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Talkin Tarn Park

Carlisle, England
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Ranked #6 of 23 attractions in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

My family (parents.daughter ,grandson and grand-daughter ) had a lovely day out walking around the tarn. There was a very interesting exhibition of photographs with cards,calendars and pictures in the boathouse. We did not purchase anything from the cafe but it seemed very busy. There was plenty of space for the granchildren to gallop about and burn off energy (safely)... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A lovely lake park, that has a nice cafe and other facilities. Pretty much unspoilt and well maintained throughout and all around. The walk around the tarn is roughly 1.3 miles, but seems less. There are occasionally sailing and rowing events which can get busy. The car park is very reasonable, however there are still folk that refuse to pay...... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We walked around the entire, stopped at the art show in the old boathouse and then had an ice cream, great afternoon!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Just returned from talkin tarn we bought a groupon voucher for bush craft, archery and canoeing/kayaking/row boats. There were 8 of us in the group aged from 11 - 79 years old as a birthday treat for our son. It was brilliant! The guides on each activity were fab we could have stayed longer on each one. we started at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Short walk round the lake with lovely tea shop. The lake is beautiful and great for dog walking with friends. Car parking facilities are excellent with pay and display which is fairly typical wherever you go these days. Well worth a visit.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I remember coming here as a boy (a thousand years ago) before it was developed into an attraction. It was then a simple Cumbrian tarn used mainly by occasional swimmers and a small boating club. We once got up to a little mischief with the property of the said boating club and were physically chastised by the huge local constable... More

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Shepshed, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Good Place to walk with suitable accessible paths, a little too busy for us and our dogs. Lots to do for families and on the water for water sports.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely day at Talkin Tarn Country Park. Lovely location for a nice walk with the dog. Excellent views around the water, we were lucky to see the two Swans and their 4 Cygnets simply superb. Enjoyed a nice ice cream in the sunshine after our walk. Plenty of parking and this location is Motorhome friendly.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is so peaceful and yet there's lots of things to do. Woods to walk through, orchids and other wild flowers to see. Great for birding and also for sailing on the tarn. Boats for hire in the season. Most dog walkers are very good about picking up after their dogs and the cafe is well worth a visit. No... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great walk even in bad weather but warning dog Mess everywhere dogs should have separate path as it. Is health hazard What out for traffic warden there awefull

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