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Brockhole Visitor Centre

Ecclerigg | Windermere LA23 1LQ, Windermere, England
015394 46601
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Ranked #7 of 10 Attractions in Windermere
Type: Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had the impression that this would be a major garden, which it is not. But it was an interesting stop.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens and well maintained but a pity the house isn't utilised more, the exibitions was poor and the only history of the actual building was a small display of photos in the cafe area, I appreciate these places have high maintainable costs but it seems sad that such a grand house built many years ago for a prosperous Manchester... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

what a lovely afternoon at Brockhole - Lunch on a sunny veranda and a walk around the visitors centre down to the dock and around the gardens - even bought a water colour - it was very busy as you would expect on a sunny summers day - well worth a visit

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Essex
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134 reviews 134 reviews
41 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went to do a special archery lesson here. Otherwise I wouldn't of bothered. It's quite expensive. The crazy golf is very 'tired' .

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Okay so this is a food review. We didn't go for the activities but they do look great for kids. We ate at the cafe and while on holiday didn't mind paying a little for food. So the price is what you expect to pay when there isn't any other place to eat but the food for me was worth... More

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windermere
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great way to spend a couple of hours. Both young and old enjoyed the activity. The zip wire at the end is fab. Staff were professional. Would recommend and would visit again !

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It was Iwonderful and very beautiful , lake sorrounded by rows of moutains. Still delightful was Cruise tour experience.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Have been here many times over the years and it has always been lovely, however it has changed a lot. The adventure playground has always been a great place for children but the zip wires right at the entrance is a very noisy space and appeared to be very expensive. If you have either a family or a car load... More

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Lorraine B, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to Brockhole. The TreeTop Trek attraction has proved very popular and does attract a lot of people. It was for this reason that it is located around the car park area, leaving large parts of the site for more tranquil pursuits. We are sorry to hear... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

the site looked great activities and gardens looked great,but we went on a weekend as it said this was when pony rides and bike hire took place,but on arrival soon found no pony riding and no bike hire the gardens were in need of a lot of attention lack of colour as a gardener i was most dissapointed and would... More

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Lorraine B, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent trip to Brockhole. We are sorry to hear you did not get to do the things you wanted to on this occasion. The pony rides have now finished for the year but bike hire is still available at weekends as advertised. You don't say what time of... More

Preston, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We pasted this place on our family holiday and stopped to have a look round. Plenty of places to park and you could watch everyone going on the tree top activity. We decided to have something to eat in their cafe first. What a big mistake that was. The cafe appeared to be empty and we were the only ones... More

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Lorraine B, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent trip to Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre. Its great to hear you enjoyed the spectacular views from the terrace but obviously disappointing that you couldn't enjoy some of our delicious food. Brockhole café prides itself on using fresh local ingredients and cooking everything to order. We are sorry that we didn't... More

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