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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Penrith
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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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Penrith
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Penrith
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and buzzards. Flying demonstrations daily from... more » Owner description: A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and buzzards. Flying demonstrations daily from 2 pm to 4pm. Visitors get the opportunity to fly a bird at the display. On site vintage tea room and local crafts. « less
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Penrith
Category: Castles; Gardens; Cultural
Owner description: A place of inspiration. The gardens at Lowther castle have lain abandoned for 70 years, and the original plantings have long... more » Owner description: A place of inspiration. The gardens at Lowther castle have lain abandoned for 70 years, and the original plantings have long since disappeared leaving the the architectural outlines of 17th Century and Edwardian gardens intact despite WWII weapons testing in the gardens, since overplanted with trees and covered by moss and lichen. The castle ruins are a constant reminder of the powerful presence of this place and its role in history. A major restoration project started 4 years ago and has uncovered a stunning selection of garden remains and vistas - the Pate d'Oie, Rock Gardens, Pinetum, 17th C. yew avenue, stunning views from the escarpment, and so much more. Atmospheric and enchanting, these gardens encourage reflection on the stunning past of this unique place. A small restoration exhibition shows details of the work already undertaken on the castle ruin and courtyard areas as well as 'stunning before and after' images. Tree trail, rope swings for all ages, and wild play areas for children. We are a charity. Admittance fees help us to continue the on-going works.Opening hours 10.00am to 5.00pm everyday; adults £8, children under 16 free, well behaved dogs very welcome. Why not visit the Courtyard Cafe for light lunches, soups, sandwiches and a wonderful selection of cakes and bakes. Luxury Picnics (please order in advance) or make up your own from our 'take - away' selection. We also have a gift and plant shop in the stable block. Visitor Feedback and comments:Ms H (London) The gardens are fantastic in their "hidden/secret garden" state Mr S (Worcester) First Visit! Stunning grounds & views. Really informative chat with Head Gardener.Ms U (Kirkby Stephen) Great space, lovely coffee & cake and really like the timeline information boards. Hope you go from strength to strengthMr & Mrs W (Marske by the Sea) A lovely walk through the grounds and a pleasure to see something coming back to life.We will certainly visit again.Ms H (Wirral) Cafe lovely, staff lovely, gardens lovely,Mr & Mrs A Kent We really enjoyed our visit here, with an interesting and scenic walk around the garden, the fascinating ruined castle, the warm and informative welcome and the excellent tearoom.Ms S (Doncaster) Amazed at how much you have achieved since my last visit. Daffodils beautiful. See you again, hopefully not too long. Well done everyone, be proud! « less
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Penrith
Category: Historic Sites; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 22 attractions in Penrith
Category: Historic Sites; Mysterious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
Owner description: Dating from the Bronze Age, this is England's third largest stone circle that consists of a huge ring (the Daughters) of more... more » Owner description: Dating from the Bronze Age, this is England's third largest stone circle that consists of a huge ring (the Daughters) of more than 60 stones and Long Meg, a 12-foot-high block of red sandstone. « less
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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in Penrith
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 22 attractions in Penrith
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Ranked #9 of 22 attractions in Penrith
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Ranked #10 of 22 attractions in Penrith
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 22 attractions in Penrith
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Ranked #12 of 22 attractions in Penrith
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Ranked #13 of 22 attractions in Penrith
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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 #14 of 22 attractions in Penrith
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 22 attractions in Penrith
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 22 attractions in Penrith
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Cultural
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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Ranked #17 of 22 attractions in Penrith
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Owner description: We provide outdoor adventures for small, medium or large private groups of family or friends to discover, enjoy and... more » Owner description: We provide outdoor adventures for small, medium or large private groups of family or friends to discover, enjoy and appreciate the Lake District in a low-impact, environmentally-conscious manner. « less
Dalemain (Pooley Bridge)
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This medieval Tudor and early-Georgian mansion has been home to the Hasell family since 1679.
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