opening hours.

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FREE admission for 18s and under*

www.tulliehouse.co.uk Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP Tel: 01228 618718 *When accompanied by a paying adult.

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Offering the best in seasonal produce, with beef and lamb from our family farm.

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EVENTS IN CUMBRIA 2016 JANUARY Sun 17 North Westmorland Arts - Flute, Violin & Piano at Appleby Public Hall Sat 30 - Sun 31 The Big Sleep 2016 at Low Wood Bay FEBRUARY Sat 6 & Sun 7 Big Chill Swim at Low Wood Bay Sun 14 Guided Beatrix Potter Walk – Love of a lifetime at Hill Top Mon 22 - Mon 13 National Gardens Scheme Snowdrop Festival at Swarthmoor Hall Thu 25 – Sun 28 Keswick Film Festival Fri 26 - Sun 28 Askham Hall Classical Music Festival MARCH Fri 4 – Sun 13 Fri 4 – Sun 6 Sat 12 – Sun 13 Sat 12 - Sun 13 Fri 18 – Sun 20 Sat 19 - Sun 20 Sun 20

Words by the Water literary festival at Theatre by the Lake National Trust Book Festival at Wray Castle. Celebrating Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary Kendal Food Festival Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2016 at Rheged Bowness Bay Blues Festival World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival at Dalemain National Gardens Scheme Wordsworth’s Daffodil Legacy

APRIL Wed 6 Sat 9 Sat 30 – Sun 22 May

Giselle Live From The Royal Ballet at Rheged Where is Peter Rabbit? The Treasure Trail at World of Beatrix Potter Attraction Lakes Ignite

MAY Thur 12 – Sun15 Thur 19 – Sun 22 Sun 22 Fri 27 – Sat 28 Sat 28 - Sun 29 Sun 29- Tue 31

Keswick Jazz Festival Keswick Mountain Festival Brathay Windermere Marathon Ireby Festival Taste Cumbria Ulverston Muncaster Festival at Muncaster Castle

JUNE Thur 2 – Wed 9 Appleby Horse Fair Fri 3 – Sun 5 Holker Garden Festival at Holker Hall Sat 4 National Trust Grasmere Gallop Fri 10 – Sun 12 Great North Swim at Low Wood Bay Sat 11 Cumberland Show Mon 27 Jun - Sun 4 Sept Where is Peter Rabbit? The Beatrix Potter Musical Adventure at The Old Laundry Theatre

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JULY Thur 7 Sat 23 Thur 28 Thur 28 – Sun 31 Fri 29 – Sun 31 Sat 30 – Sun 31 Sat 30 - Fri 12

Canterbury Tales open-air theatre, Talkin Tarn Country Park Penrith Agricultural Show Beatrix’s birthday picnic in the garden at Wordsworth House and Garden Kendal Calling Maryport Blues Festival Cumbria Steam Gathering Lake District Summer Music Festival

AUGUST Wed 3 Cartmel Show Fri 5 – Sun 7 Potfest in the Pens Tue 9 Lunesdale Agricultural Show Sat 13 – Sun 14 Lowther Show Thur 18 Gulliver’s Travels open-air theatre, Talkin Tarn Country Park Sat 20 - Mon 29 Carlisle Pageant Fri 26 – Sun 28 Solfest Sun 28 Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show SEPTEMBER Sun 4 Helvellyn Triathlon Thur 8 Westmorland County Show Sat 10- Sun 25 C-Art Open Studios Fri 16 - Sat 17 World Gurning Championships and Egremont Crab Fair Sat 24 - Sun 25 Taste Cumbria Cockermouth OCTOBER Sat 1 – Sun 2 Sun 9 Fri 14- Sun 16 Fri 28 – Sat 29

Peppa Pig at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Apple Day 2016 at Acorn Bank Lakes International Comic Art Festival Ghost Trains at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

NOVEMBER Sat 5 Fireshow, Bitts Park Thur 17 - Sun 20 Kendal Mountain Festival Sat 26 – Sun 27 Ulverston Dickensian Festival DECEMBER Thur 1 – Sat 24 Sat 3 - Thur 22

Keswick Live Advent Santa Express and Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

For more information on these and other events across the county throughout the year please visit Golakes.co.uk/events

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TASTE CUMBRIA Tantalise the taste buds with mouth-watering menus from a landscape rich in world-class produce. From Michelinstarred restaurants to award-winning pubs, Cumbria has an array of culinary gems to savour.

For a real gastro getaway, head to Cartmel. Famed for its sticky toffee pudding, this picturesque village has culinary hotspots to suit every budget and is even home to the country’s number one restaurant!

By day, relish a light lunch at a traditional tearoom or enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea at an idyllic lakeside hotel. By night, tuck into some home-cooked favourites at a cosy country inn or sample a spot of fine dining.

If you’re still itching for inspiration, get some top tips at a local cookery school run by one of our many professional chefs. Or why not try out some beer pairing? Don’t forget Cumbria is home to dozens of breweries specialising in craft beers and traditional ales you won’t find anywhere else.

The Lake District’s iconic Herdwick meat is a particular favourite, but don’t forget our artisan breads and delectable cheeses. That’s not to mention traditional, hand-made chutneys, jams, puddings and gingerbread. Celebrate a fusion of tastes and textures at regular farmers markets across the county.

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Whether you fancy sweet or savoury, there are food and drink festivals aplenty. Taste Cumbria is a must, with many more perennial favourites like the Great Northern Cheese Festival and The Lakes Chilli Fest packed with foodie delights.


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Keswick Brewing Company The Old Brewery, Brewery Lane, Keswick CA12 5BY T: 017687 80700

Sarah Nelson’s

Grasmere Gingerbread®

Come and enjoy a Brewery Tour or visit our shop and find out more about us and the beers we make.

Quite simply the Best Gingerbread in the world!

ANYONE journeying through the Lake District should find time to stop off at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Nestling beside St Oswald’s Churchyard, Grasmere, it was here in 1854 that Victorian cook Sarah Nelson perfected her unique delicacy that is now celebrated all over the world. Still made fresh every day from her exact same recipe, spicy-sweet Grasmere Gingerbread® is a deliciously chewy cross between a biscuit and a cake and proudly celebrated as a Great British Food.

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You can only buy Grasmere Gingerbread® from The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop or via its online shop. We also stock award-winning Cumberland Rum Butter and a host of unusual ginger-flavoured foodstuffs and ginger-themed gifts, many made in Cumbria.

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The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse Set in the ancient beauty of the Gilpin Valley, with 72 acres of private woodland and a beautiful tarn, this traditional Inn has a long earned reputation for a warm welcome, 34 individual bedrooms, classic British cuisine, onsite smokehouse and microbrewery.

Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse

Over 150 of the finest international single malt whiskies and a range of traditional ales, including some produced in our brewhouse. Take a stroll around the woods with a history and nature trail map; Find out how to hot or cold smoke; Join a whisky club night or ask for a chat with the master brewer. So whether it s the food, an exciting event, the woods and surrounding countryside, the added activities or the ambience and character of the Inn that inspires you, come along and enjoy a great real Lakeland experience at The Wild Boar.

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Gillam’s, 64 Market Street, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7LT 01229 587564 www.gillams-tearoom.co.uk Tuesday to Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm. Monday Monthly special evenings and other events throughout the year.

3 times winner of the Award of Excellence from Tea Guild of the United Kingdom

Enjoy a varied menu of tasty home-cooked meals at The Copper Kettle, Kirkby Lonsdale. All meals are prepared by resident proprietor Peter Gamble, ACF. Home-made meals served from 12 noon until 9pm Accommodation available. Proprietors Peter and Pamela Gamble – now in our 37th year at The Copper Kettle.

Reg charity 205846

Photos ©Sammie Strickland

The Copper Kettle 3-5 Market Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria LA6 2AU Tel: 015242 71714 Email: gamble_p@btconnect.com

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In the shadow of Sizergh Castle and designed to give you a taste of its history and treasures, our contemporary café serves lunches and afternoon tea made with seasonal produce grown in our kitchen garden.

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LOCAL PRODUCE SINCE 1914

ENJOY CUMBRIAN PRODUCE AT ITS BEST AT CRANSTONS FOOD HALLS Visit our flagship Cumbrian Food Hall in Penrith (just 2 minutes from Jct 40, M6) or our Food Hall at Orton Grange Farm (4 miles west of Carlisle on the A595). Ample free parking · On-site cafés · Cranstons renowned sausages, bacon & pies · A whole host of local produce from over 40 suppliers

Sizergh, Nr Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8DZ

Cranstons also have shops in Carlisle, Brampton, Penrith town centre and Hexham.

www. nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh

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YEAR OF THE ENGLISH GARDEN 2016 is officially VisitEngland’s Year of the English Garden. So what better excuse to explore the vast array of horticultural gems on offer in the Lake District, Cumbria. Our glorious gardens and grand designs come in all shapes and sizes. From the sprawling grounds of historic castles and majestic stately homes to compact spaces carefully cultivated over hundreds of years. Gaze in awe at worldclass topiary gardens, meander around medieval deer parks and

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enjoy a blaze of colour as a flurry of fragrant flowers burst into life. Here, landscape and culture are intertwined like nowhere else. Our gardens celebrate the legacy of renowned artists, writers and social thinkers. So follow in the footsteps of Wordsworth and Ruskin for a sensory experience set against towering peaks, rolling countryside and dramatic lakeside locations. For a more in-depth look at our immense horticultural heritage, keep an eye out for exclusive group tours with dedicated guides.


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Holehird Gardens

A Lakeland garden for all seasons

Holehird Gardens covers 17 acres of fellside with stunning views over Windermere to the Langdale Pikes and beyond. A beautiful, tranquil, haven at any time of the year. Open dawn to dusk, 365 days a year Holehird-grown plants for sale Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP 1 mile from Windermere on the A592 www.holehirdgardens.org.uk

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GARDENING AND GIVING SINCE 1927

SEARCHING FOR A GREAT DAY OUT?

Visit an NGS Garden - with plants to buy and cake to eat. 100 gardens will open across Cumbria in 2016 in support of the National Gardens Scheme. Mainly private gardens – large & small - whose owners want to share their garden and gardening experience with others. The NGS is the largest individual funder for McMillan Cancer Support - £15m Marie Curie Cancer Care – £7m Carers Trust - £2m Hospice UK - £3m QNI - 3m Information on garden openings can be found In the NGS Cumbria County Leaflet On the NGS website: ngs.org.uk

Kirklinton Hall and Gardens are open for picnics, walks or just a jolly good rest! Come and see us between 12pm and 5pm weekdays and Sundays between 1st April and 30th September 2016. Saturdays are for public and private events. See website for event details. Refreshments are available, including tea,coffee, Taste of Eden Ice Cream, soft drinks and homemade cakes. Kirklinton Hall and Gardens, Kirklinton, Carlisle, CA6 6BB | 016977 48850 www.kirklintonhall.co.uk | info@kirklintonhall.co.uk

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Visitors to the Lake District should not miss a wonderful day out at Levens Hall, the Elizabethan home of the Bagot family. The magnificent award-winning topiary gardens, designed by Guillaume Beaumont, are the only surviving example from the 17th Century.

exploring gardens Roll out your picnic rug at Allan Bank; admire the borders in full bloom and the vibrant autumn colours in the rock garden at Sizergh; relax in the garden that inspired a poet at Wordsworth House, or taste a fruit scone with homemade damson jam while you enjoy the spring flowers at Acorn Bank. Sizergh, near Kendal Rich gardens with herbaceous borders and a delightful kitchen garden. Wordsworth House & Garden, Cockermouth Delightful kitchen garden with heritage varieties of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby A collection of over 250 medicinal and culinary herbs, traditional varieties of vegetables and fruit orchard.

Members and under 5s go free! Open Sunday to Thursday 17 April to 6 October 2016 Gardens, Tea Room, Gift Shop & Plant Centre 10am – 5pm House 12 noon – 4pm (Free parking & entry to Tea Room, Gift Shop & Plant Centre)

www.levenshall.co.uk Tel: 015395 60321 Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD (5 mins from J36 of the M6)

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BEATRIX POTTER’S BIRTHDAY The stories of renowned author Beatrix Potter are synonymous with the Lake District and 2016 marks exactly 150 years since her birth. With millions of books sold around the world, it’s the perfect time to explore the landscape at the heart of this literary phenomenon. As a landowner, farmer and campaigner, Beatrix was passionate about conserving this beautiful place for generations to come – just take a visit to her spiritual home and you’ll soon see why.

