Archives: Local Attractions

Lakeland Motor Museum

Explore our fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits that trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century – cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobilia. Housed in a converted mill in the heart of the Lake District, we’re minutes from Lake Windermere and offer joint tickets with Windermere Lake Cruises and other local attractions. …

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Cliffhanger Rooms

Cliffhanger Rooms were the first Escape Rooms to open in Cumbria in 2016 and are currently ranked the No1 Escape Rooms. We also won the coveted “Best New Tourism Business” awarded by Cumbria Tourism in 2017. All our Escape Rooms are family friendly and are unique as we are not part of any franchise. So …

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Go Ape

This stunning location in Grizedale Forest is the full monty of adventure with FIVE unrivalled experiences. Adrenaline junkies should head to the Treetop Challenge or Zip Trekking Adventure if seriously high-level tree-top crossings and incredible zip wire flights get your pulse quickening. There’s Treetop Adventure+ for older kids and teenagers and Treetop Adventure for the …

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Fell Foot

Lakeshore park with stunning mountain views Situated at the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, Fell Foot is a great, family friendly location to play, explore and relax. Sweeping lawns offer plenty of space for games, picnics and gentle walks, while easy lake access makes the park perfect for paddling, swimming and boating. We have opened Fell …

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Laurel and Hardy Museum

The Museum started life as one man’s collection stemming from his lifelong love of ‘the boys’. Starting out as a few scrapbooks of photos, the collection grew over time until it filled one small room with pictures covering all the walls and even the ceiling.  As the collection grew, Bill Cubin researched more about the …

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Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker is the home of Lucy Cavendish and her husband Tor McLaren who extend a warm welcome to all visitors. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay, the Estate is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into parkland, framed by the Lakeland Hills. 

Piel Castle

Accessible only via a small boat ferry, this 14th century fortress was built by the Abbot of Furness to guard Barrow-in-Furness against pirates and Scots raiders. Lambert Simnel, pretender to Henry VII’s throne, landed here in 1487. The massive keep, inner and outer baileys and the towered curtain walls are still standing. Read more about …

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Furness Abbey

The impressive remains of an abbey founded by Stephen, later King of England, including much of the east end and west tower of the church, the ornately decorated chapter house and the cloister buildings. English Heritage is carrying out emergency conservation work to stop the ruined Abbey church sinking into the soft ground. This follows …

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South Lakes Safari Zoo

South Lakes Safari Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in unique natural environments which enable you to get as close as physically possible to experience the amazing creatures with which we share our planet. Wander amongst kangaroos, wallabies, and emus. Be amazed as free-flying macaws soar overhead. Participate in animal feeding …

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Dock Museum

The Dock Museum is situated in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. Most of its exhibits concern the history of the town, focusing on the shipbuilding industry at VSEL, the steelworks industry — of which Barrow once had the world’s largest, the Furness Railway and the World War II bombings of the town

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