The ruined castle and gardens at Lowther stand on a limestone escarpment at the Northern edge of the Lake District National Park. The 130 acre, Grade II* listed site contains the remnants of at least three significant buildings and an abandoned garden - one of England's greatest gardens, once famous, but unseen for 70 years.
Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808, the years of his supreme work as a poet. All visitors are offered a guided tour, telling the story of the house and family. Many of the Wordsworth's household items: furniture, family possessions and portraits are displayed.
Be amazed at the world’s longest colour pencil, marvel at the James Bond style World War II pencil, follow the history of pencil making in words, pictures and lovingly restored machinery, find out exactly how we get a lead into a pencil today and let the kids free to colour & draw in the Kids Art Studio.
Our attraction includes all 23 Tales by Beatrix Potter, brought to life in a magical indoor recreation of the Lakeland countryside, complete with sights, sounds and even smells. So you can meet Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor’s garden, discover Jemima Puddle-duck in the woodland glade and visit Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in her kitchen.
A unique award winning experience, England's last remaining working slate mine and England's very first Via Ferrata. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can see the mines at first hand by taking a underground tour.
As well as a rich variety of architecture, furnishings and a beautiful garden, there are varied outdoor events during the summer, including the Plant and Food Fair, open air Shakespeare, Potfest in the Park and Horse Trials.
Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmental accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises. Ullswater Steamers create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District.
Rheged is a Cumbria - the Lake District visitor attraction located just 15 minutes from Tebay Services. An international award winning day out, Rheged is Europe's largest grass covered building, designed to resemble a Lakeland hill. Rheged can now bring you the biggest and best large format films in amazing 3D.