With events ranging from themed walks and storytelling sessions to special exhibitions and showcase tours, there are plenty of ways to celebrate throughout the year. The National Trust is even holding a series of Beatrix Birthday Picnics on 28 July. So hop along to some of the picturesque rural locations that inspired her best-loved characters and illustrations. Beatrix Potter fell in love with the Lakes, now you can too.

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2016 is a special year! There’s always lots to see and do at The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction, but why not join us in this special celebratory year for one of our exciting events including Tea with Peter Rabbit and an Easter Trail eggstravaganza. For summer 2016 be the first to see the world premiere of our brand new summer stage show. Fantastic ticket deals available!

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Help us celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary From the first-ever National Trust book festival to guided walks through Beatrix Potter’s beloved Lake District countryside, 2016 will be a year to remember. With displays of her original artwork and celebratory birthday picnics, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Realism and Romance: Beatrix Potter, a life inspired by nature Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead 13 February to 30 October

The Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden sits within the beautiful Lingholm Estate on Derwentwater. The stunning new cafe and shop looks down onto a reinstated octagonal walled garden built in a Victorian style using reclaimed materials. KITCHEN

Breakfast - Lunch - Afternoon Tea Offering delicious locally sourced foods, home baked breads & cakes, real barista coffee and an extensive range of teas. SHOP

Gifts - Arts - Pottery - Homeware - Toys - Cards Something different with Cumbrian Artisan products and a blend of modern and classic. WALLED GARDEN Lingholm has a strong connection with Beatrix Potter who spent many holidays on the estate and credited the Lingholm Kitchen Garden as her original inspiration for Mr McGregor’s Garden in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. How to find us

Open 9am - 6pm

By foot - Just off the Catbells Free Parking for visitors path, 10 minutes from Portinscale Free entry to Walled Garden By car - Half a mile south of www.thelingholmestate.co.uk Portinscale village on the Tel: 017687 7 4238 Grange Road.

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Explore Beatrix’s lifelong passion for the natural world, how it inspired her artwork and led to the protection of her beloved Lake District.

Two Bad Mice: Mischief in Beatrix Potter’s tales Wordsworth House & Garden, Cockermouth 12 March to 30 June Revisit the magic of childhood with Beatrix’s best-loved characters. Enjoy her dark humour and the glorious chaos of naughty mice and curious kittens breaking the rules.

Hill Top showcase tours This is your opportunity for an exclusive tour of the house and chance to get up close to items from our collection and understand how a little 21st century magic protects them. Followed by time to browse the shop with a complimentary glass of wine.

Call Hill Top on 015394 36269 to book. Find out more about how you can get involved in our plans for 2016: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/thelakes Facebook.com/NTNorthWest @NT_NorthWest The National Trust is a registered charity number 205846.

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CUMBRIAN RETAIL THERAPY No visit to the Lake We have our fair share of District, Cumbria, would modern retail parks and be complete without high street stores too. some seriously special National brands stand and quirky souvenirs to alongside traditional take away. We certainly family-run businesses have a treasure trove in the shopping malls CRANSTON’S FINE FOOD HALL, PENRITH of unique shopping of Carlisle, Kendal and experiences… Barrow. Our ancient market towns exude olde worlde charm and there are independent retailers galore in the likes of Ulverston, Cockermouth and Kirkby Lonsdale. From creative kitchenware and ceramics to stunning jewellery, glassware and knitwear, you’re sure to find a range of unique momentos you won’t spot anywhere else. Don’t miss Windermere and Grasmere for some glorious gifts and café culture.

Foodie delicacies are always close at hand, with regular farmers’ markets providing local, seasonal fayre, and the variety of outdoor clothing is immense. Other distinctly Cumbrian treats range from atmospheric landscape paintings to household accessories carved from authentic Lake District slate. Whatever your choice, service and quality come as standard.

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keeping cool with hot trends Shopping in the Lanes ….relax in comfortable surroundings, enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat. For a perfect day out, Carlisle is a beautiful pedestrianised Cathedral city. It’s an easy journey just off the M6 with easy train and bus links.

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ONLY 3 MILES FROM ULLSWATER, 11/2 Miles from M6 - Junction 40

A unique shopping experience A family run business for twenty years, located in the heart of the Lake District. Originally starting off as alpaca specialists, we now stock other natural fibres such as pima cotton and sheep’s wool. We also stock the premium casual wear brand BRAX, specialising in high quality clothing, trousers and jeans. > Clothing > Baby Clothes > Handbags > Jewellery > Slippers > Socks

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Farm Shop Tea Room & Crafts

There really is something for everyone… We have a small tea room serving teas and coffee, along with delicious fresh scones and cakes made by our very own in-house baker.

Large FREE Car Park Open: Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm. Closed Sunday.

The Alpaca Clothing Co. The Alpaca Centre, Snuff Mill Lane, Stainton, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0ES. Telephone: 01768 891440

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Low Sizergh Barn, Sizergh, Kendal LA8 8AE www.lowsizerghbarn.co.uk 015395 60426

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Since 1958 generations of families have been coming to George Fisher, located in the heart of Keswick, to prepare themselves for outdoor adventure. Five floors showcase the very best outdoor gear and equipment needed to face the Lake District’s often inclement weather! And whatever Mother Nature is up to, our enthusiastic staff are on hand with a welcoming smile and expert advice. Shopping done, head to Abraham’s Café on the top floor for a refreshing beverage and a tasty treat, while you plan your next adventure.

www.georgefisher.co.uk 2 Borrowdale Road, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5DA | 017687 72178

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BE LOOKED AFTER HOTELS, B&Bs & GUEST HOUSES

From romantic retreats to coastal getaways, smart city living to luxury lakeside views, you can indulge yourself with superior service and warm Cumbrian hospitality aplenty. Whether it’s a midweek getaway or a summer staycation, you’ll find the perfect package for every occasion. Our awardwinning pubs and cosy country inns need no introduction. Step inside a B&B brimming with history or a traditional guesthouse with simplicity and style. A home-cooked breakfast

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is sure to set you up for whatever the day holds. Looking for a country house hotel oozing with style and elegance? No problem. From small independents to gothic greats, the choices are endless. There are plenty of sumptuous spa facilities on offer too, ranging from a spot of pampering in a heated woodland pool to an energetic work out in the hotel gym. There’s no shortage of family-friendly options and four-legged friends needn’t miss out either; if you’re a dog lover, you’ll be spoilt for choice.


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Orchard Cottage

Centrally situated in Coniston village an ideal base to explore the area. Excellent accommodation with three attractive en-suite rooms. All have TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Free wi-fi access, guest lounge, separate dining room. All rooms are on ground level. Private parking. Contact for brochure, visit our website for availabilty and online bookings Orchard Cottage,18 Yewdale Road, Coniston LA21 8DU

Tel 015394 41319 www.orchardcottageconiston.co.uk enquiries@orchardcottageconiston.co.uk

Fair Rigg Guest House

BOWFELL COTTAGE Beautifully situated one mile south of Bowness off A5074 in peaceful evergreen gardens within a sylvan setting. Specialising in comfortable accommodation. Good home cooking in true Lakeland tradition. Ample parking. Bowfell Cottage Middle Entrance Drive, Storrs Park Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JY Tel 015394 44835 www.bowfell-cottage.co.uk E-mail annetomlinson45@btinternet.com

BOOK NOW www.lindeth-howe.co.uk hotel@lindeth-howe.co.uk 015394 45759

GUEST HOUSE

Enjoying fine views of the lake and fells, and in a rural setting on outskirts of Bowness, just 400 yards from lakeshore, this Victorian guest house offers stylish accommodation of an exceptionally high standard. Comfort, relaxation and friendly service in homely surroundings

Fair Rigg Guest House, Ferry View, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JB Tel 015394 43941 www.fairrigg.co.uk E-mail stay@fairrigg.co.uk

Clare House GRANGE•OVER•SANDS•CUMBRIA

Relax in a peaceful location with stunning views over Lake Windermere and the fells beyond Award-winning cuisine in our candlelit dining room

In the Read family since 1969

35 beautiful bedrooms, cosy lounges & well stocked bar.

The Read family offer a haven of tranquillity in which to relax and enjoy the unhurried charm of this lovely area. In its own grounds, Clare House overlooks the special beauty of Morecambe Bay.

In-house leisure facilities & treatment room Fantastic Christmas & New Year Packages

Park Road, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7HQ Tel 015395 33026 www.clarehousehotel.co.uk E-mail info@clarehousehotel.co.uk

Non residents welcome

Greystones Greystones Guest House in Keswick enjoys an enviable, quiet location, with splendid views of the surrounding mountains, yet is only a few minutes walk from Keswick town centre with its many shops, cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs. Quality assured accommodation. Extensive breakfast menu. Safe storage for cycles. Drying room. Private parking. Ambleside Road, Keswick CA12 4DP | Tel/Fax 017687 73108 www.greystoneskeswick.co.uk | info@greystoneskeswick.co.uk

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Clifton House

Park Beck Guest House A beautiful detached Lakeland stone guest house, quietly situated close to all amenities. Eight ensuite bedrooms with TV, tea/coffee and friendly personal service. Private parking. Free Wi-Fi and non-smoking. Park Beck, 3 Park Road, Windermere LA23 2AW Tel: 015394 44025 www.parkbeck.co.uk E-mail: parkbeck@btinternet.com

Dalegarth House, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5RQ Tel: 017687 72817 w. www.dalegarth-house.co.uk e: allerdalechef@aol.com

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Windermere LA23 2AH Tel 015394 44968 www.cliftonhse.co.uk E-mail info@cliftonhse.co.uk

A stunning grade I listed Pele Tower dating back to the 13th century, Askham Hall has recently been transformed from a stately family home into a stylish and contemporary luxury retreat. Each bedroom is totally unique and individually named. A restaurant, gardens, spa with pool, café , wedding barn & pavilion are also available.

www.askhamhall.co.uk Dalegarth House is a family run guesthouse overlooking Derwentwater, in the quiet village of Portinscale just a mile from Keswick. Evening meals are available in the lake view dining room using locally sourced ingredients carefully prepared by the chef proprietor. The property has ten tastefully decorated ensuite rooms, most with lake or fell views, a licensed bar with views of Derwentwater and free wi-fi. Free car parking.

Clifton House is in a quiet location near Windermere village. We offer a warm friendly welcome, with clean, fresh rooms and an excellent breakfast. We are completely non-smoking. Clifton House, 28 Ellerthwaite Road,

enquiries@askhamhall.co.uk Tel: 01931 712350

Number of bedrooms: 15 B&B: £150-£320 (per room per night) Parking: Free | Pets: Yes (dogs allowed

in bedrooms & reception areas but not on furniture or in restaurant)

Disabled access: Not in house Open: All year except for Christmas, Jan and early Feb (except for groups).

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Cranford House

Lindisfarne House Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Keswick on Derwentwater

www.lindisfarne-keswick.co.uk We offer en-suite accommodation and standard rooms, all of which have colour TVs, hospitality trays and are centrally heated for your comfort. Our bedrooms are comfortably furnished and offer a generous breakfast. We also provide vegetarian meals and can cater for any other dietary needs. 21 Church Street, Keswick, CA12 4DX 01768 773218 info@lindisfarne-keswick.co.uk

A relaxing Victorian town house, peaceful, comfortable and uncluttered, aimed at walkers, cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts. Weather updates, secure bike store and advice on local walks/cycle routes. Only 5 minutes from the town centre. 18 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DG Tel 017687 71017 www.cranfordhouse.co.uk E-mail carol@cranfordhouse.co.uk

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A private 4* hidden gem for those seeking comfort, luxury and award-winning Lakeland cuisine. • Warm, contemporary bedrooms

Lorraine and Jim Lloyd

B&B. Quiet town location close to amenities. Comfortable well appointed, en-suite, clean rooms. Family, double, twin and single options. Ground floor room. Delicious breakfast choices. Large car park. Excellent friendly service. Wi-Fi. Special 3/7 day breaks. Free fishing permits. No children under 5.

