The Lake District has very rich history if the matter concerns art and literature. Many very famous poets and writers lived there and were inspired by the beauty of the area.

Among them were so called Lake poets William Wordsworth, Hartley Coleridge, Robert Southey, the children’s author Beatrix Potter, and many famous English Artists, Sculptors, Actors, Playwrites and Musicians. Nowadays there’s Summer theatre performances in the Old Laundry Theatre. Lake District has its own distinctive sports such as fell running, hound trailing, and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling. Sometimes celebrations are taking place at valley shows, where indigenous breeds of sheep and local crafts and foods are presented.

Attractions

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Windermere Steamboat Museum

The Windermere Steamboat Museum has a nationally important collection of historic vessels demonstrating the continuous development of boatbuilding in the Lake District

W: steamboats.org.uk T: +44 (0)15394 45565
Cruise Lake Windermere

Windermere Lake Cruises

The most popular attraction in Cumbria. Windermere is Englands largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours

Click here for more info
W: windermere-lakecruises.co.uk T: +44 (0)15394 43360
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The World of Beatrix Potter

The Lake District’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife inspired Beatrix Potter to write her much-loved stories. Come and explore this wonderful landscape where the tales are brought to life.

W: hop-skip-jump.com T: 0844 504 1233
Push Bikes

PUSH – Bike Shop & Hire

More a gentleman’s clubhouse! Rider owned; Bespoke sales, service and repairs. Sponsors of Windermere Triathlon 2014; Have your hire bikes & helmets delivered to May Cottage!

Click here for more info
W: pushcartel.co.uk T: +44 (0)1539 431408
Hawkshead Brewery

Hawkshead Brewery

Local Brewing….

Damson Day

Damson Day

Damson Day at Low Farm, Crosthwaite, 12th April

Activities

Cruise Lake Windermere

Windermere Lake Cruises

The most popular attraction in Cumbria. Windermere is Englands largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours

Click here for more info
W: windermere-lakecruises.co.uk T: +44 (0)15394 43360
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The Lake District Walker

Get a guided walking tour around Lake District and beyond. This is the perfect activity for any outdoor enthusiast.

W: thelakedistrictwalker.co.uk T: 0844 693 3389
Push Bikes

PUSH – Bike Shop & Hire

More a gentleman’s clubhouse! Rider owned; Bespoke sales, service and repairs. Sponsors of Windermere Triathlon 2014; Have your hire bikes & helmets delivered to May Cottage!

Click here for more info
W: pushcartel.co.uk T: +44 (0)1539 431408
Parklands Leisure Facilities

Parklands Leisure Facilities

(AFTER MAY REFURB…) Indoor heated Swimming Pool; Sauna; Jacuzzi; Steam Room; Gymnasium. Afterwards? Lounge / Cafe

Click here for more info

Local Dining

Hawkshead Brewery

Hawkshead Brewery

Local Brewing….

Seasonal Attractions

  • Cartmel Horse Races

    Sat 24 May - Mon 25 Aug

    Cartmel Races 25th & 27th May; – 26th & 28th June; 18th & 20th July; 29th & 31st Aug 2015

  • 1850’s Dickensian Christmas Market

    Sat 28 Nov - Sun 29 Nov

    Ulverston