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National Park
“My favourite place to go to, within 30 minutes you are in the South Lakes. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Cinema
“122A Highgate,Kendal,Cumbria, LA9 4HE 01539 - 725133 or 722833, 7 minutes walk. The brewery is an Arts Centre, built on the site of an old brewery dated 1900, that caters for all tastes. National and International artists perform here. Entertainment includes music, comedy, plays, theatre, films, and live tramsmissions including opera, ballet and plays etc. There is a restaurant and various bars, plus three cinemas, and The Brewery also run arts, craft and language workshops. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Castle
“Lancaster Castle's origins date back almost 1,000 years. This Grade 1 Listed Building occupies a city-centre hilltop location on the site of three successive Roman forts and has been described by English Heritage as "not only the North-West's most important historic and archaeological monument but also of international importance". As recently the turn of the millennia, Lancaster Castle was used as a prison, but recently this historic site has been refurbished by the architects BDP and opened up to the public. There are regular food markets, a fabulous cafe owned and ran by Atkinsons (also in my guidebook), in house stonemasons and regular daily tours. Dont miss a trip to the Castle - if you are visiting in Spring make sure you visit just to see the displays of crocus. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“For those who love the stories and the lady herself. Suitable for children. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A stunning waterfall in gorgeous surroundings. please note that there is a charge to access the waterfall which goes towards the maintenance of the access pathway. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Keswick's Theatre by the Lake. Check their website for shows which coincide with your stay.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Park
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“Pack a picnic, hire a canoe, park run or just play. Perfect setting by the lake”
  • 37 locals recommend
Trail
“The total length of the trail is 4.3 miles (7km), so you should allow between 2 and 4 hours to complete it. The trail follows a well-defined footpath which runs as close to the edge of the two rivers as possible to provide spectacular views of the waterfalls.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Interesting family-owned castle with gardens, falconry and great views of Scafell Pike.”
  • 24 locals recommend
History Museum
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“A fascinating house, a museum of Beatrix Potters life and works. Beautiful gardens preserved as she left it. Only certain numbers are allowed in so tickets are allocated in time slots. Be prepared to wait in the height of the summer it be the first there at 10am!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Miles and Miles of beautiful forest to bike through. Bikes for hire if you don’t have your own. Beautiful woodland sculptures. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Lake cruises, hop on hop off tickets available on Lake Windermere. Office on Lake Shore Bowness on Windermere. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Use Carlisle to start your journey. First night in Carlisle. Morning lift to the start of the wall. Walk back to Carlisle. Collapse into our Airbnb for your second night. Set off again in the morning :-) ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Lake
“Take out a boat or book onto a trip. Swallows and Amazons enthusiasts, its a must...”
  • 22 locals recommend
Castle
“Carlisle castle is a must see attraction for visitors to Carlisle. It was built during the reign of William II of England (William Rufus) who was the son of William the Conquerer who invaded England in 1066.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pier
“Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake. Operating one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, offering visitors an experience they will never forget for 363 days a year. Cruises connect to some of the most famous and iconic walking routes in the National Park, with views of Wordsworth's Daffodils on the west shore in Spring.”
  • 25 locals recommend