Attractions

There are so many attractions throughout The Lake District that we couldn’t possibly list them all for you.  Instead we have compiled a list of our favourites but we have information on many more when you arrive.  Our staff are always willing to give you their advice and honest opinion on many of the attractions.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Situated just a short stroll away the best way to see Lake Windermere is on the water with Windermere Lake Cruises. With a variety of cruises taking place throughout the day there is something for everyone.

The World of Beatrix Potter

Just across the road from The Angel Inn, you can explore an enchanting world where Beatrix Potter’s famous stories are brought to life.

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

A most breath-taking and historic house in the Lakes. Blackwell is a significant Arts and Crafts property.

Brockhole

A stunning former private home that now houses a visitor’s centre. Landscaped gardens that run down to the lake shore and for the more active and adventurous of you Brockhole is now home to the Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets, an exciting adventure through the canopies of the trees.

Lakes Aquarium

Want to learn more about the lake environment, this is the perfect place to start. It is possible to take a return trip by boat from Bowness to Lakeside where the Lakes Aquarium is located.

Brantfell Walk

Starting directly from our front door Brantfell walk is well worth the effort to take in the breath-taking views to both ends of Lake Windermere.

Lakeland Motor Museum

The perfect all weather attraction. The museum also includes a tribute to the racing Campbells who captured 21 land and water speed records for Great Britain. Tragically Donald Campbell was killed on nearby Coniston Water in 1967 whilst attempting to break the world water speed record in his boat, Bluebird

Holker Hall

The home of Lord and Lady Cavendish is open to the public and it has the most beautiful gardens and grounds. Each year they host the Holker Garden festival, a 3 day event which has grown in size throughout the year but book early to avoid disappointment.

Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter

This farmhouse in Near Sawrey is where Beatrix Potter created some of her best-known stories. She bought the house in 1905 (funded largely by royalties from her first book, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny) and left it to the National Trust following her death in 1943. Potter scholars will spot many features from the author’s illustrations – including Mrs Tiggywinkle’s kitchen and Mr MacGregor’s cottage garden.