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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Cumbria

The county of the sausage of the same name, Cumberland also has many pretty villages, and a long and dramatic coast. Places to Visit in Cumbria Sizergh and Muncaster Gardens are listed below.
27 Results In Or Near Cumbria
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Discover the Fascinating Sizergh Castle The medieval Sizergh Castle has been the home of the Strickland family for over 750 years. The 14th century tower was extended in Tudor times. It has an exceptional series of oak-panelled interiors with intricately carved chimneypieces and early oak furniture, culminating in the magnificent Inlaid Chamber. On display are collections of family portraits and ceramics that have been amassed over the centuries along with recent photographs. The castl...
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Discover the fascinating History of Muncaster Castle, Cumbria Muncaster Castle and gardens described by John Ruskin as the `Gateway to Paradise´with over 70 acres of glorious gardens set around the castle, featuring plants and trees from all over the world. Spectacular, monstrously tall, early-flowering rhododendrons, camellia and azalea collections set against the dramatic backdrop of the Lake District fells. Don´t miss these in April & May, or `Bluebell Heaven´ in April. No matter ...
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Take the lead and follow your instinct to discover "one of the top eight distilleries to visit before you die".
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Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion, built around a 13th century Pele tower, converted into a gentleman´s residence and home of the Bagot family, containing fine panelling, plasterwork and period furniture. Also paintings by Rubens, Lely and Cuyp and antique Cordova leather wall hangings. The earliest English patchwork is on display along with Napoleonic memorabilia and other fascinating objects. The world famous topiary gardens laid out by Monsieur Beaumont in 1694, can be seen along with ...
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Established for over two decades, The Lamplighter offers a choice of dining options. On a chilly night, head for the cosy bar where you'll find the open fire blazing, or if you're in the mood for a full on gastronomic experience try the handsomely appointed high ceilinged Victorian restaurant. There's a veranda and sunken terrace for al fresco dining when the weather's agreeable too. There's a comforting feel to many of the dishes here - start with haggis bon bons, with English mustard mayon...
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The Lake Edge Restaurant at Storrs Hall offers a dinner menu that changes with the seasons. Storrs Hall works with dedicated local suppliers and food producers. This practice reduces food miles and ensures that you have the opportunity to enjoy the very best quality produce this beautiful region has to offer.
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Take a Stroll through Acorn Bank Garden Acorn Bank Garden, a pretty walled garden in Temple Sowerby, near Penrith, is home to more than 200 species of herbs plus some delightful fruit orchards. A National Trust property, this is a classic English attraction with wonderful views across Eden Valley to the Lake District - all green fields, bright yellow cereal crops and grazing sheep. Take a stroll along Crowdundle Beck (look out for wildlife scuttling across your path en route) to r...
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Discover the Story behind Beatrix Potter Discover the life of one of the worlds most beloved childrens authors at the Beatrix Potter Gallery near Ambleside where you can enjoy an exhibition of her original drawings and watercolours. The gallery also offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about Ms Potter's life outside writing – her passion for farming and conservation are showcased alongside her legacy and how it made the place we know the Lake District to be today. The building...
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Based in the historic old courthouse, in the market place in Ambleside, this gallery occupies three floors. Having established a strong reputation for supporting high quality arts and craft workmanship, the Old Courthouse Gallery continues to represent all that is good about contemporary arts in the Lake District and the UK in general. The range of work displayed is extensive and covers multiple media - woodworking, wall art, glass, ceramics, metal sculpture and jewellery. Whether you ...
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Discover the fascinating History of Muncaster Castle, Cumbria Muncaster Castle, home of the Pennington family since 1208, is probably built on Roman foundations. Anthony Salvin remodelled the Castle in the 1860s. The Great Hall is filled with paintings and heraldic windows, and the Octagonal Library rises to a Gothic vault. In the Dining Room, complete with restored leather wall-coverings, the family silver and an ornamental set of Derby porcelain are displayed. Florentine bronzes, fin...
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North Lakes Hotel's spa is a haven for the senses with all guests need to feel rather special. With a renowned range of treatments using Caudalie products, guests will experience world-class delivery. With great customer care, guests will love the experience on offer.
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There are two restaurants at Gilpin Hotel - the acclaimed, Michelin-starred HRiSHi, and a more casual dining restaurant called Gilpin Spice. At HRiSHi, chef Hrishikesh Desai takes the very best regional produce and adds his own unique Asian twist, to create dishes with stunning flavours and textures. In Gilpin Spice, the focus is on the spice trail, with dishes influenced by food and flavours from India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, China and the Philippines.
