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Talkin Tarn Park

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Address: Carlisle, England
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Hidden gem, that locals know of but tourists may miss!

Talkin Tarn is just a few minutes from a main road, parking does have a small charge. The Tarn is under a mile for a circular walking route around. Enjoyed by old and young, can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Carlisle
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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Talkin Tarn is just a few minutes from a main road, parking does have a small charge. The Tarn is under a mile for a circular walking route around. Enjoyed by old and young, can walk, bike, scooter and enjoy. It is a pretty flat walk so good for those with mobility problems. very popular with dog walkers, families, runners.... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
8 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We were very fortunate to visit on April 21. Great weather... The tea room was great, If in the area it's a must visit. Highly recommended.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Talkin Tarn is such a lovely place to walk around. I would recommend taking a picnic or going into the village for food as the tea room is terrible, especially the upstairs. The lady manager with the blonde hair is so lacking in customer service skills its a joke. She left us standing for 15 minutes before coming over to... More 

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carlisle
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176 reviews 176 reviews
55 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Parking fee not welcome! The walk is as good as ever; feed the ducks, and use the café... has a lot more potential for a wide range of activities

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Talkin tarn is a beautiful place, been coming here for years, my four year old son loves the place too he is always asking to come here. Amazing views of the country side all round. The only bad part is the parking charges but if you don't want to pay just drive to the next turn off and park on... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is one of my favourite places for a walk in any season. The takeaway and gift shop are fine but the upstairs coffee shop leaves a lot to be desired...it could be beautiful with the right people running it!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited Talkin Tarn for years, the legend being that it is so deep it's not been possible to accurately measure the depth and a village lies at the bottom. There is some truth in this but in any case Talkin Tarn is a nice place to visit for a walk or an adventure for the kids and the... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great for a quiet and easy walk right round the tarn. Ample parking, quite cheap, good cafe and information centre. Good toilet facilities for all.

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Gretna Green, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lovely place for kids, families, dogs, great terrain for buggies and wheelchairs, plenty to do and see, selection of walks around the Tarn. Coffee shop well supplied.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

What a great place to go,for a really nice walk,it's approx 1.2 miles round,and quite flat,plus lots of woods trails you can walk in.the staff are very friendly,very clean toilet block,and a tea room,where you can get,tea,coffee,soft drinks and some lite bites,very nice,and not silly prices,the car parking is £1 for one hour,or £2 all day,it's not too bad,I know... More 

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