Buttermere and Crummock Water

If you travel through the Vale of Lorton you will reach beautiful Crummock Water which is then linked to Buttermere by a small beck. These two lakes are ideally located in the heavenly north lakes.

Theatre by the Lake

This theatre is beautifully situated overlooking Derwentwater and the surrounding fells, only a short stroll from the centre of Keswick.

The Armitt Trust and Museum

This unique gallery, museum and library combines fun, art and entertainment to teach the visitor all about Lakeland and its people. Learn all about William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Harriett Martineau and John Ruskin.

Llama Karma Kafe!

Enjoy a cup of tea with a llama! Choose from a varied selection of home cooked food in the company of Llamas. There's also the opportunity to go on a half day Llama Trek around the Keswick area.

Derwentwater

The beautiful lake of Derwentwater is located in the north of the Lake District, and is surrounded by magnificent fells, the Borrowdale Valley and Keswick.

Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon

From Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain look down on Wastwater, England's deepest lake with its majestic screes.

Total Adventure Limited

Activity days for small and large groups based in Bowness on Windermere. Activities include rock climbing, abseiling, gorge scrambling and orienteering. Tel: 01539 444451

Lakes Aquarium

Discover the fascinating creatures of the sea at the aquarium on the shores of Lake Windermere. Don't miss the diving ducks and the graceful sting rays. Tel: 01539 530153

Ashness Bridge

The idyllic setting is one of the most photographed viewpoints in the Lake District, with an amazing view over the lake of Derwentwater towards Keswick and the surrounding fells.

The Gincase

Here you can enjoy a great family day out with a Children's farm park, animal paddock, indoor and outdoor play areas and a craft barn with gift shop. Tel: 01697 332020

Docker Park Farm

Docker Park farm offers a fabulous day out for all the family with lots to see and do. Pigs, piglets, rabbits, cows and goats create an exciting atmosphere for children with an opportunity to feed the lambs in spring and summer. The tea room on site provides delicious homemade goodies with a shop selling locally produced food.

Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow

Discover over 100 years of motoring history including the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition. Plus motorist gift shop and riverside cafe. Tel: 01539 530400

Lake District Sheepdog Experience

Sessions for anyone wanting to learn more about the working Border Collie. You will be able to handle one of the dogs under full instruction of the trainer. Tel: 07788 298432

Quest 4 Adventure

Courses in canoeing, walking, winter mountaineering and ghyll scrambling. The activities are open to all ages and abilities and are at super bargain prices. Tel: 07737779962

Patterdale Village Store

This fantastic shop and post office is located within the peaceful and idyllic village of Patterdale and has a wide selection of fancy things for you to buy!

The Hare and Hounds

Enjoy a fantastic choice of meals in the 17th century Hare and Hounds in the beautiful hamlet of Bowland Bridge.

Brantwood House and Gardens

The Brantwood historic house and gardens was once the home of John Ruskin who is a well known part of the history of Coniston for his large collection of writings, drawings and watercolours. The house is also a museum showing a collection of Ruskin's possessions for you to explore.

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. This beautiful historic house is set amongst stunning formal gardens, woodland and deer park. Holker hosts an inspirational programme of special events. The cafe and food hall offer the finest local and speciality produce. Tel: 01539 558328

Simply Good Cookery School

TV chef and judge on the ITV's Britain's Best Bakery, Pete Sidwell is offering an exciting opportunity for families to join him at his restaurant based in the Rheged Visitors Centre near Penrith.

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

This amazing steam railway allows you to take a journey through seven miles of beautiful scenery from the coastal town of Ravenglass, to Eskdale situated at the foot of England's great fells.

Brougham Hall

Situated on the outskirts of Penrith this beautiful sandstone building dates back to the 14th Century.

St John In The Vale

Just five miles from Keswick, you can find the stunning glacial valley which is known as St John's in the Vale. This amazing scenic location is home to several small settlements and farms.

Lowther Castle and Gardens

Lowther Castle is situated near Penrith, on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park. The castle ruins are scattered around the 130 acres of rural gardens.

Hill Top

Hill Top was once home to the well known and amazing Beatrix Potter and is open to go and visit. It is the perfect place to go and learn about the lovely author who brought the wonderful tales of the animals in the lakes to life!

Lakeland Maze Farm Park

This working maize farm as two maizes which are open throughout the summer months. Each year there is a different theme attached to the shape of the maze. The farm on site is open all year round and is great for kids with attractions including pets corner, play rooms, go karts and sand pits!