• Restaurant with panoramic views • Large summer garden & Cosy winter log fires • Peace & Quiet Come As Standard Offering a warm welcome and highly personal service, this is a perfect base to explore the fells and many other attractions of the Lake District.

Brookside, Lake Road, Windermere Cumbria LA23 2BX Tel: 015394 43314 stay@mylnebridgehouse.co.uk www.mylnebridgehouse.co.uk

Grange-in-Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5UQ | 017687 77204 hotel@borrowdale-gates.com | www.borrowdale-gates.com

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Fisherbeck Ambleside

14 stylish bedrooms, lake views, elegant lounges with log fires, licensed guest bar, and 7 acres of magnificent gardens with sun terrace and private lake. Delicious breakfast menu, Morning coffee, light lunches, afternoon tea. Home made soups and assorted platters are available by pre order in the evenings.

Lindeth Fell, Lyth Valley Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JP

Tel: 015394 43286 www.lindethfell.co.uk

015394 33215 An award winning 18 bedroom property in Ambleside close to shops, fells & lake. An award winning 18 bedroom l Parking property in Ambleside close to l WiFi l Also 3 fabulous shops, fells & lake. holiday homes l Phone for special offers Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0DH | Tel: 015394 33215 email@fisherbeckhotel.co.uk | www.fisherbeckhotel.co.uk Visit Britain 4

Guest Accommodation Gold Award

7 en-suite rooms Free car parking Free WiFi -

Offering laid-back luxury escapes in the middle of the Lake District, this town centre hotel has 34 modern bedrooms, a chic cocktail bar and AA rosette award-winning Brossen Steakhouse.

Inn on the Square, Market Square, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5JF 0800 840 1247 | www.innonthesquare.co.uk E-mail: innonthesquare@lakedistricthotels.net GOLAKES.CO.UK

Secure bike storage Guest lounge & bar On the C2C cycle route Heated drying room Dogs welcome Troutbeck, Nr. Keswick, CA11 OSY Tel: 017687 79220 www.laneheadfarm.co.uk

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All Seasons Bed and Breakfast & All Seasons Rest (room only)

The Kings Arms Hotel Freehouse

8 en-suite bedrooms all individual in style and colour. - All Seasons Rest Pet friendly - Family rooms available

Situated in the centre of the historic village of Hawkshead, this 500 year old inn offers you a very warm welcome whatever the time of year.

- Relaxing and peaceful environment - All the rooms have a refreshment tray, TV with DVD player & hairdryer

• Delicious home cooked meals served 12 – 2.30 & 6 – 9.30 daily • Award winning real ales and extensive selection of malt whiskies • Bed and breakfast accommodation • Self catering cottages • Children welcome • Pet friendly • Recommended in the Good Beer Guide 2016

- Situated in the centre of Windermere, Ideal for exploring all the highlights the lake district has to offer

www.allseasonswindermere.co.uk 3 High Street,Windermere, LA23 1AF Tel: 01539 448515

Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NZ Tel: 01539436372 www.kingsarmshawkshead.co.uk

Ambleside Salutation Hotel

Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BX 015394 32244 | www.hotelslakedistrict.com | ambleside@hotelslakedistrict.com

Central Lake District location, ideal for walking, sight seeing, relaxing. Stylish lounge bar and luxurious accommodation. Fine cuisine including Brunch to Lunch and Brasserie menu along with our award winning breakfast. State of the art leisure facilities include indoor pool, sauna, steam room, techno gym and fabulous outdoor hot tub. Oxleys Spa available for that ultimate pamper treatment. A warm Lakeland welcome awaits you.

Holmeshead is a traditional Lake District hill farm of great character offering Bed and Breakfast near Skelwith Bridge. A Superior Bed and Breakfast between Ambleside and Hawkshead. A truly idyllic spot for a short break, whether you just want some peace, enjoyable walks, to ride the fells on your mountain bike or the bridal ways with your horse. Tel: 015394 33048 Email: info@holmesheadfarm.co.uk Skelwith Fold, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0HU

Situated on the outskirts of the Lake District Market Town of Kendal, The M6 and West Coast main line provide easy access to the hotel. Stonecross Manor Hotel is privately owned and benefits from our Indulgent Luxury Pool. All Day Dining serving Lunches, Dinners, Afternoon Teas and Cream Teas, Panini’s and sandwiches. Our Function Rooms are ideal for celebrating Anniversary’s, Birthdays, Christenings and Weddings.

Stonecross Manor Hotel, Milnthorpe Road, Kendal LA9 5HP Tel: 01539 733559 info@stonecrossmanor.co.uk

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LUXURY AT THE LAKES North Lakes Hotel & Spa Stay in 4 star luxury in the Lakes - all you need for a relaxing break with spacious, cosy lounges and real log fires. Set just outside Penrith, the North Lakes is an ideal location for exploring Cumbria and the Lakes. Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8QT Tel: 01768 868111 shirehotels.com

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INN ON THE LAKE ULLSWATER Enjoying one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District, this award winning hotel is set in 15 acres of landscaped gardens leading to the shores of Ullswater. With 47 comfortable bedrooms and renowned for excellent food it is no wonder people return time and again.

Inn on the Lake, Lake Ullswater, Glenridding CA11 0PE 0800 840 1245 | www.lakedistricthotels.net/innonthelake E-mail: innonthelake@lakedistricthotels.net

Hidden from crowds and traffic and nestling against acres of woodlands, our secluded hilltop B&B offers peaceful accommodation: • Stunning lake and fell views from our rooms • 5-minute walk to Bowness centre & Lake Windermere • Free local fishing permits • Local produce served at breakfast • 1-minute stroll to Open Fell & Dales Way Brantfell Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3AE Tel: 015394 43440 Email: enquiries@blenheim-lodge.com www.blenheim-lodge.com

Charnwood Guest House

Ornate Victorian listed building. Centrally situated in quiet position within easy reach of town and lake. Spacious comfortable accommodation. Vegetarian and special diets catered for.

A cosy, comfortable and relaxed base from which you can easily access all of the Lake District.

6 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DH Tel 017687 74111 Mobile 07711 773925 E-mail sue.banister@googlemail.com

Troutbeck Inn, Troutbeck, Penrith CA11 0SJ Tel 01768 483635 www.thetroutbeckinn.co.uk info@troutbeckinn.co.uk

At Oakfold House, we have received some tremendous reviews from our guests. This October we have some great deals and special offers. Book now and you too can enjoy our friendly hospitality as part of your relaxing stay in the Lakes.

“Had a brilliant and relaxing stay”, F Murphy “Thank you for an awesome holiday!” H Bella

We have owned and managed Oakfold House since March, 2014. Our aim is to offer a friendly and hospitable service to all of our guests. If you are looking to get away we are currently offering some excellent weekend and weekday deals.

For our best rates please give us a call on 015394 43239 Originally the village blacksmith’s shop and later the

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Now reimagined for the 21st century, 1863 is more than a bar, bistro and seven elegant bedrooms; we are a family affair who enjoy getting the little things just right, welcoming guests back time and again to share in a slice of Lakeland paradise.

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Located within the heart of Grasmere is Dale Lodge, the perfect base for a stylish break away in the Lakes. Offering sumptuous bedrooms, roaring log fires, real ales in award winning CAMRA recognised Tweedies Bar plus delicious food created using only the

A unique Lake District Hotel located in the remote and unspoilt Langdale Valley

best local produce, it’s the perfect

For 300 years the Old Hotel has offered accommodation and sustenance to weary fell walkers and climbers in the midst of some of the highest mountains in England.

getaway for any country lover. Dale Lodge Hotel & Tweedies Bar, Red Bank Road, Grasmere, LA22 9SW Tel: 015394 35300 Fax: 015394 35370 enquiries@dalelodgehotel.co.uk | www.dalelodgehotel.co.uk

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Make The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel your base for a variety of outdoor adventures including mountain biking, walking and climbing. With a friendly warm welcome from the proprietors Neil and Jane Walmsley who have run this lovely old Lake District Hotel in a traditional way for the last 23 years.

The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale, Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9JY 015394 37272 www.odg.co.uk

HOLMLEA GUEST HOUSE

High quality bed and breakfast accommodation located close to Lake Windermere, catering exclusively for adults.

Perfect Location . Quality B&B Highly Recommended Lake District Bed & Breakfast, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside A traditional 17th Century Lakeland cottage with six en-suite bedrooms, which are tastefully decorated and furnished with your comfort in mind. Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside,Cumbria, LA22 0LF Tel: 01539436446

www.buckle-yeat.co.uk info@buckle-yeat.co.uk

Free Parking, WiFi, Use of nearby hotel pool, gym, sauna & steam room

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www.dentonhouseguesthouse.co.uk Hesket Newmarket, nr Caldbeck, CA7 8JG 016974 78415 | dentonhnm@aol.com

www.holmleaguesthouse.co.uk +44 (0)1539442597

Stylish sophistication and contemporary luxury which cleverly combines this beautiful traditional Lakeland building and its stunning lake shore setting with its four star boutique style. Close to Ambleside is a perfect location for exploring the Lakes: walking the fells, taking a lake cruise or simply visiting the many local shops and attractions. Waterhead and it s award winning restaurant present a bright, modern setting which creates an intimate relaxed environment, where you can enjoy the Lake District in luxury. Come and see for yourself why we are in the Top 25 UK Hotels.

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Denton House is a wonderful family run B&B guest house in the picturesque village of Hesket Newmarket, close to Caldbeck, in the Northern Fells of the Lake District National Park.

A four star family friendly resort hotel with leisure club, Watersports centre & marina located in a breathtaking Windermere lake shore setting. You can walk from the hotel on to the surrounding fells, or from the hotel's private jetty you can catch a water taxi to visit nearby Waterhead close to Ambleside. Low Wood Bay boasts an extensive leisure club, with pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium, and beauty salon, and a variety of dining experiences, making it the ideal holiday venue if you want everything close by.

0333 2203 121 englishlakes.co.uk

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Two luxurious hotels on two estates, choose which experience is for you…

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Gilpin Hotel

The perfect romantic spa hideaway Gilpin’s Spa Lodges

Gilpin Lake House

A Unique Concept in Spa Luxury In January 2016, Gilpin Hotel & Lake House launched five luxurious detached lodges at Gilpin Hotel, each cedar-clad with a king size bed, gorgeous bathroom, mood lighting, fire, electric blinds, state-of-the-art music system and a fabulously private en-suite spa… Each lodge has a convertible treatment area, outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub surrounded by a walled garden, as well as a steam room, rain maker shower, free standing oval stone bath, and wonderful views over the gardens to the Lake District moors. Offering the ultimate in pampering indulgence, guests enjoy luxurious, romantic privacy, all the while enjoying delicious drinks and delectable food. For those who would like that little bit extra, upgrade to the Spa Lodge Experience, including spa treatments and mini gift hampers filled with Gilpin’s Organic Jetty Spa products.

Executive Chef Hrishikesh Desai Following his win on BBC 2’s Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial, Gilpin is thrilled to welcome someone with Hrishikesh’s immense talent. He brings with him a wealth of experience, including Institute Paul Bocuse, Maison de Bricourt (2*), Le Château de Bagnol (1*), French Laundry (3*), and Lucknam ‘The Park’ (1*), and has won both the Roux Scholarship (2009) and the Craft Guild of Chef’s National Chef of the Year (2010).

The spirit of Gilpin is motivated by love and laughter – our guests’, and ours. We hope to welcome you to Gilpin soon. Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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4 star country Inn nestled in Gilpin Valley in the heart of the Lake District with 72 acres of private woodland and a beautiful tarn. We offer classic British menus using the best local seasonal ingredients, including some dishes smoked in our onsite smokehouse. A highly commended wine list, over 150 of the finest single malt whiskies and a range of traditional ales, including some produced in our onsite microbrewery. Oak beams, log fires and a comfortable lounge all enhance the olde world ambience, which is complemented by thirty four individually designed classic, feature and luxury bedrooms.

