The following attractions are located within 15 miles of LA97BJ:
Why not learn a little more about the way Cumbrians lived and worked in the last 250 years, with a visit to the Museum of Lakeland Life at Abbot Hall in Kendal, on the edge of the English Lake District. In 1973 the Museum was the first winner of the coveted 'Museum of the Year' award.
Entrance fee: Adult £3.75 Children/Full-time students £2.75
Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local Archaeology, History, Geology and a Natural History collection from around the globe. We also have a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays, events, walks and talks.
Entrance fee: £3.50 / £1.75
Originally built in the Middle Ages by the Strickland family, who still live here, this imposing house has an exceptional series of oak-panelled rooms culminating in the Inlaid Chamber. Portraits, fine furniture and ceramics accumulated over centuries by the family are shown alongside their recent photographs.
Entrance fee: £5.80, child £2.90
The Topiary Gardens at Levens are world-famous in their own right, and are a must for any visitor to the English Lake District. When Col.
Entrance fee: Adults - £9.00 Children - £4.00
Blackwell is one of England's most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20th century. Designed by M.
Entrance fee: £4.50 / £2.50
Would you like to meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends in the magical World of Beatrix Potter?Well, it's just a hop, skip and a jump to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, where you can visit Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck and many other delightful characters.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.
Entrance fee: £6.75, Children £3.50, Senior Citizens £5.75
For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. Windermere Steamboats & Museum offers:A unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats Steam Launch Trips Shop and Refreshments 'Swallows and Amazons' Exhibition Model Boats boat pond with frequent demonstrationsWindermere Steamboats & Museum is located on a former sand wharf site where, for many years, barges unloaded gravel dredged from the bed of the lake.
Largely 17th-century, the solid stone and slate house is an exceptional survival. It belonged to a wealthy 'statesman' farming family and contains carved woodwork, books, papers, furniture and fascinating domestic implements from the past, largely accumulated by the Browne family who lived here from 1626 to 1943.
Entrance fee: £3.40, child £1.70, family £8.50
From mountain-top to Morecambe Bay the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on an amazing voyage of discovery. More than 30 spectacular, naturally-themed habitats bring the natural history of the Lake District vividly to life.
Entrance fee: Adult £6.25 Child (aged 3 - 15 yrs) £3.95
Many of the enchanting illustrations for Beatrix Potter's little tales were inspired by Hill Top. It remains as she left it and in each room can be found something that appears in one of her books.
The largest remaining reedbed in north-west England, with shallow meres and fringing sedge and woodland, attracts a wonderful range of wildlife to Leighton Moss. Among its special birds are breeding bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers, with water rails and pochards, and its mammals include roe and red deer.
Entrance fee: £4.50 / £1 Children
The historic home of the world-renowned Gillow furniture making family, Leighton Hall, with itts romantic Gothic towers, acres of beautiful gardens and trained birds of prey annually lure thousands of visitors who are as enthralled with Leighton's fascinating heritage as they are captivated by the breathtaking beauty of their surroundings.Stepping inside Leighton Hall is a step back in time.
Entrance fee: £5 / £3.50 children
The exhibition of original sketches and watercolours painted by Beatrix Potter for her children's stories changes annually. Also on display are artefacts and information relating to her life and work beyond the 'Tales'.
Entrance fee: £3.50, child £1.70, family £8.70
The Armitt is a unique place combining Gallery, Museum and Library. It is a treasure-house for scholarship and fun, art and entertainment.
Entrance fee: £2.50 / £1.80
Rydal Mount dates from the 16th Century when the house was a small yeoman style cottage. This older part of the house became the Wordsworths Dining Room on the ground floor and Dorothy and Dora Wordsworth's bedrooms on the first floor.
Entrance fee: Adults £4.50 Senior Citizens £3.75
Explore Brantwood's 250 acres of gardens, pastures, ancient woods and high moors. Walk among beautifully scented azaleas and bluebells or marvel at magnificent views.
Entrance fee: £4.75 / £1
The original steam yacht Gondola was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in her sumptuous, upholstered saloons. This is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery.
There has been a Ruskin Museum in Coniston since 1901, when W. G.
Entrance fee: £3.50 / £1.75
Dove Cottage was home to the Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and his family for 8 years (1799-1808). Here Wordsworth wrote many of his most famous poems.
Entrance fee: Adult ticket £6.00 Child ticket £3.75
The impressive tower and other remains of this Premonstratensian abbey stand in an isolated valley. Describing the site as a 'ruin' is unfair, a substantial amount of the west tower remains and the foundations of the living quarters and church remain.
Entrance fee: Free admission
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