Carlisle Racecourse

Being one of the most exciting galloping courses in the country, this ensures a great entertaining day out at the races! Situated on the edge of Carlisle, this location means it is really easy to get to and with such brilliant events and different race days, you can choose the day suited best to you.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

A day out at Tullie House in Carlisle is a great day out and suitable for all ages. This Grade I listed building with a contemporary extension is full of history.

Puzzling Place

In the centre of Keswick is the Puzzling Place, a fantastic attraction based on optical illusions. There are many different activities here designed to be great fun and to get you thinking. An `anti-gravity room', `an amazing hologram gallery' and `an Ames Room' are a few of the attractions on offer.

The Ullswater Steamers

Experience the world famous Ullswater Steamers who run cruises throughout the year from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge, stopping in the summer at Howtown. These cruises have been running for over 150 years and have won numerous awards.

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Everything from meerkats to monkeys including some of the world's most threatened animals. Cafe and gift shop also on site. Tel: 01539 563027

Little Salkeld Watermill

In the heart of Little Salkeld, is the fully working watermill providing tours for all ages. Also found here are a bakery, millshop, gallery, teas room and bread making courses.

Little Langdale

On the other side of the Lingmoor Fells from the Great Langdale Valley, you can find the stunning Little Langdale valley.

Dave's Adventure Company

Adventure and activity packages which include climbing, caving, canoeing and archery. Dave has over 20 years of experiences and you are guaranteed to be entertained with all sorts of activities on offer. Tel: 01539 568805

Platty +

This is a family run water sports centre on the shores of Derwentwater. They offer hire and tuition of Canoes, Kayaks, Sailing and Dragonboating. Families, young children, groups and those with special needs all welcome. Tel: 01768 76572

Kentmere Pottery
Kentmere Pottery

Browse the show room where you can enjoy a wide range of handmade, hand painted multi-fired English ceramics. Tel: 01539 821621

Isel Hall
Isel Hall

Located on a hill high above the River Derwent and just two miles from Bassenthwaite Lake Isel Hall is a large attractive property which dates as far back as 1387. It is set in glorious surroundings with south facing terraces looking over to the banks of the river below and Lakeland fells with Skiddaw in the background. Tel: 01900 821778 for opening times.

Force Crag Mine

Last mineral mine to be worked in the Lake District. Explore the processing mill and landscape with a guide.

Borrowdale Valley

South of Keswick you can find the stunning valley of Borrowdale where you will discover the three valleys known as Watendlath, Stonethwaite and Seathwaite.

St Bees Head

A great spot for a bracing cliff top walk with spectacular views of the Isle of Man. Here you will find the largest seabird colony in the north west of England with Guillemots, Kittiwakes and razorbills all making their presence known. Offshore look out for dolphins and porpoises.

Lucy Cooks Cookery School

Learn how to cook at Lucy's Cookery School where there are a range of individual one day practical cookery courses. Tel: 015394 32288

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Located in Dalton-in-Furness and easily accessible from the lakes this animal park has animals from all over the world.

The Apple Pie

A very well known café and bakery in the centre of Ambleside is `The Apple Pie', famous for its delicious freshly baked treats, particularly the apple pies!

Keswick Adventure Centre
Keswick Adventure Centre

This adventure provider offers a wide range of activities including Ghyll Scrambling, White Water Tubing and the more relaxing canoeing. Suitable for everyone! Tel: 01768 775687

Carlisle Cathedral

Founded in 1122, with stained glass windows from the 14th - 20th centuries, fine wood carving, painted wall panels and brougham Trip alterpiece. Gift shop and restaurant. Tel: 01228 548151

Heaton Cooper

Paintings and sculptures by four generations of the Heaton Cooper family all capturing the changing moods of the Lake District.

Bridge House

This tiny but iconic building has 400 years of fascinating history: from an apple store to a family home.

Low Sizergh Barn Farm Shop and Tea Room

Set in a 17th Century stone barn with a huge selection of food from the farm. Watch the cows being milked from the tea room gallery or enjoy a walk on the farm trail around the fields, ponds and woods.

Levens Hall and Gardens

Built in 1350 as a defence against the Scottish raiders this delightful Elizabethan manor displays panelled rooms decorated with fine plasterwork and unusual embossed leather walls.

Bassenthwaite Lake

The glacial formed lake of Bassenthwaite which once was linked to Derwentwater many years ago, is the only water form in the Lake District which is named a `lake' as the others are `waters', `meres' and `tarns'.

