Lakeland Motor Museum
Lakeland Motor Museum has over 30,000 exhibition on display, providing an education, nostalgic atmosphere.
Contact Details: Lakeland Motor Museum, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, South Lakeland, LA11 7PL
Tel: +44 (0)15395 58509
Cars of the Stars Museum (Keswick)
In the opinion of the Everett family, this is a MUST – if, for nothing else, to see Del Boy’s Reliant Robin. But the Sinclaire C5, The Batmobile, The Flintstone’s Car, Lady Penelope’s Pink Rolls Royce (from Thunderbirds), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and many many others are unmissable.
Tel: 017687 73757
Levens Hall dates back to the 1500s and has a great deal of history for visitors to explore. The home still contains some fantastic paintings, furniture, Spanish wall coverings, clicks and English patchwork. The Garden is grade 1 listed, dates back to 1694, and is still in its original design. Levens Park was originally a medieval deer park, and is home to a small herd of Norwegian black fallow deer and Bagot Goats.
Contact Details: Levens Hall, Kendal, LA8 0PD
Tel: +44 (0)15395 60321
Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum
Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808. Dove Cottage is a Grade 1 listed building and visitors are offered a guided tour, telling the story of the house and family. The home still contains many of Wordsworth’s items. The garden is also open, depending on the weather, and has been restored to the way William and his wife lovingly created it.
Contact Details: Dove Cottage, The Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery, Grasmere LA22 9SH
Tel: +44 (0)15394 35544
Honister Slate Mine
At Honister Slate mine in Borrowdale you are able to watch the 300 year old process of slate being riven (or split). Guided tours into the mines are available regularly throughout the day, the guides will show you the spectacular features of the mines and explain the detailed history.
Contact Details: Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5XN
Tel: +44 (0)17687 77230
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway is at the southern end of Windermere in the picturesque Leven Valley. This is the home of the Lake District’s hardest working steam trains. Enjoy a comfortable, pleasant and leisurely journey through lake and river scenes of the Leven Valley.
Contact Details: Haverthwaite Station, Nr Ulverston, LA12 8AL
Tel: +44 (0)15395 31594
Self Guided and Guided Walks
The Lake District has a wide range of walks for every ability around lakes and mountains, either lead by a guide or navigated yourself. Walking in the Lake District allows you to take in some of England most spectacular views and scenery. (Click here to return to main Out and About Page and use the “Walks” links to help plan your own walks.)
The Lake District is a special place for birds. With a fantastic diversity of habitats from England’s highest mountains to coastal marsh providing a year-round haven for many different types of birds.
The Lake District has a fantastic variety of fishing area. Trout anglers can enjoy fishing in the Eden Valley and Ullswater. Salmon and sea trout can be found in most of the rivers, and there are still opportunities for visitor day permits. Pike are abundant throughout the area and sea anglers will enjoy the coast which holds flounder, bass and mullet.
Cumbria and the Lake District is a fantastic area to play quality golf courses in beautiful surroundings.
There is no better way to view the Lake District then by spending a day or morning in a hot air balloon flying over the magnificent countryside.