0333 2203 121 englishlakes.co.uk

“AN OASIS IN THE LAKES...” www.hillthwaite.com We aim to delight guests with quality accommodation, outstanding service and a friendly Hillthwaite welcome. Our hotel in Windermere with swimming pool has individually designed rooms, a comfortable public lounge, well-stocked bar, relaxing private lounge, conservatory and flagstoned terrace looking across Windermere to a striking panorama of Lakeland hills and fells. Enjoy fresh Cumbrian food in our restaurant. Or unwind in our on-site heated pool, sauna and steam room.

The Villa is just outside the pretty village of Levens, 4 miles from the bustling town of Kendal. In 14 acres of beautiful grounds, the Villa is perfectly situated as a base to explore south Lakeland. 22 lovely rooms, fitted out to 5 star standard, a converted chapel for ceremonies and smaller functions and a wonderful Pavilion in the grounds make the Villa the ideal venue for all sorts of social occasions including weddings. Tel: 01539 980980 Email: reception@thevillalevens.co.uk

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Elegant B&B Accommodation in Grasmere White Bridge, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9RQ Tel: 015394 35215 | john@raiseviewhouse.co.uk

Comfortable accommodation in a quiet, rural village just outside the Cumbrian market town of Penrith. Spacious rooms have en suite showers and are located on groundfloor level. Electric car charger. WIFI. Flat screen TVs. Tea & Coffee in room.

www.raiseviewhouse.co.uk

Award Winning Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast Stunning location on a working Lakeland Farm. Great facilities including, Free WiFi in B&B and Magnificent Views. Heated by ecofriendly biomass boiler. Ideal Lake District Location close to Ullswater and Helvellyn. Friendly welcoming Cumbrian Hospitality Assured! Deepdale Hall Farm Patterdale, Cumbria CA11 0NR

www.sunsethousebb.co.uk

Newton Reigny, Penrith CA11 0AY | 01768 895629

017684 82369 stay@deepdalehall.co.uk www.deepdalehall.co.uk

Dine with Darren Comish, bed & breakfast from £195pppn

@EdenGate is a family run guest house offering bed & breakfast accommodation just 5 minutes walk from Penrith town centre. Well-equipped rooms have all that you will need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Close to major cycle routes, the M6 and A66, @EdenGate is an ideal place to break your journey.

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5 Victoria Road, Penrith, Cumbria CA118HR Call us on: +44 (0)1768 866538 enquire@edengateguesthouse.co.uk

Stockghyll Cottage B&B Stockghyll Cottage is a lovely Lakeland stone cottage, where guests have direct and exclusive access to the lake. Stockghyll Cottage Rayrigg Road Bowness on Windermere Cumbria LA23w 1BN www.stockghyllcottage.co.uk

Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5XB T: 017687 77248 E:info@hazelbankhotel.co.uk www.hazelbankhotel.co.uk

Tel: 015394 43246

Crosslands Farm Bed and Breakfast is a typical 17th century Lakeland farmhouse set in the unspoilt Rusland Valley between Coniston Water and Windermere. It is tastefully decorated in a traditional manner. Expect a warm Cumbrian welcome and a great cooked breakfast. Phone 01229 860242 Email enquiries@crosslandsfarm.co.uk Anne & David Robinson, Crosslands Farm, Rusland, Ulverston Cumbria LA12 8JU

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César award Walking hotel of the year Hazel Bank, Rosthwaite www.goodhotelguide.com

The MacRae family and Hazel Bank welcomes you to the heart of the Borrowdale valley, Keswick, English Lake District. A magnificent country house set in 4 acres of Britain’s most beautiful countryside. Elevated above the hamlet of Rosthwaite, with commanding views of surrounding fells (including Scafell Pike and Great Gable). Built around 1840 it had Sir Hugh Walpole as a guest who used it as a fictional home for “Rogue Herries,” and birth place of “Judith Paris.” A classic country house with private woodland, bridges and beck side walk. Uniquely situated for all manner of outdoor pursuits and with easy access to Keswick and Derwentwater (Queen of the English Lakes). Whether it is an energetic day on the fells or a relaxing afternoon tea on the lawn, Hazel Bank is the perfect place to escape, relax and explore. After a hearty breakfast and a great day on the fells come back to a traditional homecooked dinner prepared using local produce by the lady of the house and Local Award winning Local Chef David Jackson. We look forward to welcoming you . . . VE AA Gold HHHHH | PPPN B & B £60.00 to £85.00 DB & B £92 to £114 WEEKLY B & B £385.00 to £560.00

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Looking after yourself has never been so good. Match the freedom to do your own thing with awesome locations where your imagination can roam free.

Throw in sleek waterside penthouses, smart townhouses and sophisticated city apartments close to the hustle and bustle, and the possibilities seem endless.

For peace and tranquility, treat yourself to a secluded hillside retreat or a romantic lodge in a wooded glade. Perhaps you’re after a characterful cottage with period features and a private garden to breath in the fresh mountain air? How about a luxury hideaway with your very own hot tub?

Group getaways range from budget-busting boltholes to stately halls fit for royalty. Set your own agenda and bring loved ones together in spacious surroundings just right for you.

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Coniston Holidays

Cottages on level residential estate within a five minute walk of Coniston village centre. Super mountain views, private garden with patio, BBQ. Fully equipped and all inclusive-facilities include Sky TV and full central heating. private parking, free wifi. Short breaks available. Sorry no pets. Contact us for a brochure, visit our website for availability and online booking. Coniston Holidays, C/O Orchard Cottage, 18 Yewdale Road, Coniston LA21 8DU t: 015394 41319 www.conistonholidays.co.uk enquiries@conistonholidays.co.uk

Swallows Return & Owls Retreat

Between Ullswater and Windermere. Scandinavian lodges on a unique, small, secluded site, nestled in a quiet corner of the Lakes.

Converted 19th Century farm buildings. Beautifully appointed character cottages, well maintained by friendly Cumbrian owners living in same hamlet. Close to coast and western Lakes. Sorry no pets. Discounts for fortnights. Discounts for senior citizens. James & Joyce Moore Moresby Hall Cottage,Moresby, Whitehaven CA28 6PJ Tel 01946 64078 | www.cottageguide.co.uk/moresby mhc.moresby@btinternet.com

Week, midweek and weekend breaks available. Ideally situated for both Helvellyn and High Street ranges. www.hartsop-fold.co.uk bookings@hartsop-fold.co.uk Telephone: 07917 784977 Patterdale, Cumbria CA11 0NZ

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Fisherbeck Ambleside

015394 33215

Premier Holiday Homes Three beautiful holiday homes in Ambleside at the heart of the English Lake District. Mill Rigg | Ralston | Woodside Cottage Tel: 015394 33215 | email@fisherbeckhotel.co.uk www.lake-district-self-catering.co.uk www.fisherbeckhotel.co.uk

High Swinklebank Farm

Longlands Farm cottage

Set in the beautiful, unspoilt Longsleddale Valley. Ideal for relaxing, walking and touring ‘the Lakes’. A barn conversion with 2 bedrooms. Cleanliness and personal attention assured. Colour brochure available.

Enjoy a traditional 17th Century oakbeamed cottage with peaceful valley views and blazing log fires. A delight for country lovers with fells and follies - streams and sheep - woods and wildlife - birds and bridges.

High Swinklebank Farm, Longsleddale, Near Kendal LA8 9BD Tel 01539 823682 olivesimpson@btinternet.com www.highswinklebank.co.uk

All our accommodation comes with everything you need from bedding to salt and pepper and are let on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday.

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We also do short breaks on a minimum of 2 nights. We have apartments/cottages that sleep 2-6 people. Whilst staying at Burnside Park you will receive a pass to use the leisure facilities at a nearby hotel.

www.burnsidepark.co.uk Tel: 015394 46624 bowness@hapimag.com The Lodge, Burnside Park, Kendal Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW

Cartmel

Longlands Farm Cottage has them all. Sleeps 6, £245-£575 p.w. Mrs V Dixon Longlands Farm, Cartmel LA11 6HJ Tel 015395 36406 www.longlandsfarmcottage.co.uk dixon@longlandsfarm.com

Thornthwaite Farm

Thornthwaite Farm, Woodland, Broughton-in-Furness LA20 6DF

Thornthwaite is a 500 acre estate situated in the unspoilt Woodland Valley, explore ancient woodlands, flower meadows, and our private fishing lake. Stay in our 4 Star Gold Award Holiday Cottages or Log Cabin with stunning views of the Lakeland fells. Ideally situated for walking, cycling or relaxing, with many walks from your cottage door. Within easy reach of the main attractions, however if you need to get away from it all and relax in a friendly atmosphere our farm is perfect.

01229 716340 info@lakedistrictcottages.co.uk www.lakedistrictcottages.co.uk

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Luxury apartments and cottages just 300 metres from Lake Windermere and Bowness village.

Traditional stone Lakeland Building; now four comfortable, well-equipped self catering holiday suites at Portinscale village on Derwentwater - 1 mile from Keswick. Ideal for walking. Central heating. Linen and towels included. Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RD 01889 5056782 | info@dhholidays-lakes.com

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DICKINSON PLACE Holiday Cottages

With a view of the Solway Firth, Scotland & the Lake District 7 Luxury holiday cottages set in a tranquil courtyard in the centre of Allonby and near the beach. This quality accommodation has been created from a once thriving village farm. The cottages can sleep between 2-6 guests and have a garden and private parking. Open all year round and welcome pets Call James or Teresa 01900 881440 | www.dickinsonplace.co.uk

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Howscales Cottages

Low Park Cottage Lowpark, Loweswater, Near Cockermouth CA13 ORU

Tel 01900 85242 www.lowpark-cottage.co.uk

A Comfortable, well equipped 18th C. cottage close to Crummock Water. Beautifully situated in a peaceful location between Buttermere and Loweswater. Many fells can be walked from the cottage. Open fire (logs and coal provided) central heating, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room, downstairs shower room and toilet. 3 bedrooms (one double, two twin) family bathroom and toilet. Good parking. Cockermouth 8 miles, Keswick 10 miles, Kirkstile Inn 10 minutes walk.

Fornside Farm Cottages

Howscales, Kirkoswald, Penrith CA10 1JG Tel 01768 898666 www.howscales.co.uk Email liz@howscales.co.uk

Shelt Gill

A comfortable and attractive holiday cottage, with views over Lake Coniston from the timbered living room.

Peaceful and delightful country cottage on

Peaceful andwith delightful country cottage a family farm large lawn, garden and on a family farm large lawn, children’s play area.with Magnificent viewsgarden over and children’s play area. hills. Magnificent Morecambe Bay and Lakeland Excellent views over Morecambe Bay and Lakeland local walks. hills. Excellent local walks.