Lake Supertours

Based in Windermere in the Lake District the 16 seater mini coaches offer Lake District tours which include scenic and cultural attractions. All drivers and guides are professionally qualified. Tel: 01539 442751

Orrest Head
Orrest Head

Orrest Head is a viewpoint made popular by the poet William Wordsworth. The route of roughly three miles has splendid views and a plentiful supply of benches so that you can sit and admire it. On a good day you can see Old Man of Coniston, Scafell Pike, Great Gable and the Langdale Pikes - well worth the climb!

River Deep Mountain High

An outdoor activity provider introducing you to activities such abseiling, kayaking, mountain biking and canoeing in a variety of different locations. Tel: 01539 528666

Penrith & Eden Museum
Penrith & Eden Museum

This museum full of information on the history of Penrith and the Eden Valley is siuated in Penrith in an old school dating back from 1670. Different exhibitions are displayed throughout the year and with free entry, this is worth a visit if you are in the Penrith area. It also houses the local Tourist Information Office.

The World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness on Windermere, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter.

Mae's Tea Room and Gallery
Mae's Tea Room and Gallery

The renowned Mae's Tea Room and Gallery in Uldale is open throughout the year, serving tasty home cooked food through the day, some evenings and shows exhibits by local artists.

Glaramara Activity Centre

The activity centre of Glaramara is a brilliant place to explore the amazing surrounding environment by doing some exciting outdoor pursuits.

Fitz Park

This is a perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon playing with your children. Try out the brilliant new childrens playground, large open recreational area, putting green and tennis courts. Situated next to the River Greta with wonderful views of the surrounding fells this is great place to relax.

Cartmel Priory

Cartmel Priory is one of the most beautiful churches in the north east. Built more than 800 years ago the church serves as a centre for the local community.

Museum of Lakeland Life

Blackwell is an award winning Museum taking you back in time to learn all about the Lake District's past.

The Vale Of Lorton

When travelling along the Whinlatter Pass from Braithwaite, you will come in to the Vale of Lorton, a beautiful number of valleys in the north of the lakes.

Wordsworth House and Garden

Step back to the 1770's and experience life as William and his sister Dorothy might have done at this beautiful, homely property.

Barrow-in-Furness

Where the Lakes meet the sea! Here you can enjoy miles of recreational coastline including the internationally renowned nature reserves and the remains of Furness Abbey.

Cathedral Cave
Cathedral Cave

Above Little Langdale are a number of quarries which are linked together and known as the Cathedral Cave. The main cavern found in the rock is over forty foot high and is how the quarries got their name of `Cathedral'.

Kankku
Kankku

Kankku is where you can experience the thrill of off road driving in your very own 4x4. The adventurous off roading routes in the heart of the Lakes are sure to impress. Tel: 015394 47414

Go Ape at Whinlatter Forest Park

If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing then Go Ape is the place to go! This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages!

Bravo4Zero
Bravo4Zero

Paintballing facilities suitable for groups of 16 or above. Based in Melmerby they have five woodland zones to play in with several different scenarios that can be played out. Tel:07917 799338

In the Newlands Valley you can find this centre which provides you with a number of great exciting adventures to take part in during your holiday.

Senhouse Roman Museum
Senhouse Roman Museum

This award winning Roman Museum is on a brilliant site home to a Roman fort from the time period of the first Century AD, which was then rebuilt along with Hadrian's Wall. The museum is set high on the cliffs overlooking the Solway Firth and contains a large collection of artefacts which were started by the Senhouse family in the 1570s.

Farfield Mill
Farfield Mill

Discover this unique visitor attraction set in the midst of the inspirational Howgill fells. Spacious galleries displaying quality art and crafts, studios and working looms. Riverside cafe serving great food make it a great day out.

Cumbria Karting

Cumbria Karting is a huge indoor track for adults and childrens karting. There are many different fun and enjoyable races to suit everybody. Tel: 01229 463748

Caldbeck

Hidden behind Skiddaw away from the busier part of the Lake District, is the beautiful village of Caldbeck.

Trotters World of Adventures

Situated on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite Lake, this brilliant animal attraction is a great day out for all no matter what your age!

Plumgarth's Farm Shop

Just outside Kendal this farm shop sells beef and lamb from its own farm as well as other locally sourced produce. Tel: 01539 736300

Stockghyll Force

The water of Stock Ghyll force tumbles down beautifully over the rocks before pleasantly running further along through the town of Ambleside. To reach the waterfall you take the picturesque footpath through the Stock Ghyll Woods which in early spring is beautiful with all the colourful daffodils.

