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Crafty Monkeys (Penrith)
Ranked #1 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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)
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$697* and up
Ranked #2 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Buttermere (Buttermere)
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$394* and up
Ranked #3 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Orrest Head (Windermere)
Ranked #4 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Lookouts; Cultural
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Holehird Gardens (Windermere)
Ranked #5 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Mountains; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Easedale Tarn (Grasmere)
Ranked #7 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Helm Crag (Grasmere)
Ranked #8 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Geologic Formations; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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$394* and up
Ranked #9 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Loughrigg Fell (Ambleside)
Ranked #10 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Mountains; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
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Lake Windermere (Windermere)
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$394* and up
Ranked #11 of 169 attractions in Lake District
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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Allan Bank (Grasmere)
Ranked #12 of 169 attractions in Lake District
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$63* and up
Ranked #13 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
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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Tarn Hows (Coniston)
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$475* and up
Ranked #14 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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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Rydal Water (Windermere)
Ranked #15 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Blackwell Arts and Crafts House (Bowness-on-Windermere)
Ranked #16 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Museums
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Wrynose Pass (Eskdale)
Ranked #17 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Mountains; Scenic Drives; Outdoors
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Levens Hall (Kendal)
Ranked #18 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Cartmel Priory (Cartmel)
Ranked #19 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
beautiful mediaeval church
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Townend (Troutbeck)
Ranked #20 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Mines; Outdoors
Owner description: Honister Slate Mine is a unique award winning experience, England's last remaining working slate mine and England's very... more » Owner description: Honister Slate Mine is a unique award winning experience, England's last remaining working slate mine and England's very first Via Ferrata!! « less
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Ranked #22 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Mountains; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
This is England's 3rd highest mountain at 3,118 feet.
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Ranked #23 of 169 attractions in Lake District
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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Aira Force (Penrith)
Ranked #24 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Dove Cottage (Grasmere)
Ranked #25 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth during his most productive and inspired years. He arrived in 1799, looking for a haven, where he could settle down and fulfil his... more »

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Ranked #26 of 169 attractions in Lake District

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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Place Fell (Patterdale)
Ranked #27 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Jenkin Crag (Ambleside)
Ranked #28 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Lookouts; Cultural
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Alcock Tarn (Grasmere)
Ranked #29 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Lake Grasmere (Grasmere)
Ranked #30 of 169 attractions in Lake District
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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