£290 to £590 per week | Sleeps 4/5 in 2 bedrooms | Large garden A good base for walkers | Garage and other parking | Pub nearby

One double and two twin rooms. Short breaks One double andfor two twin rooms. Short available, discounts couples. £250 - £500 pw

Traditional stone barns converted to high-quality, cosy cottages on working farm. Spectacular and peaceful location. Fells on the doorstep. Farm trail, abundant wildlife. Ten minutes from Keswick. Fornside Farm Cottages Fornside Farm, St John’s in the Vale, Keswick CA12 4TS Tel 017687 79173 www.fornside.co.uk cottages@fornside.co.uk

Nestling in the Eden Valley Howscales provides traditional, well equipped cottages, set around a cobbled courtyard, surrounded by gardens and open views. The perfect place to unwind, or for the adventurous, to explore the Lakes, Pennines, Borders and Hadrian’s wall. Short breaks available and a resident owner to welcome you.

breaks available, discounts for couples. Mrs J Brocklebank Spring Bank Farm Grange over Sands, Spring Bank Cumbria Farm LA11Sands, 6HA Cumbria Grange over

LA11 6HA HHHH

HHHH Tel: 015395 32606

9 The Fairway Sheffield S10 4LX T: 0114 230 8077 www.sheltgill.co.uk /sheltgill.coniston

www.springbank-cottage.co.uk info@springbank-cottage.co.uk

Tel: 015395 32606

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Roman How

Winston Drive, Thornbarrow Road, Windermere LA23 2DG Comfortable family-friendly accommodation for up to 7 people - walkers, cyclists, groups, children, dogs - all welcome! Discounts for sole travellers, couples and young families at many times of year. Situated in Heathwaite area of Windermere, ideal for exploring the South Lakes and beyond on foot or bike, or by car. Stay for a couple of nights or a week or two and discover how much this beautiful area has to offer. tel: 01400 281057

THE HYNING ESTATE On the edge of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks

Stunningly beautiful and renovated to the highest standards, The Hyning Estate offers 7 self-catering cottages and a Courtyard/Bar with wood-fired Pizza oven. All cottages are beautifully appointed and sympathetic to their 17th Century Origins. All have wood burning stoves and are triple-glazed with Ground Source & Solar Heating. Inspired Design, the best local materials, re-use and sustainability all coalesce to create a truly outstanding holiday experience. Family groups welcome.

web: www.romanhow.com

email: jehthurston@gmail.com

Kirkstone Foot self catering holiday apartments in Ambleside are perfect as a base for your holiday in the Lake District. Set amongst 2 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds - 2 Mins from Ambleside - Flexi Bookings - On-site parking

Jan and Richard warmly welcome you to their ‘Grand Design’ – just minutes from the M6 and National Rail.

Book online at www.thehyningestate.com | Tel: 01539 824900

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Cottages Cumbria

Birslack Grange Cottage

Small family run cottage letting business based in Central Lakeland. 5 Traditional Cottages all in prime locations with open fires and wifi.

Langdale View Apartments

Enjoy wonderful panoramic views across the Lyth Valley & fells from this lovely comfortable cottage for 2. Private courtyard & garden with parking. Perfect for exploring the South Lakes & Flyde Coast or just relaxing. Short breaks available. Birslack Grange Cottage Hutton Lane, Levens, Nr Kendal LA8 8PA Tel: 015395 60989 info@birslackgrange.co.uk www.birslackgrange.co.uk

Comfortable apartments in a traditional Lakeland house. In a quiet, elevated location very close to the centre of picturesque Bowness. Near lake, steamers, shops & pubs. Private residents car park. Langdale View Apartments, 112 Craig Walk, Bowness-onWindermere LA23 3AX Tel: 07730253422 www.langdale-view.co.uk enquiries@langdale-view.co.uk

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Visit our website, email or telephone for more information. www.cottagescumbria.com E: cottagescumbria@gmail.com T: 015394 41680 M: 07780 615 359

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Lake View Holiday Apartments

Lake View is in a tranquil setting with large gardens, in Grasmere village.

Parking. Sleeps 2-4. Private footpath to lake. Free WiFi. Dogs welcome. Lots of varied walks from the door. Personally managed by owners. Winter short breaks from £120.

With over 80 Lake District cottages to choose from, there is one just for you... Cottages sleeping from 2-30. Village, Country & Mountain Cottages . Couples, Families, Groups & Weddings Hot Tubs. Wif-Fi. Log Fires. Pets Welcome For more information visit our website or call 015394 41765

Lake View Drive, Grasmere LA22 9TD Tel: 015394 35384 www.lakeview-grasmere.com E-mail: enquiries@lakeview-grasmere.com

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- Cottages in Borrowdale, nr Keswick - Wood fired hot tub

- Short breaks available year round - Glamping in our retro caravan - Walks from the door

- Stunning location and views

- Local bus past the door during the summer months

- Well tended extensive gardens and grounds

Find us on Facebook /Manesty

Youdale Knot, Manesty, Keswick, CA12 5UG T: 017687 77216 www.manesty.co.uk

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Nestled at the southern tip of Ullswater, England’s most beautiful lake, the private Estate offers eleven self-catering holiday properties. Our pine lodges, cedar chalets and stone built bothies are all situated on lawns surrounded by trees, and all enjoy stunning views of the surrounding fells. Our location is ideal for touring the entire Lake District, but for those not wanting to drive we have a plethora of wonderful walks on our doorstep. Open all year.

Self-catered accommodation Luxury apartments set in a lovinglyrestored period manor house. Perfect for weddings, corporate events, family events and as a luxury holiday retreat. Stunning scenery on the edge of Cumbria’s Lake District National Park.

Visit Britain ★ ★ ★ There’s nowhere else quite like it... Patterdale Hall Estate Glenridding Penrith Cumbria CA11 0PJ mail@patterdalehallestate.com www.patterdalehallestate.com

www.shawend.co.uk 01539 824220 Haveriggs Farm, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9EF.

017684 82308

spacious and well-equipped 3 Millbeck Cottages This three bedroom cottage forms

part of a former C. 18th fulling mill. It enjoys a quiet setting on a private drive in Millbeck, a village at the foot of Skiddaw, but only two miles from Keswick.

3 Millbeck Cottages Millbeck, Keswick CA12 4PT

DERWENT APARTMENT A spacious 2 bedroom ground floor apartment

furnished and equipped to a high standard in a small tranquil village at the edge of the National Park. Mockerkin is an excellent base to explore many different locations in the Lake District and West Coast. Derwent, Mockerkin Mews, Mockerkin Nr Cockermouth, CA13 0ST 0113 2579763

www.derwentapartmentmockerkin.co.uk

Acorn self catering consists of two holiday properties within 5 minutes walk of the town centre of Keswick, on Derwentwater in the Northern Lake District. Acorn Apartments, Acorn Street, Keswick, CA12 4DL Tel: 017684 80310 | Mob: 07816 867162

t: 01438 869286 www.flintcottagesussex.co.uk rgwatson@outlook.com

www.acornselfcatering.co.uk

LAKE DISTRICT COTTAGES. LUXURY AS STANDARD. TO REQUEST YOUR FREE BROCHURE CALL

01539 898652 WWW.LAKELOVERS.CO.UK

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Wordsworth

Barn

The Lingholm Estate is situated o the Western Shore of Derwentwater in a dramatic location surrounded by incrdible views of some of the best loved Lakeland fells. If you are looking for tranquil lakeside location with nature at your fingrtips, stunning scenery and Lakeside access then Lingholm is the perfect place for you. Central to the estate is a grand grade II listed Victorian house, built in 1870 and used as a holiday residence by Beatrix Potter during her early years in the Lake District. There is a wide choice of accomodation available, all self catered, from two bedroom apartments to a six bedroom luxury house.

The Byre - Luxury Self Catering

5 Star Gold Award Holiday Cottage

Stylish Luxury Barn Conversion sleeps 4. Superb First Floor Open Plan Living-DiningKitchen. One king size and One twin bedroom on the ground floor. Amazing Fell Views, Woodburning Stove. Visit England Gold Award .

To find out more please visit our website www thelingholmestate co.uk or call 017687 7 4238.

Deepdale Hall Farm Patterdale, Cumbria CA11 0NR

Superb stylish facilities, Sleeps 2 Stunning location in Patterdale Close to Ullswater and Helvellyn Within easy walking distance of local pubs and shops

017684 82369 stay@deepdalehall.co.uk www.deepdalehall.co.uk

Tel: 01226 761077 | Mob: 07761144427

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Barn End Flat is a converted 17th century hayloft in Beatrix Potter Lakeland. Access is by six exterior stone steps. One twin bedroom, plus sofa-bed in lounge. Log-burning stove in lounge. Views over village and fells. Walk from the door. Outgate Inn within walking distance. Coniston, Ambleside, Windermere, Tarn Hows, Wray Castle and The Drunken Duck all nearby.

4 Star Gold Award Holiday Cottage Sleeps 2-6 plus cot in 4 bedrooms (2 ensuite) plus another bathroom

Pictures, guest reviews, availability & lots more info on www.barnendflat.co.uk

Open Plan Lounge/Dining with Woodburner Farmhouse Kitchen with Aga

Contact Steve Tansey on:

Stunning location Close to Ullswater, Helvellyn, and local pubs & shops

T: 01706 638736 E: stevetansey@hotmail.com

Or at the property address: Barn End Flat, High Street,

Tel: 01226 761077 | Mob: 07761144427

Outgate Nr. Ambleside LA22 0NH

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South Lakeland Leisure Village

Luxury holiday lodges for hire Set around a picturesque lake in 43 acres of beautifully maintained grounds, South Lakeland Leisure Village is an accredited five star luxury holiday lodge development. Within easy reach of the dramatic landscape of the Lake District, the rolling Yorkshire Dales and the coastline of Morecambe Bay, we are perfectly located to discover some of the UK’s most stunning countryside. South Lakeland Leisure Village, Borwick, Carnforth, Lancs. LA6 1BH

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Short Breaks from £245 Week Breaks from £355

Facilities include: The Waters Edge Restaurant & Bar Gymnasium with fitness suites and classes Indoor heated pool & steam room Pure Essence Beauty Salon

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Quote CT2016 for a welcome pack. T&Cs apply. Thurstonfield, Carlisle www.thetranquilotter.co.uk 01228 576661

Milburn Grange Holiday Cottages

A choice of seven beautiful, well equipped holiday cottages in an easily accessible central location which is ideal for exploring either the Lake District, the Eden Valley, the North Pennines or Hadrian’s Wall. You can choose either a cosy one bedroom studio or a one, two or three bedroom cottage or organise a weekend getaway for your extended family or group of friends. We are open all year and many of our cottages are dog friendly. Seven cottages sleeping either two, four or seven guests or groups up to 28, call Russell or Debbie to plan and discuss your next holiday in Cumbria.

Prices from only: £260-£650 per week and we offer

The Lakelands is a prestigious development of self-catering holiday accommodation in the heart of the Lake District. Situated in a unique position overlooking the popular town of Ambleside, The Lakelands offers superb, unspoilt views of the town, Lakeland countryside and the fells beyond - and easy access to the many delights of the area. Popular Ambleside offers an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and friendly inns. While walkers are spoilt for choice with a number of pathways directly accessed from the town. Unwind in the resort’s on-site leisure centre after a hard day’s walking, shopping or eating.

short breaks and flexible start dates all year.

To book, contact Resort Solutions on 01858 431160 or email admin@resort-solutions.co.uk and quote LAKESCT16.

Milburn Grange, Knock, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6DR T: 017683 61867 eden@milburngrange.co.uk www.milburngrange.co.uk

For more information visit www.the-lakelands.com

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A ROOM WITH A VIEW CAMPING & CARAVANNING

Our picture-postcard panoramas are perfect for a night under the stars. Bring your own motorhome or fall asleep under the canvas. From rural campsites with adventures straight from the tent to compact camping pods, shepherds’ huts and Mongolian yurts, staying in the great outdoors is a treat at any age. Get back to basics in idyllic locations and make your budget stretch that much further.

With plenty of pitches for tourers and motorhomes, our holiday parks offer a host of leisure facilities and entertainment on tap. Static caravans offer extra home comforts in spectacular natural surroundings. What’s more, Cumbria is a year round destination, so you can even camp at Christmas and enjoy winter walking and climbing.

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Pooley Bridge

Hot tubs available | Pet friendly Glamping - Camping - Caravaning - Luxury Cottages Multi Award winning holiday park in an idyllic setting. Probably the Best campsite bar in Britain. New Hobbit Holes for hire. The Quiet Site Ullswater, Cumbria, CA11 0LS www.thequietsite.co.uk info@thequietsite.co.uk Tel: 07768 727016 OPEN ALL YEAR

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A warm and friendly welcome awaits you when you visit Hillcroft Park, Ullswater in the Northern part of The Lake District. Hillcroft Park is the perfect holiday retreat, especially for those who love the outdoor life. Just a stone’s throw away from Lake Ullswater, Hillcroft Park boasts one of the most stunning locations of any UK holiday park. Designed to meet the needs of holiday makers who appreciate the peace and tranquillity found in this part of the world, Hillcroft Park provides an ever-changing landscape that is simply breathtaking throughout the year. Hillcroft Park Pooley Bridge Ullswater CA102LT

Hillcroft gift vouchers are available to purchase from the reception.