Cookhouse Galleries

Cookhouse galleries are a family run business which was first set up back in 1981 and is well known for its wide variety of artwork and photography from many different artists from the Lake District area.

Wastwater

Wastwater is the deepest lake in the whole of the Lake District with a depth of 260 feet. This is well argued to be one of the most spectacular and beautiful lakes in Cumbria.

Esthwaite Water
Esthwaite Water

Near the popular attraction of Hawkshead, you will find the small lake of Esthwaite Water which is often hidden away from the usual high levels of tourists. With a large variety of fish and wildlife, this lake is often stunning in the summer when it becomes awash with water lilies.

Lakes Leisure
Lakes Leisure

Sports and leisure centre in the town of Kendal providing everything from tennis and swimming to kayaking and windsurfing at Windermere! Tel: 01539 729777

Dodd Wood
Dodd Wood

Dodd Wood provides lots of fantastic walks through the woodland with impressive views of the surrounding scenery from Derwent Water to the start of the Scottish Hills. This forest is situated above Bassenthwaite Lake and with links to Whinlatter Forest Park. Dodd Wood provides great Cumbrian food in the Sawmill Tearoom.

Lonsdale Alhambra

This first class cinema in Keswick is open seven days a week and offers the latest in films and movies. Other special events also run throughout the year. Tel: 01768 772195

Townend

The Brownes of Townend were just an ordinary farming family, but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

A gallery of Beatrix Potter's illustrations and drawings can be found in the 17th Century building which was once the office to her solicitor husband, William Heelis. The gallery has a ever changing exhibition of her work with a room styled as her husband once had it as an office.

Great Asby Scar
Great Asby Scar

Great Asby Scar is a National Nature Reserve situated to the south of Appleby by the village of Great Asby. For anyone interested in rock formations, it is a good example of a limestone pavement leaving the rough open land with upwards rock blocks caused by the erosion of the limestone.

Windermere Car Ferry

Windermere Ferry has been operating for more than 500 years taking people, vehicles, horses and cycles across the lake.

Dalton Castle

14th Century tower built to assert the authority of the Abbot of Furness Abbey. Tel: 015395 60951

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

This is an 18th Century Grade I listed villa set on two floors where you can view art in a relaxed atmosphere. Coffee shop and book shop also on site. Tel: 01539 722464

Lake Ullswater

Ullswater is said by many to be the most beautiful lake in the Lake District. It is the second longest lake in Cumbria measuring a length of seven and a half miles and a width of _ mile.

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway was originally used to carry passengers from Lakeside to Ulverston and Barrow and then on into Lancashire.

The Lake District Coast Aquarium

To experience the amazing underwater world of the Lake Districts seas and coasts, you have to head to the harbour in Maryport where you can find The Lake District Coast Aquarium.

Coniston Water

The third largest lake in the Lake District is Coniston Water measuring five miles long and half a mile wide. This is a very popular tourist attraction with a cafe by the pier.

Whinlatter Forest Park

Whinlatter Forest Park can be found up the Whinlatter Pass past Braithwaite. This is a brilliant place to get spectacular views over the Lake District and into Scotland.

Coniston Launch

This is an environmentally friendly boat service ideal for walkers, cyclists and those who enjoy a peaceful cruise. Special `Swallows and Amazons' tours available. Tel: 01768 775753

The Chocolate Mine!

Located below the chocolate shop in Kirkby Lonsdale this `mine' has an interesting history. J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, was a regular visitor to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Walby Farm Park

Situated four miles from Carlisle, this brilliant attraction for children is a great day out with indoor and outdoor attractions suited to all weather.

Hobbs Gallery

Ambleside is full of charming galleries showcasing the talent of the local artists and photographers and Hobbs Gallery is definitely one of them, full of the artwork of Phil Hobbs. He has a large selection of amazing water coloured paintings with many inspired by the surrounding Lake District.

Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple

An intriguing Buddhist Temple and Romantic Gothic Manson with cafe and gardens. Enjoy a woodland walk to Morecambe Bay. Tel: 01229 584029

The South Tynedale Railway
The South Tynedale Railway

This is the highest narrow gauge railway in England and steams its way through some areas of outstanding natural beauty. Special Santa rides in December! Tel: 01434 381696

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald Roman Fort stands high above the River Irthing in one of the most picturesque settings on Hadrian's Wall. Once an important base for some 1,000 Roman soldiers, a Fort, turret and milecastle can still be seen and to the east lies the longest continuous stretch of Wall visible today. Tel: 01697 747602

Zeffirellis

Zeffirellis is one of the main attractions in Ambleside with many things to offer such as a Cinema, Live Music, a Restaurant and Cafe.

Fairfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre
Fairfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre

Set in the shadow of the glorious Howgill Fells this is a restored Victorian woollen mill full of arts, crafts and history. Tel: 01539 621958

Rheged

Located just off the M6 J.40 between the northern lakes market town of Penrith and the village of Stainton, Rheged is a surprising building of architectural merit.

Windermere Lake Cruises
Windermere Lake Cruises

Step aboard the most popular boats in the Lake District! Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery on board then take a walk around the lake or visit one of the many attractions nearby. Well behaved dogs travel free. Tel: 01539 443360

Conwy Falls
Conwy Falls

Set in the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park, near Betws-y-Coed the dramatic Conwy Falls are a must see natural phenomenon. Surrounded by nine acres of ancient woodland the falls are abound with birds, pilecats, otters, crested newts and various creepy creatures!

Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens

On the outskirts of Keswick is the grand historic home known as Mirehouse built in 1666 by The Earl of Derby.

Brockhole Visitors Centre
Brockhole Visitors Centre

Located right on the shores of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District Brockhole provides an excellent place to learn more about The Lakes in a stunning setting. The magnificent house is set in thirty two acres of landscaped gardens and grounds which stretch right to the shores of the lake. Here you can discover interactive exhibitions, adventure playground, a great gift shop and family caf�.

High Head Sculpture Valley
High Head Sculpture Valley

This is a unique tourist attraction which can be found at High Head Farm near Ivegill on the edge of the Lake District. Exhibitions change throughout the year displaying all types of artwork from Photography to Sculptures.

Keswick Launch

Enjoy a 50 minute cruise around the lake of Derwentwater. Rowing boats and motor boats are also available for the more adventurous! Tel: 01768 772263

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Built originally as the village school this famous gingerbread shop in Grasmere is FULL of award winning delights. The original Grasmere gingerbread is baked fresh daily and simply shouldn't be missed! Tel: 01539 435428

Rydal Water
Rydal Water

Linked to Lake Grasmere by the River Rothay, Rydal Water is one of the smallest lakes in Cumbria measuring 3/4 mile long and 1/4 mile wide. Up the hill overlooking the lake, you can find RydaL Caves in the hill rock, they are surprisingly large and over 200 years ago they were used as a quarry supplying stone to the local villages.

Thornthwaite Galleries

In the village of Thornthwaite you can find a local gallery full of contemporary artwork by many local artists.

Kendal Museum

This 200 year old museum hosts a fascinating collection of local archaeology, history and geology from all around the world. Exhibition, displays, activities and talks are all available with great activities for children.

Ambleside Roman Fort
Ambleside Roman Fort

Located on the outskirts of Ambleside you can find the Ambleside Roman Fort which dates back to the 2nd century. These remains are well marked and were probably built during Roman times as a watch out. It is now managed and protected by the National Trust.

Lake Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District.

Lakeland Quads
Lakeland Quads

Lakeland Quads is the only dedicated quad bike trekking company in the Cumbria. There are three treks to choose from - the farm trek, the peak trek and the fell trek, all with breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and fell. Tel:07881 919940

The Gondola at Coniston Water

The original `Gondola', a rebuilt Victorian steam yacht, was first launched in 1859 and now completely rebuilt by the National Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in sumptuous, upholster saloons!

Bowder Stone

Located in the Borrowdale valley near the Grange village is a 2000 ton boulder. It is most unusually placed, balanced on a strange angle.

Lakeland Segway

Unique guided tours on a Segway Personal Transporter around a scenic private Lakeland estate! Tel: 0845 6193456

Treasure Trails Cumbria

Treasure Trials in an award winning attraction which offers a fun and exciting way of exploring Cumbria. Trails can be purchased for villages such as Kendal, Grasmere, Keswick and Bowness. Tel: 07917 303046

Blackwell - Arts and Crafts House

This is one of Britain's finest houses and has been kept in its original state. The views over Windermere make the gardens a real joy. Tea room and Craft shop with exhibitions. Tel: 01539 446139

High Adventure Balloon Flights
High Adventure Balloon Flights

A small family business offering hot air balloon rides over the glorious countryside of the Lake District - perfect for marking a special event or occasion. Tel: 0845 3371566

Cumbria Paintball Centre
Cumbria Paintball Centre

A woodland paint-balling park with bunkers, towers, tranches, forts and bridges. Great for large families, groups and corporate events. Tel: 0845 370 7570

The Rum Story

A journey of discovery over three floors of amazing sets bringing the past back to life. Discover the origin of Whitehaven's dark slave trade from the African villages to the sugar plantations on the island of Antigua.

