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Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in Penrith
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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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Established for over 20 years Rookin House has an amazing range of activities at competitive prices.We can offer activities... more » Owner description: Established for over 20 years Rookin House has an amazing range of activities at competitive prices.We can offer activities for individuals, families and large groups including stag& hen and corporate.We are situated half way between Keswick and Penrith (9miles from each) and 4 miles from Ullswater.The mountain range of Blencathra provides a stunning back drop for the centre.Activities include Horse Riding, Pony Trekking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Air Rifles, Archery, Indoor Karting, Human Bowling, Zip Wire, Assault Course, Argo Cat Off Road Experience, Dakar 4 X 4 and a Stalwart Army Truck.Pre-booking advisable. « less
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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Equestrian Trails
Owner description: Wanderlusts offer the only Horse Drawn Gypsy Caravan Holidays as well as static gypsy caravans in beautiful places in and... more » Owner description: Wanderlusts offer the only Horse Drawn Gypsy Caravan Holidays as well as static gypsy caravans in beautiful places in and around Cumbria and The Lake District National Park! We are a small family business and are completely off grid! For more info/pictures and testimonials see our website and/or facebook page under wanderlusts gypsy caravans. « less
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Ranked #5 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Movie Theaters
Owner description: Located in the heart of Penrith, the Alhambra Cinemas provide a first-class cinema experience, screening all the latest... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of Penrith, the Alhambra Cinemas provide a first-class cinema experience, screening all the latest cinema releases as well as independent and foreign-language films in comfortable and relaxing surroundings.Now with Dolby Digital projection and Dolby Digital sound. « less
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Castles; Gardens
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 outlines of 17th Century and Edwardian gardens intact, overplanted with trees and covered by moss and lichen. The castle ruins are a constant reminder of the powerful presence of this place and it's role in history. A major restoration project started 3 years ago and has uncovered a stunning selection of garden vistas - Pate d'Oie, Japanese Gardens, Pinetum and so much more. Atmospheric and enchanting, these gardens encourage reflection on the stunning past of this unique place. 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, stunning views from the escarpment 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 free, well behaved dogs very welcome. Why not visit the Courtyard Café for light soups, specials, wraps and a wonderful selection of cakes and bakes. Luxury Picnics ( please order in advance) or make up your own from our 'take - away' selection.Visitor Feedback and comments:Ms H (London) The gardens are fantastic in their “hidden/secret garden” stateMr 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) Café 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 #7 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #8 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Mysterious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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 #9 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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Ranked #10 of 28 attractions in Penrith
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Ranked #11 of 28 attractions in Penrith
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Ranked #12 of 28 attractions in Penrith
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Ranked #13 of 28 attractions in Penrith
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Ranked #14 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #15 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
New attraction in Penrith opened in July 2010
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Ranked #16 of 28 attractions in Penrith
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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Ranked #17 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Other; Zoos
Owner description: Wetheriggs Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is a small family run animal rescue centre and zoo on the edge of the Lake District.... more » Owner description: Wetheriggs Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is a small family run animal rescue centre and zoo on the edge of the Lake District. Situated on the old Wetheriggs Pottery site, the centre is currently home to over 1200 animals, many of which have been pets in the past and are now looking for new homes. Some of the animals are brought in from the RSPCA and other animal rescue organisations and centres.There is lots to see, and visitors have the chance to get close to many of the animals and even feed some of them.We offer talks and animal handling sessions during weekends and local school holidays, and we are always happy to go the extra mile for our visitors, so if there is any animal you'd like to hold or learn more about please just ask. « less
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Ranked #18 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #19 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Castles
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Ranked #20 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Sports Complexes
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Ranked #21 of 28 attractions in Penrith
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Ranked #22 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Ranked #23 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Ranked #24 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Gardens
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 #25 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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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
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