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Scarr Head Caravans

CARAVANS Scarr Head is a small working farm at the foot of the Coniston mountains and just 2 miles South of Coniston village with three permanent, modern caravans to sleep 2 - 4 CAMPING We also have a separate area for tents and up to 5 touring caravans or camper vans Steven & Jane Halton, Scarr Head Bungalow, Torver, Nr Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8BP

015394 41576 jane.scarrhead@btinternet.com www.scarrhead.co.uk

Caravan and Camping Park

the Park with the View . . . in the heart of the Lake District

Greaves Farm Caravan Park

A friendly, family run park. Quiet rural location on Cartmel Peninsula. Ideal base for South Lakes. High quality caravan holiday homes for hire. Tourers and tents welcome. Brochure on request. Greaves Farm Caravan Park c/o Nether Edge, Field Broughton, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6HR Tel 015395 36587 www.greavesfarmcaravanpark.co.uk info@greavesfarmcaravanpark.co.uk

Whether you love the seaside or the lakes Stanwix Park is the place! Swimming pools, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, tenpin bowling, family entertainment & adult cabaret. Self catering caravans & apartments, fully serviced camping & touring pitches, NEW camping pods!

Start creating family memories here! www.stanwix.com | 016973 32666 Stanwix Park Holiday Centre, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4HH

Dandy Dinmont Caravan & Camping Park

A conveniently located country park only a few minutes from the M6 jct 44. Set in lush green countryside in a safe, peaceful and quiet setting. Most of the visitors to this peaceful retreat come as strangers and leave as friends. Now mainly adult park - children’s activities restricted.

Keswick, CA12 4TE Tel: 017687 74499 www.castlerigg.co.uk E-mail: info@castlerigg.co.uk

Fell End Holiday Park A Woodland Retreat CAMPING PODS FROM £42 PER NIGHT

TOURING PITCHES FROM £20 PER NIGHT Fell End Holiday Park is an award winning, secluded, woodland park with a modern leisure complex, including swimming pool, steam room & gym.

Seacote C A R A V A N

P A R K

With its excellent locality, Seacote Caravan Park is many people’s first choice for a touring caravan park in the Lake District and North Cumbria. Our English Tourist Board 4 Star Quality Graded park offers an opportunity to unwind and relax in beautiful surroundings so you can enjoy your ‘Get away from it all’ break without any distractions.

Fell End Holiday Park, Slackhead Road, Hale, Cumbria LA7 7BP

Hall More Holiday Park Relaxing Countryside Setting

Dandy Dinmont Caravan and Camping Park Blackford, Carlisle, CA6 4EA Tel 01228 674611 www.caravan-camping-carlisle.co.uk dandydinmont@btopenworld.com

We also offer caravan holiday homes for sale. TOURING PITCHES FROM £18 PER NIGHT

CAMPING PITCHES FROM £17 PER NIGHT Hall More Holiday Park is a peaceful retreat situated amongst 10 acres of picturesque meadow and woodland with use of facilities at nearby Fell End Holiday Park. Hall More Holiday Park & Fishery, Hale, Cumbria LA7 7BP

CAMPING PODS FROM £42 PER NIGHT

To book for Fell End or Hall More Holiday Parks please call: 01524 884759 or visit: www.pureleisuregroup.com

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Located on the outskirts of Silloth-on-Solway, in North Cumbria, your perfect holiday begins at Seacote. Skinburness Road, Silloth, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 4QJ Tel : 01697 33 11 21 Web : seacotecaravanpark.co.uk #THEPLACETOBE


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CAMPING, GLAMPING & MOTORHOME

Open all year round, with toilets, hot showers, washing up facilities and an on-site shop. We have tent pitches and motorhome stands, complete with electricity hook-ups. Wonderful walking straight from the site. For a touch of sheer, indulgent luxury, come and relax in one of our British-built Yurts or try our bell tents, for a real ‘glamping’ experience! Baystone Bank Farm, Whicham Valley, Nr Millom Cumbria LA18 5LY Tel: 01229 777 764 info@baystonebankfarm.com www.baystonebankfarm.com

GOLAKES.CO.UK

Tanglewood is a friendly, family run park on the fringes of the Lake District National Park. We are a quiet, friendly site, ideal for those relaxing, laid back holidays. Our onsite bar is now open. We have been established for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the quality of service that we provide.

Seasonal Tourers Welcome

Tel: 016973 31253 tanglewoodcaravanpark@hotmail.com

Causewayhead, Silloth-on-Solway, Cumbria, CA7 4PE

Inside Out Camping’s Yurts in Borrowdale provide you with affordable luxury in a really beautiful place. It’s the ideal place to come and stay with family or friends as you can wander by the River Derwent close to the site or walk straight out on to the fells.

07791 184271 simon@insideoutcamping.co.uk www.insideoutcamping.co.uk

Getaway and Explore the Lakes www.skelwith.com 015394 32277 info@skelwith.com Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0HX TOURING

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HOLIDAY HOMES

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HOSTELS Our great value hostels are ideal bases for families, groups and lone travellers alike. Every hostel is unique, capturing the vast variety and inspiring beauty of the Lake District, Cumbria. Great value for money, many are independent or family-run. Some offer a feast of home-cooked food, while others give you the freedom to cook up a storm in the kitchen. With unrivalled views and outdoor areas, you’ll meet other travellers from across the globe. Form new friendships and make the most of some truly informal and atmospheric surroundings.

This 24 bed 4 star self catering deluxe hostel, with ensuite rooms, is situated on Broadrayne Farm, which is nestled in the heart of the Lake District National Park and a short stroll from the idyllic village of Grasmere. Grasmere Independent Hostel, Broadrayne Farm, Grasmere, LA22 9RU T: 015394 35055 www.grasmerehostel.co.uk dave@grasmerehostel.co.uk

Elterwater Hostel is situated in the heart of the Lake District’s iconic Langdale Valley An ideal choice of accommodation for groups, individuals and families alike, the hostel provides simple, comfortable, warm and homely accommodation at a great price.

www.elterwaterhostel.co.uk

Independent family run hostel offering simple B&B licensed accommodation. Individuals, couples, families, groups, shared or en-suite facilities. Excellent food and drink available. Bike hire, film nights, car charging.

Off Easedale Road Grasmere LA22 9QW Tel 015394 35597 www.thorneyhow.co.uk enquiries@thorneyhow.co.uk

Elterwater, Ambleside, LA22 9HX | Tel: 01539437245 | enquiries@elterwaterhostel.co.uk

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ACCOMMODATION

Additional Awards

FairBooking

Tourism businesses throughout the county strive to provide the highest standards to ensure a memorable visit.

Both VisitEngland and the AA give additional awards for accommodation and restaurants. For more information please visit www.qualityintourism.com and www.theaa.com/travel

The FairBooking Campaign is aimed at supporting local businesses by encouraging bookings made either direct with the business or through a FairBooking website, such as golakes.co.uk.

Accommodation featured in this guide has been assessed to either the National Quality Assurance standards (star rated schemes), assessed under our local initiative Quality Cumbria, or have signed the Cumbria Tourism Quality Accommodation Charter. National Quality Assurance Standards There are two national assessing bodies, VisitEngland (Quality in Tourism) and the AA. Properties are given a quality rating of 1-5 stars and display one of the following marques.

These quality ratings indicate the overall accommodation standard, cleanliness, ambience, hospitality, service and quality of food. Generally, the higher star rating, the higher the quality and the greater the range of facilities and services offered for each category. Quality Cumbria & Superior Award Quality Cumbria is a local assessment delivered by Cumbria Tourism. Although not star rated accommodation is accredited to the National Quality Assurance Standards, ensuring they are safe, clean and comfortable. For more information about Quality Cumbria and the Superior Award call Cumbria Tourism on 01539 822222.

Awaiting Inspection At the time of going to press, accommodation displaying AWAITING INSPECTION has applied for participation in one of the above assessment schemes. For more information about Quality Assessments please visit www.cumbriatourism.org

Accommodation Prices Prices for all listed accommodation include tax and service charges. ATTRACTIONS Quality Assured Visitor Attractions Visitor Attractions displaying this sign have been assessed by VisitEngland for the standard of customer care, hospitality and service, as well as the standard of the toilets, shop and café, where applicable. National Code of Practice for Visitor Attractions Many Visitor Attractions are committed to this voluntary code operated by VisitEngland. It demonstrates a commitment to quality and an agreed industry-wide standard. Green and Environmental Accreditations

The aim is to keep valuable revenue in Cumbria and help the local economy by minimising the amount of commission fees accommodation providers pay to the big, multinational booking websites. Businesses agree to donate to a local good cause for each direct booking. Cumbria Tourism also makes an annual donation on behalf of its website golakes.co.uk. For more details visit www.golakes. co.uk/accommodation/FairBooking. aspx ACCESSIBILITY Cumbria offers many opportunities for disabled visitors to enjoy this unique county. Many accommodation providers, restaurants and attractions cater for disabled visitors and will happily accommodate specific requirements. National Accessible Scheme If you have particular mobility, visual or hearing needs, look for the following symbols. These show that they have met VisitEngland’s National Accessible Scheme criteria.

Cumbria Tourism recognises a range of green and environmental initiatives. These schemes and accreditations show a commitment to reducing impact on the environment and managing resources more efficiently.

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Compliments, Comments and Concerns

For a full explanation of these symbols, visit www.visitengland.org

We welcome feedback about your visit to The Lake District, Cumbria. Should a problem arise during your stay, whenever possible, discuss it with the management of the property first. If not resolved, professional advice is available from a variety of sources. For full details about the help available to you please visit www.golakes.co.uk/complaint.aspx or call Cumbria Tourism on 01539 822222.

Access Statements All accommodation will have an Access or Accessibility Statement. This is a written, clear, accurate and honest description of the facilities and services available. It will help you make an informed decision about whether that business can meet your needs. To plan the perfect stay, discuss your needs with the chosen establishment before making your booking. Further Information There is a wealth of information for visitors with disabilities. Visit any Tourist Information Centre for maps showing accessible areas, walks and facilities.

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ATTRACTIONS INDEXING SYMBOLS KEY R

Refreshments available

C

Attraction particularly suitable for children

d

Dogs welcome throughout the whole attraction

T

On rail route

B

On bus route

b

Accessible by boat

E

Electric bike charge point

D

Majority of property accessible for wheelchair users

4

Majority of property accessible for wheelchair users travelling with a helper

Telephone Website Facilities Page Number MapRef Alba Travel Ltd

01768 870219

www.albatravelcumbria.co.uk

Y W 8

Bluebird Tours

015394 41771

www.bluebird-tours.co.uk

WC B

See More Cumbria and The Lake District

015398 25012

www.seemorecumbria.co.uk

6

Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire

01228 400460

www.stagecoachbus.com

8

8

Telephone Website Facilities Page Number MapRef Grange Over Sands Golf Club

015395 33180

Y RTD

19

F12

Kendal Golf Driving Range

01539 733933

www.grangegolfclub.co.uk

Y WRTB4

19

H11

Oxley’s Health Spa, Ambleside

015394 32385

www.oxleyshealthspa.co.uk

Y WRD4

19

F9

Oxley’s Health Spa, Underscar

017687 71500

www.oxleyshealthspa.co.uk

Y WRD4

19

E7

Stonecross Manor

01539 733559

www.stonecrossmanor.co.uk

Y RdTB D

19

G10

Telephone Website Facilities Page Number MapRef Discover Carlisle - www.discovercarlisle.co.uk 17