Furness Abbey

Nestled in a peaceful valley in Barrow-in-Furness are the majestic remains of Furness Abbey, an English Heritage site that was formerly one of the richest and most powerful Cistercian Monasteries of its time.

Langdale Valley

Some of the most spectacular and dramatic scenery in the Lake District can be found in the Langdale Valley.

Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill

Best known for its collection of 250 herbs and traditional fruit orchards.

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers are an award winning attraction on Lake Ullswater which has been said many times to be the most beautiful in the lakes.

Aira Force

On the northern side of the lake, a short walk from the lake shore you can find one of the Lake District's most stunning and famous waterfalls.

The Beacon

The Beacon is five floors of interactive activities and events full of Copeland history which is fully accessible for all ages and abilities.

Stagshaw Gardens

Over eight acres of beautiful gardens can be found overlooking the lake of Windermere, just south of Ambleside. Spring is the best time to visit this amazing location when the flora is at their best with the bluebells covering lots of the area.

Newlands Valley Mines
Newlands Valley Mines

For many centuries, the valley was mined and quarried with the Goldscope mine being one of the most successful and well-known. Found on the lower part of the valley it was a successful mine for the amounts of copper and lead which were extracted. Nice walks can be taken up the valley with spoil heaps from the mines seen when you cross the footbridge over Newlands Beck.

Emily's pub
Emily's Pub

Enjoy a tipple and some lovely pub grub at Emily's Black Lion - a traditional, family friendly village pub nestling on the Northern fringe of the Lake District in the lovely village of Ireby.

Fell Foot Park

The views of Lake Windermere beyond the park are breathtaking. The Victorian lawns and garden sweep away to fine picnic areas and lakeshore. Enjoy The Boathouse Cafe with its patio, where you can enjoy watching the boats and soak in the atmosphere.

Lakeland Shooting Sports
Lakeland Shooting Sports

A premier shooting club where you can enjoy Clay Pigeon Shooting in the open. Qualified instructors will guide you through the basics with lessons and courses on offer throughout the season. Tel: 07917205177

Talkin Tarn Country Park

This tarn is situated close to Brampton, surrounded by beautiful woodland and farmland, a perfect place to take a leisurely walk with wonderful views of the Pennine fells.

Border and King's Own Royal Border Regimental Museum

300 years of service in peace and war throughout the world unfold in the Museum of Cumbria's County Infantry Regiment, located in Carlisle Castle. Displays include uniforms, metals, weapons and exhibitions.

Mountain Journeys

Family Adventure Days, rock climbing and abseiling taster days plus rock scrambling, gorge scrambling and guided mountain walks all within the National Park. Tel: 07971 622616

Honister Slate Mine
Honister Slate Mine

First recordings of mining at the Honister Slate Mine dates back to the 1700's, but it is believed it may have started in the Roman or even Pre-Historic era.

The Dock Museum

A unique building in a stunning coastal setting built within a Victorian graving dock. The museum tells the story of Barrow and its rapid growth from a small farming village in the early 19th century to a town famed throughout the world.

Go Ape in Grizedale Forest

If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing, Go Ape is the place to go during your holiday. This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages.

The Ruskin Museum

Learn all about the famous people of Coniston including John Ruskin, Donald Campbell and Arthur Ransome. A fascinating museum. Tel: 01539 441164

The World Famous Faeryland
The World Famous Faeryland

This is the home of Grasmere tea, Romany Tea and Faery Grey blends. Enjoy a romantic rowing boat trip out on the lake and return to a cup of tea and a freshly baked scone!

White Platts Recreational Ground
White Platts Recreational Ground

Ambleside has two parks where you can go and relax and enjoy the space. White Platts Recreational Ground is one of these and is full of activities to do such as tennis, pitch and putt as well as crazy golf which is fun for all the family!

The Cumberland Pencil Museum

Home to the first pencil and the world's longest coloured pencil, this museum is full of information about the history of the pencil with activities available for the children including art demonstrations and drawings competitions.

