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Crafty Monkeys (Penrith)
#1 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Educational Sites
Owner description: A warm family welcome awaits you at our craft studio where you can have a go no matter what age or ability!The potters... more » Owner description: A warm family welcome awaits you at our craft studio where you can have a go no matter what age or ability!The potters wheels, Decopatch, pottery painting, mosaics, plant pots, wooden shapes and keepsakes with hand and foot prints are available every day! Prices start at just £4.50, No hidden extras.We can fully glaze and fire in our studio.We have loads of take home in the day options.We have our own toilet and baby change.Hot and cold drink facilities. « less
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Derwentwater (Keswick)
#2 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Bodies of Water
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Wastwater Lake (Wasdale Head)
#3 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Bodies of Water
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Treetop Trek (Windermere)
#4 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Brand New family fun at Brockhole Windermere. With 35 exciting treetop challenges to swing, climb, balance and fly your way... more » Owner description: Brand New family fun at Brockhole Windermere. With 35 exciting treetop challenges to swing, climb, balance and fly your way through the ancient woodland canopy and discover views previously reserved for the squirrels and bats! Perfect for Friends, Families, Celebrations, Groups, Parties, School, Youth & Corporate Events... the outdoors has never been this much fun! « less
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#5 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Hiking Trails
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Orrest Head (Windermere)
#6 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Lookouts; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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#7 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Hiking Trails; Mountains
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Buttermere (Buttermere)
#8 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Bodies of Water; Hiking Trails
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Holehird Gardens (Windermere)
#9 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Gardens
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Easedale Tarn (Grasmere)
#10 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Bodies of Water
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#11 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Tarn Hows (Coniston)
#12 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Bodies of Water; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
One of the most popular spots in the Lake District, this lake was originally created to supply water to a saw mill.
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#13 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Indoor Climbing Venue, suitable for all ages in the heart of The Lake District. Offering Taster sessions, Private Lessons and... more » Owner description: Indoor Climbing Venue, suitable for all ages in the heart of The Lake District. Offering Taster sessions, Private Lessons and Kids Clubs throughout the week, and open late for experienced climbers.Our parent company also offer a wide range of outdoor activities; from kayaking and rock climbing, to gorge scrambling and hiking. « less
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Lake Windermere (Windermere)
#14 of 278 in Cumbria
Owner description: More than ten miles in length, Windermere is England's largest lake that offers a wide variety of summer recreation including... more » Owner description: More than ten miles in length, Windermere is England's largest lake that offers a wide variety of summer recreation including cruises, fishing, boating, sailing and scuba diving. « less
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Helm Crag (Grasmere)
#15 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Geologic Formations; Hiking Trails
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Brant Fell Above the Bustle (Bowness-on-Windermere)
#16 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Trails
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#17 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Theaters

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is Cumbria's only year-round producing theatre, described by The Independent as "the most beautifully located and friendly theatre in Britain... more »

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#18 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Museum will open on Friday 4th April for the 2014 Season, its 52nd, with some exciting new exhibits demonstrating the... more » Owner description: The Museum will open on Friday 4th April for the 2014 Season, its 52nd, with some exciting new exhibits demonstrating the close ties that existed between the RAF and the City of Carlisle. We're also home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artifact's and displays some reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation and the main developer and manufacturer of a reliable jet engine. The museum's primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, its display and interpretation. Take a nostalgic journey back to Wartime Cumberland or climb aboard a Vulcan Bomber and experience the conditions the crew faced that would have had to deliver Britain's nuclear deterrent in the 60's. The museum is a Registered Charity and is run by a dedicated team of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers who give up their free time to painstakingly restore many of the exhibits. Through their love and knowledge they are preserving aviation history for generations to come. « less
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Eden Rock (Carlisle)
#19 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Eden Rock is one of the largest indoor bouldering walls in England. We have something for everyone, even if you've never... more » Owner description: Eden Rock is one of the largest indoor bouldering walls in England. We have something for everyone, even if you've never tried bouldering or rock climbing before. « less
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#20 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Historic Sites
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Rydal Water (Windermere)
#21 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ullswater Lake (Lake District)
#22 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Bodies of Water
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#23 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Religious Sites
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Allan Bank (Grasmere)
#24 of 278 in Cumbria
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Aira Force (Lake District)
#25 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Waterfalls
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Go Ape Whinlatter (Braithwaite)
#26 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings;... more » Owner description: Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor. « less
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#27 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Parks; Sports Complexes
Owner description: Keswick Rugby Football Club is located just next to Booths Supermarket in the centre of Keswick - We are a small family... more » Owner description: Keswick Rugby Football Club is located just next to Booths Supermarket in the centre of Keswick - We are a small family friendly club which is primarily a Rugby Club which has representations from aged 5 years through to 2 Adult Teams - we are also a Function venue for all kinds of celebrations, meetings, conferences and all other social gatherings - we are also a Clubhouse with a fully stocked bar selling local Beers and Real Ales - we also sell Fresh Bean to Cup Coffee from Rijo42 and we offer a full Bar Meal menu with Children's Menu and sweets available - we boast the most beautiful Beer Garden in the town and in Winter we have two real open fires - we show all major sporting events on our Giant screen and we welcome everyone. So, why not give us a "try" ! « less
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Wrynose Pass (Eskdale)
#28 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Mountains; Scenic Drives
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#29 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: Reputedly the most beautiful train journey in England, this 15-inch, narrow gauge railway carries passengers along seven... more » Owner description: Reputedly the most beautiful train journey in England, this 15-inch, narrow gauge railway carries passengers along seven miles of scenic track, from the old Roman Port of Ravenglass along the Eskdale Valley to Eskdale during a 40-minute ride. « less
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#30 of 278 in Cumbria
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake... more » Owner description: The Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere in the beautiful English Lake District.This thought-provoking attraction provides a perfect 'whatever the weather', all year venue, which entertains and enthrals all ages.Our free educational quiz helps pass on knowledge and understanding.We offer combined ticketing with Windermere Lake Cruises and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway.The museum's adjacent Cafe Ambio has a beautiful riverside setting and our welcoming gift shop is among the best of places to find the perfect present for any occasion. « less
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