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Cumbria Karting (Barrow-in-Furness)
Ranked #121 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: We have a huge fast flowing 500+ Metre indoor track, the biggest of its kind in Cumbria with top of the range Sodi Go Karts... more » Owner description: We have a huge fast flowing 500+ Metre indoor track, the biggest of its kind in Cumbria with top of the range Sodi Go Karts reaching a top speed of upto 40mph. We are a family run business also hosting a high tech 4 lane bowling alley in the same building, with a cafe, arcades and a fully licenced bar, Great fun for all the family. We are the only company in the uk to host Go Karting and Bowling under the same roof! « less
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Wray Castle (Ambleside)
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$44* and up
Ranked #122 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the Windermere shores, with turrets, towers and informal grounds.Wray Castle came to us without... more » Owner description: Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the Windermere shores, with turrets, towers and informal grounds.Wray Castle came to us without its contents so you will not see a 'typical' National Trust house full of paintings, furniture and antiques with an accompanying owner-family history through the ages. What you will see is a 'tired' but fascinating building with hints of its ‘grand’ past and plenty of signs of its varied history (a history that shows in its fixtures and fittings right up to the 1990s, including numbers on room doors and institutional paint-schemes). Make sure you join one of our free tours to get its full life story.If you've children to entertain you'll be pleased to know the rooms may be empty of grand possessions but full of kids having fun in our dressing up and story-telling spaces, perfect for a wet day in the Lakes! There’s plenty to do outdoors too, like rope swing, den-building and trails, in our family-friendly gardens and grounds. « less
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Stone Arthur (Grasmere)
Ranked #123 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Earnse Bay (Barrow-in-Furness)
Ranked #124 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #125 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #126 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Barrow-in-Furness Library (Barrow-in-Furness)
Ranked #127 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Penrith Castle (Penrith)
Ranked #128 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Lakes Aquarium (Newby Bridge)
Ranked #129 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Aquariums
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Ranked #130 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #131 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Enjoy the gardens, relax in the Kitchen Garden Cafe and visit the animals. The gardens are full of interesting features... more » Owner description: Enjoy the gardens, relax in the Kitchen Garden Cafe and visit the animals. The gardens are full of interesting features including colourful terraces and herbaceous borders, formal lawns, kitchen gardens, woodlands, meadows and ponds. There are impressive views too and you can buy some plants to take home with you. At the Kitchen Garden Cafe you can enjoy coffee, cakes, light lunches including pizzas and other hot food from the outdoor wood-fired oven. Homemade ice-creams and cordials are also on the menu. We grow and rear as much of our own produce as possible for Askham Hall Cafe and our pub and restaurant the George and Dragon in nearby Clfton.You can meet the animals too in our special animal viewing area - including rare-breed pigs, goats and shorthorn cattle and soon, free-range chickens and ducks. And children can also enjoy the outdoor play area. « less
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Ranked #132 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Hiking Trails
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The Fun Factory Bowness (Bowness-on-Windermere)
Ranked #133 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Playgrounds
Owner description: Recently opened as "The Fun Factory" Bowness. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. Parents can relax on our soft sofas... more » Owner description: Recently opened as "The Fun Factory" Bowness. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. Parents can relax on our soft sofas whilst overlooking magnificent views of Lake Windermere, whist your children let off steam in the soft play area. Cafe Dolce is also opened daily serving a variety of hot beverages cakes and snacks. « less
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Ranked #134 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Kendal Museum (Kendal)
Ranked #135 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Museums
Owner description: Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and natural history from... more » Owner description: Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and natural history from around the globe. « less
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Ranked #136 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Ranked #137 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #138 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Roman Bath-house (Ravenglass)
Ranked #139 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Museums
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Ranked #140 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Equestrian Trails
Owner description: Bigland Hall Equestrian is a horse riding school located in Backbarrow. We offer lessons that are suitable for anyone and all... more » Owner description: Bigland Hall Equestrian is a horse riding school located in Backbarrow. We offer lessons that are suitable for anyone and all ages. We teach all year round and in a very nice indoor arena, so we can give lessons rain or shine. We do both group and private lessons, and classic dressage lessons for medium to advanced riders. We have a pony club that connects children with ponies for a ride, petting, or grooming.We also offer trekking lessons and hacking. We do full day, half day, and two hour long hacks in different locations. These rides are held in a variety of different areas. We even do group rides on the beach. We also host a BHS riding club. « less
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Mayburgh Henge (Penrith)
Ranked #141 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #142 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell-McCosh Family for eleven generations. Here, visitors can discover and enjoy a fine... more » Owner description: Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell-McCosh Family for eleven generations. Here, visitors can discover and enjoy a fine mixture of Mediaeval, Tudor & early Georgian architecture and Award Winning Gardens, richly planted with unusual combinations of flowers and shrubs. Highlights include the Rose Walk, Ancient Apple Trees, Tudor Knot Garden, Blue Himalayan Poppies, Earth Sculpture and Stumpery. Home to the International Marmalade Festival. Homemade food served in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom, Historic Parkland with the Dacre Walk, Gift Shop with Antiques,Plant Sales, Special Events throughout the year & Group Bookings. Free parking. HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2013. « less
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Isel Hall (Cockermouth)
Ranked #143 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #144 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Museums
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Ranked #145 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks

Dubwath Silver Meadows Wetland Nature Reserve is a unique site located in the northern reaches of the Lake District National Park where Bassenthwaite Lake once extended its... more »

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Ranked #146 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Forests; Nature and Parks
Ranked #147 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Lakeland Quads (Haverthwaite)
Ranked #148 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Owner description: Scenic quad bike treks in the stunning Lake District. Our challenging treks can take you across the fells over rugged terrain... more » Owner description: Scenic quad bike treks in the stunning Lake District. Our challenging treks can take you across the fells over rugged terrain and natural obstacles offering some of the most breathtaking views of the Southern Lake District & Windermere. We specialise in small groups, allowing us to tailor treks to meet your requirements « less
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Ranked #149 of 187 attractions in Lake District
Category: Waterfalls; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Forests; Mountains; Gardens
Castle Crag (Keswick)
Ranked #150 of 187 attractions in Lake District
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