Mirehouse & Gardens

A family home set in stunning landscape between Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake, Mirehouse welcomes visitors or all ages. Mirehouse, near Keswick, is a family run historic house attraction open to visitors to enjoy its strong literary connections, live piano music and children’s activities. The gardens stretch from Dodd Wood to Bassenthwaite Lake and include woodland …

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Keswick Launch

Located on the lake shore of Derwentwater near to the Lakeland market town of Keswick, the launch company offers Lake District cruises around Derwentwater throughout the year. The launches start their journey from the Keswick boat landings and cruise around the lake stopping at seven lakeshore jetties where you may embark or join the various …

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Castlerigg Stone Circle

One of the oldest and most impressive stone circles in Britain, built around 3000 BC. It is believed to have been used for cerimonious or religious purposes and contains significant astronomical alignments. It is located on top of low hill with impressive views across to Skiddaw, Blencathra and Lonscale Fell. A stone circle is a …

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The Cumberland Pencil Museum

From these origins, the pencil industry grew and this wonderful museum is at the site of the UK’s first Pencil Factory, opened in 1832. When graphite was discovered in Borrowdale in the 1500s, shepherds began using the ‘strange new material’ to mark their sheep. Since then the pencil industry grew and this wonderful museum is …

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Honister Slate Mine

Visit England’s last remaining working slate mine for a unique Lakeland experience. Zip wire and ‘Via Ferrata’ (Italian for ‘Iron Walk’) available for those wanting an extreme take on hill walking. Using a series of metal cables, rungs, ladders and bridges to ascend and descend tremendous and precipitous climbing routes and paths across the Alps. …

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