St Bega Church

Next to Bassenthwaite Lake is St Bega Church which is the parish church of Bassenthwaite. Services have been going on here at this ancient location for over a thousand years.

Grasmere Lake

Just a short stroll away from the village of Grasmere, you will find Grasmere Lake which is one of the smaller lakes in the Lake District measuring one mile in length and half a mile in width.

Bowling at Fitz Park
Bowling at Fitz Park

Fitz Park is close to the centre of Keswick and is a beautiful place to have a game of bowls on the bowling green. Also available is lawn tennis and putting with the option of also watching some local crickets teams competing on the park's cricket square.

K Village

Fantastic shopping outlet with discounts of up to 60% all year round. Set alongside the river where you can enjoy lunch on the terraces.

Rosehill Theatre

With great views out to sea and behind to the fells, this theatre is in a beautiful setting above Whitehaven. Many different types of events are held here throughout the year ranging from comedy to theatre and music or films. It is definitely worth checking if there are any performances on during your stay in the Lake District.

St Martins Church
St Martins Church

This impressive parish church was built in 1483 and comprises of an outstanding east window, statue of St Martin and marble reredos by Paley and Austin. The church is open to visitors on wednesdays and thursday mornings.

Greenlands Farm Village

This attraction is centred around a working farm which includes a farm shop, open farm, garden centre and indoor soft play area. Great whatever the weather! Tel: 01524 784184

Alpaca Centre

On the edge of Stainton village this small farm has dedicated itself to all things Alpaca since 1997.

Cartmel Racecourse

Situated in the picturesque village of Cartmel the racecourse has been in operation since the 1850's. It offers traditional National Hunt Racing to seasoned visitors and novices alike. Tickets can be booked online and events are held throughout the year.

Chocolate House

This unique restaurant and shop serves over 15 chocolate drinks and 14 handmade cakes and savouries. The shop has 100's of handpicked chocolates and gifts to choose from and you can also learn about how the chocolate was made. Tel: 01539 740702

Coast Aquarium Maryport

This top, all weather, all year round attraction is packed full of different ocean species including Conger Eels, Sharks, Octopuses, Crabs and Starfish.

Scale Force
Scale Force

Scale Force is the highest waterfall in the Lake District. Out of sight in a deep gorge surrounded by trees close to the village of Buttermere it falls for a total of 170 feet! A path to Scale Force begins in tiny Buttermere village and is a rough walk through a tree-lined gorge.

Carlisle Castle

Built in 1092, Carlisle Castle is situated on the edge of the city centre with the River Eden running alongside. It is home to the famous ruins of Queen Mary's Tower.

Hutton in the Forest

This ancient house surrounded by medieval forest is a secret gem to visit during the summer, with this private residence containing collections of furniture, art and tapestry.

Greystone House Farm Shop

This farm shop and tearoom is full of organic beef, lamb and pork as well as a wide range of fruit and veg. Also on offer are homemade, locally sourced condiments. Telephone 01768 866952

The Puzzling Place

Spend the whole day being amazed by the many optical illusions and interactive exhibits this attraction has to offer. Tel: 01768 775102

Coniston Brewing Company

Hidden behind the pub in Consiton is the `Coniston Brewing Company'. Local ales have been brewed here since 1995 and you can taste one of these six popular beers in the Black Bull Inn situated in front of the brewery.

Ascent Training

Outdoor adventure for all abilities in the Lake District specialising in all outdoor activities. Staff are very experienced and highly qualified in all sorts of activities including rock climbing, caving and mountaineering. Tel: 01539 551375

Lakeland Miniature Village

A fascinating insight into the buildings of Lakelands yesteryear. Buildings made from local Coniston slate which depict Cumbrian house and farms all hand made by Edward Robinson. All surrounded by an Oriental garden. Tel: 01539 558500

Ruskin Museum

Since 1901 Ruskin museum has been open for visitors in Coniston, it was set up in memory of John Ruskin who was well known for his talents in the Victorian era, just a few of these talents are in art, geology, writing and teaching. The museum shows information and artifacts about the history of Coniston.

Grizedale Forest

The popular woodland of Grizedale Forest measures over 24km squared and is full of activities and attractions to enjoy during your holiday.

Long Meg and her Daughters Stone Circle

Situated near the village of Little Salkeld, this impressive stone circle has a diameter of 350 feet. This makes it the second biggest stone circle in the country.

The Belvedere Pamper Company, mobile beauty & pampering treatments directly at your accommodation. We heard great things: They do beauty, massage & nails treatments, they arrive fully equipped and ready to perform the treatments.

Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

On the edge of the city of Carlisle in Wetheral, you can find the last remaining tower of a small Benedictine Priory. This building is an English Heritage site; the tower is well preserved from the 15th Century and was once the entrance into the outer court of the monastery.

Muncastle Castle and Gardens

Muncaster Castle and Gardens is a fantastic day out if you're in the West Lake District area. It has been voted No.1 in The Independent Newspapers top 50 "Best Spring Days Out".

Ducky's Park Farm
Ducky's Park Farm

An all weather attraction with large indoor soft play areas and outdoor playground. Hands on animal interaction events and indoor animal petting barn with farm trails, go karts, trampolines and bouncy castle! Cafe and bar on site. Tel: 01539 559293

Campfield Marsh

This RSPB nature reserve located at Bowness On Solway boasts a mosaic of saltmarsh, peatbogs, farmland and wet grassland. Spot lapwings, redshanks and snipe from the wheelchair friendly hides.

Lakeland Hauntings runs scheduled walks throughout the year. The stories have been meticulously researched and are based in local legend, myth, folklore, real events and/or eyewitness accounts. Call 07949 909365 for details

Sizergh Castle and Garden

This imposing house, at the gateway to the Lake District, stands proud in a rich and beautiful garden, which includes a pond, lake and national collections.

Westmorland Shopping Centre

This large centre has over 25 shops including some of the leading high street chains. The centre also hosts a wealth of free events throughout the year. Tel: 01539 740060

Hawkshead and Claife

Hawkshead village, home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery is surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Quaker Tapestry Exhibition

This internationally created exhibition reveals a wealth of fascinating stories within 77 colourful panels. Cafe also on site. Tel: 01539 722975

West Coast Karting
West Coast Karting

An indoor go-karting track suitable for all ages and abilities based on the west coast of Cumbria. Great for celebrating a birthday, starting off a stag or hen party. Tel: 01900816472

Hawswater RSPB reserve

Observe the rare Golden Eagle on the shores of Haweswater, one of the few places you can do so in England. Other highlights include Peregrines, Buzzards and Dippers.

Dungeon Ghyll

When walking in the Langdale Valley, a popular place to walk to, via a relatively easy uphill walk is Dungeon Ghyll.

Grasmere and Great Langdale

The National Trust owns most of the valley's farms, the glaciated valley of Mickleden, a Victorian garden in High Close and the dramatic Dungeon Ghyll.

Harrop Tarn
Harrop Tarn

A very well kept secret high above the west shore of Thirlmere. Reedy banks and golden water lillies make this is a special place.

Sillfield Farm Shop

Sillfield Farm's Peter Gott took part in Jamie Olivers TV programme to train young chefs and now runs a unique farm shop selling rare breed sheep, pigs and chickens full of flavour.

Dalemain Historic House and Gardens

Dalemain Historic House and Gardens is situated not far from Lake Ullswater on the north side towards Penrith. `Manor of the Valley' is the meaning of the name `Dalemain' and it describes the settlement brilliantly.

Elephant Yard Shopping

This mall in the centre of Kendal has a great range of high street fashion outlets as well as some great places to relax. Tel: 01539 720170

Hadrian's Wall and Birdoswald Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall is the main attraction in this beautiful area in the north of Cumbria, which is home to more than half of the wall.

Piel Island
Piel Island

Visit atmospheric Piel Island, just off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness, and experience a day out with a difference. Meet the King of Piel and members of the family in their island home. A short ferry ride from neighbouring Roa Island brings you to the Piel where you can visit ruined Piel Castle and walk round this peaceful island nature reserve. Tel: 07798 858722

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

If you want to learn about and explore the history of the industry which was thriving in the Lake District many years ago, this is the place to come.

Monties Cafe
Monties Cafe

Open every day, serving hearty breakfasts, lunches, afternoon tea, drinks and homemade cakes. Monties Cafe always aims to use as much local produce as possible.

The Village Bakery

Established 30 years ago, this Organic bakery is now a thriving cafe and shop distributing their organic snacks and cakes all over the country.

The Glass House Restaurant
The Glass House Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.

Hodbarrow RSPB Reserve

Located on the shores close to Millom this nature reserve has a large number of wading birds including the once almost extinct great crested grebe. Stroll along the nature trail or spot seals along the estuary.

Keswick Leisure Pool
Keswick Leisure Pool

Keswick Leisure Pool offers fun for all the family, with a wave machine,`black hole' slide and a pool side cafe.