F4

Great Guided Tours

01228 670578

www.greatguidedtours.co.uk

Y TB

18

G4

Hadrian’s Wall

0191 4405720

www.visithadrianswall.co.uk

-

16

-

Lanercost Tea Room

016977 41267

www.lanercosttearoom.co.uk

YWRCD4

18

H3

Telephone Website Facilities Page Number MapRef Bay Cycle Way

01539734888

www.baycycleway700.org.uk

Y W R C TBb

27

-

Cyclewise

01768778711

www.cyclewise.co.uk

Y W dB

27

D7

Cycling Jewellery

017687 79798

www.cyclingjewellry.com

Y W BD

27

E7

Grasmere Bike Hire

015394 35597

www.grasmerebikes.co.uk

Y R E nD

27

E7

Morecambe Bay Partnership

01539 734888

www.morecambebay.org.uk

Y W R TB

27

-

Telephone Website Facilities Page Number MapRef Crabtree Shoot

07818080841

www.crabtreeclayshoot.co.uk

Y WRdD4

33

H12

Cumbrian Heavy Horses

01229 777764

www.cumbrianheavyhorses.com

Y WRdTB n4

30

D11

Derwentwater Marina

017687 72912

www.derwentwatermarina.co.uk

Y RC dD

32

E7

Footpath Holidays

01985 840049

www.footpath-holidays.com

32

Glenridding Sailing Centre

017684 82541

www.glenriddingsailingcentre.co.uk

Bb4

33

F8

Go Ape

08455 194768

www.goape.co.uk

WR

31

E10, D7

Hemmingways Angling Adventure

07771 763067

www.hemmingwaysfish.co.uk

Y

33

E7

Honister Slate Mine

017687 77230

www.honister.com

Y WRd B 4

30

D8

Kong Adventure

017687 75907

www.kingkongclimbingcentre.co.uk

Y WRd

33

E7

Lakes and Dales Classic Car Hire

01768 879091

www.lakesanddales.co.uk

33

H6

Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre

015394 39441

www.englishlakes.co.uk/watersports

WRC dB b nD4

32

F9

Mobile Adventure

07985 782698

www.mobileadventure.co.uk

Y Wd

31

D6

Newlands Adventure Centre

017687 72000

www.activity-centre.com

Y W RdD4

30

D7

Platty+

017687 77282

www.plattyplus.co.uk

C d b E4

32

E8

Rookin House

017684 83561

www.rookinhouse.co.uk

Y WRd

32

F7

The Activity Hub

08456 13911

www.theactivityhub.co.uk

Y WRTBE

31

F12

Windermere Canoe Kayak

015394 44451

www.windermerecanoekayak.com

Y W Rd b

32

94

F10


Telephone Website Facilities Page Number MapRef Grizedale & Whinlatter Forest

0300 0674491

www.forestry.gov.uk

Y RC dD4

42

E10, D7

Go Ape

08455 194768

www.goape.co.uk

WR

40

E10, D7

Go Herdwick 01768 772255 www.goherdwick.co.uk 37 Lakeland Maze

015395 60306

www.lakelandmaze.co.uk

RdD

38

H11

Lakeland Miniature Village

015395 58500

www.lakelandminiaturevillage.co.uk

C dTBD

43

F12

Lakes Aquarium

015395 30153

www.lakesaquarium.co.uk

Y WRC dbD

43

F11

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

015395 31594

www.lakesiderailway.co.uk

WRC dBD4

43

E11, F11

Laurel & Hardy Museum

01229 582292

www.laurel-and-hardy.co.uk

Y WRdD

42

E12

North Country Leisure

01434 613200

www.northcountryleisure.org.uk

Y WRdBD

38

Pencil Museum

017687 73626

www.pencilmuseum.co.uk

Y WRC dBD4

42

E7

Puzzling Place

017687 75102

www.puzzlingplace.co.uk

Y WC

40

E7

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

015397 21626

www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk

Y WRC dBbEn4 39

C10, D10

RSPB Leighton Moss

01524 701601

www.rspb.org.uk/leightonmoss

Y RC TBE4

38

G12

Rum Story 01946 592933 www.rumstory.co.uk Y WRTBD

40

B8

Soldiers In Silloth

01697 331246

www.soldiersinsilloth.co.uk

Y WC dBED4

40

C4

Stanwix Park

01697 332666

www.stanwix.com

Y WRC D4

42

C4

The Beacon Museum

01946 592302

www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk

Y WRC TBD4

43

B8

Ullswater Steamers

015397 21626

www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk

Y WRC dBbEn4 41

F8, G7

Windermere Lake Cruises

015394 43360

www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk

Y WRC dTBn

36

F9, F10, F11

Telephone Website Facilities Page Number MapRef Brantwood Trust

015394 41396

www.brantwood.org.uk

Y WRbD4 46 E10

Brewery Arts Centre

01539 722833

www.breweryarts.co.uk

Y WRC BD 48

G10

Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum

015394 35544

www.wordsworth.org.uk

WRC BD 4 48

E9

English Heritage

0191 2691214

www.english-heritage.org.uk

Y R

100

Holker Hall & Gardens

015395 58328

www.holker.co.uk

R

46

F12

Keswick Mountain Festival

0330 0555734

www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk

C d

49

E7

Lake District Summer Music Festival

01539 742620

www.ldsm.org.uk

WRTBD

49

Old Laundry Theatre

08445 040604

www.oldlaundrytheatre.co.uk

RBD4

48

F10

Rheged 01768 860008 www.rheged.com Y WRC BD

49

G6

Ruskin Museum

015394 41164

www.ruskinmuseum.com

Y WBbD

46

E10

Senhouse Museum

01900 816168

www.senhousemuseum.co.uk

Y WRC TBbD4 46

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

01228 618718

www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Y WRC TBD

Westmorland County Agricultural Society

015395 67804

www.westmorlandshow.co.uk

Y WRC dBD4 49

Yew Tree Barn

015395 31498

www.yewtreebarn.co.uk

Y WRdBED

48 46

B6 F4 H11 F12

Telephone Website Facilities Page Number MapRef Beckside Farm

01768 486996

www.becksidefarm.co.uk

RD

55

G7

Gillam’s Tea Room

01229 587564

www.gillams-tearoom.co.uk

Y WdTBD

55

E12

Grasmere Gingerbread

015394 35428

www.grasmeregingerbread.co.uk

Y Bn4

54

E9

Hawkshead Brewery

01539 825260

www.hawksheadbrewery.co.uk

Y WRdTBD

55

G10

Keswick Brewery

017687 80700

www.keswickbrewery.co.uk

Y WRB nD4

54

E7

Sizergh Castle & Garden

015395 60951

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh

Y WRC B

55

G11

Stainton Wines

015397 31886

www.stainton-wines.co.uk

Y TB

54

G10

The Copper Kettle

015242 71714

www.copperkettletearooms.com

Y C dB4

55

H12

54

G10

Wild Boar 015394 45225 www.englishlakes.co.uk Y WRC dnD4

Telephone Website Facilities Page Number MapRef Holehird Gardens

015394 46008

www.holehirdgardens.org.uk

YR

Kirklinton Hall & Gardens

016977 48850

www.kirklintonhall.co.uk

- 59

Levens Hall & Gardens

015395 60321

www.levenshall.co.uk

R Bn

Lowther Castle & Gardens

01931 712192

www.lowthercastle.org

Y R C dD4

58

G7

National Gardens Scheme

015394 46238

www.ngs.org.uk

R

59

-

Acorn Bank 017683 61893 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/thelakes WR

59

H7

Sizergh Castle & Garden

58 59

F9 F3 G11

015395 60951

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh

Y WRC B

59

G11

Wordsworth House & Garden

01900 824805

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/thelakes

WRB

59

C6

Rydal Mount 01539433002 www.rydalmount.co.uk Y WR C T Bn4

58

F9

Swarthmoor Hall

58

E12

01229 583204

www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk

WR

Telephone Website Facilities Page Number MapRef National Trust 015394 36269 www.nationaltrust.org.uk 63

E10

The Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden

017687 74238

www.thelingholmestate.co.uk

R dbD

World of Beatrix Potter

08445 041233

www.hop-skip-jump.com

Y WR C BbnD4

63

D7

62

F10

Telephone Website Facilities Page Number MapRef The Alpaca Clothing Co.

01768 891440

www.thealpacaclothingco.co.uk

Y R D

66

G7

Cranstons 01768 862113 www.cranstons.net Y WR TB D

55

G6, F4

George Fisher

67

E7

K Village 01539 732363 www.kvillage.co.uk Y WR C d

66

G10

Lanes Shopping Centre

01228 529356

www.lanescarlisle.co.uk

Y

65

F4

Low Sizergh Barn

015395 60426

ww.lowsizerghbarn.co.uk

Y WR TE4

66

G11

Peter Rabbit and Friends, Bowness

015394 88115

www.lakedistrictestates.co.uk

Y W

67

F10

Peter Rabbit and Friends, Hawkshead

015394 36003

www.lakedistrictestates.co.uk

Y W

67

E10

Peter Rabbit and Friends, Keswick

017687 75189

www.lakedistrictestates.co.uk

Y W

67

E7

Westmorland Shopping Centre

01539 740060

www.westmorlandshopping.com

Y WR C BD

67

G10

01768 772178

www.georgefisher.co.uk

Y WR Bn

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ACCOMMODATION INDEXING SYMBOLS KEY p Pets welcome, some properties may require prior arrangement Z Leisure facilities on site or free membership to local leisure centre F Private parking available M Disabled access available, check for details FairBooking

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

Rooms Prices From PPPN Grading Facilities Page Number MapRef 1863 Bar - Bistro - Rooms 7 £42.50 - £62.50 [qualitycharter] F 73 G7 All Seasons

8

£17.50 - £50

[ve]3 [breakfastaward]

p Z

72

F10

Ambleside Salutation

54

FROM £66

[aa]3

p Z F

72

F9

Askham Hall

15

£75 - £160

[qualitycumbria] [superior]

p F

70

G7

Beech House

5

£40 - £75

[ve]5 F

73

G10

Blenheim Lodge

11

£44 - £76

[AA]4 F

73

F10

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

25

£63 - £105

[AA]4[ve]4[silver]z[breakfastaward]

p F

71

E8

Bowfell Cottage

3

£30 - £36

[ve]3

70

F10

Buckle Yeat

7

£40 - £45

[ve]4[silver] [breakfastaward]

p F F

74

F10

Charnwood

5

£35 - £40

[ve]4

- 73

Clare House Hotel

18

£65 - £83

[ve]2[gold][aa]2 z

F

Clifton House

5

£25 - £35

[qualitycumbria]

- 70

F10

Cranford House

6

£35 - £40

[qualitycumbria]

- 71

E7

Crosslands Farm

3

£40 - £50

[ve]4

p F

77

E10

Dale Lodge Hotel

16

£90 - £200

[ve]3[silver][breakfastaward]

p Z F M

74

E9

Dalegarth House

10

£45 - £56

[AA]4[gold][breakfastaward][dinneraward]

Deepdale Hall Farm House

2

£45 - £50

[ve]4[silver][breakfastaward]

Denton House

7

£36- £48

[qualitycumbria]

Edengate

5

£36 - £40

[ve]4 F

Fair Rigg Guest House

6

£34 - £94

[ve]4[silver]

Fairfield House and Gardens

10

£40 - £70

[AA]4[gold]

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

31

£255 - £535

Greystones

7

Hazel Bank

M

70

E7 F12

70

E7

F

77

F8

p F

74

E5

77

G6

F

70

F10

p F M

70

F10

[aa]4 z z z

Z F

75

G10

£38 - £40

[ve]4

F

70

E7

7

£55 £80

[aa]5[gold] z [breakfastaward]

F

77

E8

Hillthwaite House

34

£80 - £350

[aa]3

p Z F M

76

F10

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

30

£195 - £595

[AA]4 z z

p Z F

77

F9

Holmlea Guest House

7

£46 - £50

[ve]3

ZF

74

F10

Holmeshead Farm

3

£45 - £90

[ve]4

p F

72

E9

Inn on the Lake

47

£110 - £177

[AA]4 z z

p F M

73

F8

Inn on the Square

69

£110 - £275

[AA]4 z

p Z F M

71

E7

Kings Arms, Hawkshead

8

£42 - £49

[aa]3

72

F10

Lane Head Farm Country Guest House 7

£35 - £42

[ve]4[breakfastaward]

71

F7

Lindeth Fell

14

£85 - £115

aa]5[gold][breakfastaward]

71

F10

Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

34

£80 - £210

[AA]4z z[ve]4[gold][breakfastaward]

p Z F M

70

F10

Lindisfarne House

6

£37 - £41.50

[ve]4

- 71

E7

Lingmoor Guesthouse

6

£30 - £45

[ve]3[silver][breakfastaward]

- 70

F10

Linthwaite House Hotel

30

£107 - £281

[aa]4 z z z[ve]4[gold][breakfastaward]

74

F10

Low Wood Bay - English Lakes

111

£122 - £220

[AA]4 p Z F M

74

F9

Mylne Bridge House

8

£38 - £48

[ve]4[breakfastaward]

F

71

F10

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

84

£64.95 - £87.45

[AA]4

Z F M

72

G6

Oakfold House

8

£45 - £75

[ve]4

Orchard Cottage

3

£32 - £45

[ve]4

F

70

Park Beck Guest House

8

£30 - £36

[ve]3

F

70

F10

Raise View

6

£82.50 - £60

[qualitycumbria]

F

77

E9

Scafell Hotel

23

£60 - £115

[aa]3z[ve]3[gold][breakfastaward] §

76

E8

Stockghyll Cottage

3

£25 - £45

[ve]4

Z F

77

F10

Stonecross Manor

30

£55 - £80

[aa]3

p Z F M

72

G10

Sunset House B&B

2

£45 - £70

[qualitycumbria]

F

77

G6

The Fisherbeck

18

£35 - £70

[ve]4[gold][breakfastaward]

ZF

71

F9

The Knoll

9

£40 - £75

[aa]5[gold][breakfastaward][dinneraward]

76

F11

The Old Dungeon Ghyll

53

£53

[qualitycumbria] p F

74

E9

The Villa, Levens

22

from £85 per room

[qualitycumbria] - 76

The Wild Boar - English Lakes

33

£51 - £160

[aa]4[gold]z

p Z F M

Troutbeck Inn

7

£37.50 - £55

[ve]4

p F

Waterhead - English Lakes

41

£139 - £250

[aa]4z p Z F M

96

F

p F

p F

Z F M

p F M

M

73

p F M

F

76

F10 E10

G11 G10

73

F7

74

F9


Rooms Prices From PW Grading Facilities Page Number MapRef 3 Millbeck Cottages

7

£485 - £895

[VE]4

p F

Acorn Apartments

4

£250 - £325

[ve]4

F M

83

E7

83

Barn End Flat

2-4

£300 - £300

[qualitycumbria]

E7

p F

84

Birslack Grange Cottage

2

£250 - £350

[VE]4

F10

F

82

Burnside Park

4-6

£460 - £1180

G11

[ve]4

p Z F

80

Coniston Holidays

4

F10

£295 - £640

[ve]4

F

80

Cottages Cumbria

E10

5

£243 - £528

[VE]3

§§§§§§

p F

82

E10

Derwent Apartment

4

£300 - £410

[qualitycumbria]

F

83

C6

Derwent House and Brandlehow

12

£175 - £445

[VE]3

p F

80

E7

Dickinson Place Cottages & Caravan Park 2-6

£260 - £700

[VE]4

p F

80

C5

Fornside Farm Cottages

20

£440 - £890

[ve]4

F

81

E7

Hartsop Fold

6

£315 - £665

[ve]3[gold]

p F

80

F8

Heart of the Lakes

2-22

£275 - £6260

[CTAPPROVEDAGENCY]

p Z F

82

-

High Swinklebank Farm

4

£230 - £330

[ve]3

p F

80

G9

Howscales Cottages

2-6

£285 - £755

[ve]4

p F M

81

H5

Keswick View

12

£295

[ve]4

F 83

E7

Kirkstone Foot Holiday Apartments

-

-

[QUALITYCHARTER] p F M

81

F9

Lake View Holiday Apartments

2-4

£240 - £465

[ve]3

E9

p F

82

Lakelovers £245 - £1000 [ve]3-5

p Z F M

83

-

Langdale View

2-6

£230 - £500

[ve]3

p F

82

F10

Lingholm Estate

-

£395 - £4100

[QUALITYCHARTER]

p F

Longlands Farm Cottage

6

£245 - £575

[ve]3

F M

Low Dyke - Swallow’s Nest

4

£270 - £570

[ve]4[gold]

F

Low Park Cottage

6

£330 - £540

[ve]3

Manesty Holiday Cottages

2-8

£259 - £1215

[QUALITYCHARTER]

Milburn Grange

£260 - £600

[ve]3

Patterdale Hall Estate

2-6

Roman How

84

E7

80

F12

84

G6

F

81

C7

F

82

E8

p F

85

J8

£265 - £660

[ve]2-3

F M

83

F8

7

£325 - £600

[ve]3

p F

81

F10

Shaw End Mansion

18

£275 - £500

[ve]4

83

Shelt Gill

4-5

£290 - £590

[ve]3

§

p F

81

E10

South Lakeland Leisure Park

-

£144 - £144

[ve]5[HOLIDAYPARK]

p Z F

84

G12

Spring Bank Cottage

6

£250 - £500

[ve]4

F

81

F12

Swallows Return & Owls Retreat

4

£340 - £395

[ve]4

F

80

B7

The Byre at Deepdale Hall

2-4

£500 - £800

[ve]4[gold]

F

84

F8

The Coppermines and Lakes Cottages

-

-

[ve]3-4

p F

82

-

The Fisherbeck - Holiday Homes

4-6

£385 - £1200

[ve]4-5[gold]

ZF

80

F9

The Hyning Estate

27

£300 - £2970

[ve]5[gold]

F M

81

H10

The Lakelands

4-8

£266 - £1070

[ve]3-4

Z F

85

F9

Thornthwaite Farm

22

£280 - £750

[ve]3-4

p F

80

D11

Tranquil Otter

2-6

£650 - £1600

[ve]5[gold]

p F M

85

E4

Windermere Marina Village

£395 - £1551

[ve]4

p Z F

82

F10

Wordsworth Barn

2

£365 - £695

[ve]5[gold]

F

84

F8

Wordsworth Cottage

6

£465 - £995

[ve]4[gold]

F

84

F8

G10

Months Open Grading Facilities Page Number MapRef Baystone Bank Farm

All Year

[QUALITYCHARTER]

p F M

91

D11

Castlerigg Hall Caravanning & Camping Park

March - November

[ve]4[aa] D D D D D

p F M

90

E7

Dandy Dinmont

March - November

[ve]4 [aa] D D D

p F

90

F3

Fell End

All Year

[ve]5 p Z F

90

G12

Greaves Farm Caravan Park

March - November

[ve]4 [aa] D D D

p F

90

F12

Hill of Oaks

March - November

[ve]5

p F M

88

F11

Hillcroft Park All Year [ve]4[gold]

p F

89

G7

Holgates All Year [ve]5

p Z F

89

G12

91

E8

88

F11

Inside Out Camping

March - November

[qualitycumbria] p F

Newby Bridge Country Caravan Park

March - November

[ve]5

p F M

Scarr Head Caravans

March - October

[ve]3

p F

90

E10

Seacote Caravan Park

March - November

[ve]4

p F

90

C4

Skelwith Fold

March - November

[aa] D D D D [gold]

p F M

91

E9

Spoon Hall Caravans

March - October

[qualitycumbria]

p F

90

E10

Stanwix All Year [ve]5

p Z F M

90

C4

Tanglewood Caravan Park

March - January

[ve]2

p F

91

C4

The Quiet Site

All Year

[aa] D D D D

p F M

89

F7

Ullswater Holiday Park

March - November

[aa] D D D D p F

91

F7

Waterfoot Park

March - November

[ve]5 [aa] D D D

p F M

88

G7

Woodclose Park

March - October

[ve]5 [aa] D D D D D

p F M

88

H12

Rooms Prices From PPPN Grading Facilities Page Number MapRef Elterwater Hostel

11

£25.95 - £34.95

[ve]3

92

E9

Grasmere Independent Hostel

5

£20 - £23

[ve]4

Z F

92

E9

Thorney How

11

£25.50 - £47.50

[ve]3

F

92

E9

M

97


Visitor Information Points offer a local drop-in service which includes basic information and free literature for visitors without being a full-scale Tourist Information Centre. Barrow VIP The Forum 28 Duke Street Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HU Dalton VIP Dalton Town Hall, Station Rd, Dalton-In-Furness, LA15 8DT Tel 01229 464000 Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff at Cumbria’s Tourist Information Centres can help you make the most of your stay by giving advice on where to go, how to get about, what’s on and where to stay. Tourist Information Centres also offer an accommodation booking service to personal callers Alston Town Hall, Front Street, CA9 3RF Tel 01434 382244 alston.tic@eden.gov.uk MJ5 Ambleside Central Buildings, Market Cross, LA22 9BS Tel 0844 225 0544 tic@thehubofambleside.com MF9 Appleby Moot Hall, Boroughgate, CA16 6XE Tel 017683 51177 tic@applebytown.org.uk MJ7 Bowness-on-Windermere Glebe Road, LA23 3HJ bownesstic@lakedistrict.gov.uk Tel 0845 9010845 MF10 Brampton Moot Hall, Market Place, CA8 1RW Tel 016977 3433 MG3 Broughton-in-Furness Town Hall, The Square, LA20 6JF Tel 01229 716115 broughtontic@btconnect.com MD11

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Carlisle Old Town Hall, Greenmarket, CA3 8JE Tel 01228 598596 tourism@carlisle.gov.uk MF4

Kirkby Lonsdale 24 Main Street Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AE 015242 71437 M12

Cockermouth 4 Old Kings Arms Lane, CA13 9LS Tel 01900 822634 cockermouthtouristinformation centre@btconnect.com MC6

Kirkby Stephen Market Street, CA17 4QN Tel 017683 71199 visit@uecp.org.uk MK9

Coniston Ruskin Avenue, LA21 8EH Tel 015394 41533 mail@conistontic.org ME10

Penrith Robinson’s School, Middlegate, CA11 7PT Tel 01768 867466 pen.tic@eden.gov.uk MG7

Egremont 12 Main Street, CA22 2DW Tel 01946 820693 tic.lowescourt@btconnect.com MB9

Rheged Rheged Centre, Penrith CA11 0DQ Tel 01768 860034 tic@rheged.com MG7

Grange-over-Sands Victoria Hall, Main Street, LA11 6DP Tel 015395 34026 MF12

Sedbergh 72 Main Street, LA10 5AD Tel 015396 20125 tic@sedbergh.org.uk MJ10

Kendal Made in Cumbria, Stramongate, LA9 4BH Tel 01539 735891 info@kendaltic.com MG10

Ullswater Main Car Park, Glenridding, CA11 0PA Tel 0845 9010845 ullswatertic@lakedistrict.gov.uk MF8

Keswick Moot Hall, Market Square, CA12 5JR Tel 0845 9010845 keswicktic@lakedistrict.gov.uk ME7

Windermere Information Victoria Street, LA23 1AD Tel 015394 46499 windermereinformation@gmail.com

MF10

Grasmere VIP Weavers/ Post Office The Old Coach House, Stock Lane, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9SJ Lanercost VIP Lanercost Experience, Lanercost, Brampton, CA8 2HQ Maryport VIP Lake District Coast Aquarium South Quay, Maryport, CA58AB Millom VIP Millom Council Centre, St Georges Road, Millom, LA18 4DD Silloth VIP Solway Coast Discovery Centre, Liddel Street, CA7 4DD Tel 016973 31944 sillothtic@allerdale.gov.uk MC4 Pooley Bridge VIP Ullswater Steamers Information, Point and Shop, Finkle Street, Pooley Bridge, LA15 8RQ Waterhead VIP Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead Pier, Ambleside, LA22 0EY key to symbols M Wheelchair Access G1 Map Reference


The Lake District, Cumbria Guide was published by Bucket and Spade Promotions www.bucket-spade.co.uk, in conjunction with Cumbria Tourism. Cumbria Tourism www.golakes.co.uk, their associates, agents and printers supply the contents of the guide in good faith. However no responsibility can be accepted for information, which is incorrect, incomplete or misleading. The inclusion of any establishment does not imply a recommendation nor can we accept any responsibility for any accommodation offered. Unless credited on the image, photography is courtesy of Cumbria Tourism, www.briansherwen.co.uk, Louiza Rabouhi from Bucket & Spade, Tony Rumsey (Lowther Castle and Gardens image), English Heritage, Keswick Mountain Festival.

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