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As the Lake District builds its reputation as an epicurean escape, Linthwaite House is proud to introduce ‘Stella', an innovative restaurant where visitors can sample locally sourced and organic produce that showcases Cumbrian fare. Food is influenced by international celebrity chef, Ritu Dalmia, and her Italian cooking.
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The Restaurant @ Applegarth Villa in Windermere, the Lake District for relaxed dining and delicious, seasonal food. Adult only so complete escapism.
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Offering cruises on the Lake District's stunning Ullswater, Ullswater Steamers operates year round, with one of the largest heritage fleets in the world. Taking in some of the area's finest views and destinations, these cruises are a must-do for anyone visiting the Lakes.
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The Garden Spa is a luxury spa on the edge of the Lake District Our philosophy is simple; from the moment you arrive we want you to enjoy feeling totally relaxed and indulged. Whether you are spending a couple of hours, a day or a Spa break with us, you are escaping the everyday and entering a world of calm and well-being. Just like you our treatment menu is unique, with most treatments being suitable for both men and women aged 16 and over, our carefully selected product houses now inc...
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Explore The Lake District National Park The Lake District National Park, tucked into the north west corner of England, hardly needs any introduction, such is its fame across the UK as one of the most beautiful spots in Britain. Whether you create an itinerary of activities for your holiday including everything from canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming and white water rafting or simply tie up your walking boots and set off on a random adventure, this place is hard to beat for sheer b...
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Discover the Fascinating Sizergh Castle Sizergh Castle´s garden has two lakes and a superb rock garden. All this is set in a 1600 acre estate crossed by public footpaths, providing short walks from the castle to dramatic viewpoints over Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells. The gardens and grounds are particularly amazing in spring, with spring bulbs and blossom. The National Trust´s largest limestone rock garden developed in the 1920s, is housed here in which ancient maples squat...
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Built around a 13th century pele tower, Levens Hall and Gardens are to be found at the gateway to the Lake District National Park. Levens Hall is home to the world's oldest, and the largest, topiary gardens.
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Appleby Castle has its roots in Roman times and is one of the few Norman castles in the UK to have been lived in continuously since its construction. The ramparts dug in 1095, the Keep, portcullis door, inner bailey walls, round tower and great hall of this motte and bailey all form the character of this relic from medieval England.
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Rothay Manor Fine Dining offers modern British cuisine, holding 3AA rosettes the restaurant offers 5 & 9 course tasting menus with vegetarian options for both.
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A luxury 4-star hotel, set in the tranquil, stunning scenery of the Borrowdale Valley. If you wish to relax and enjoy some of the finest fell views and walking available in the Lakes, treat yourself to a stay at this 4-star country house hotel.
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Bathe in Beauty and Wellbeing Discover the sanctuary of our pool and spa, and feel your cares melt away... Lakeside is the only Aveda destination spa in England, offering a complete range of facial and body treatments to purify, nourish and revitalise. In our private treatment rooms, skilled therapists restore body and mind - leaving you renewed, refreshed and glowing with radiance. Our pool and relaxation area are visually stunning with etched glass panels of Lakeland landscapes creat...
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There's nothing more seductive than spa-ing in scenic surroundings, and on the banks of Lake Windermere experience unforgettable downtime at Macdonald Old England Hotel. The location couldn't be more perfect: take in views over mature lawns or spot the private jetties go by on the beautiful waters. Inside the spa, cool leather lounges woo tired souls to snuggle up in ambient environs while a host of expert Elemis therapies, performed in hushed and cosseting treatment rooms, guarantee your min...
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The FYR restaurant offers guests the ultimate dining experience. The new design has been inspired by the restaurant's Lakeland landscape, and the open fire grill brings an authentic style of cooking.
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From its stone exterior, the Punch Bowl looks like a typical Lake District inn. Inside things are rather different. High-backed chocolate brown leather chairs, sparkling white linen and polished oak flooring give the dining room a decidedly modern feel. The menu adheres to the local/seasonal mantra, albeit it with a European twist. Begin with Cumbrian air dried ham with parmesan and rocket salad or baked Cumbrian Cheddar cheese and spring onion soufflé. Main courses might include duck breast ...
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This spectacular motte and bailey castle has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps.
12 Results Slightly Further Afield
50.9 miles from the centre of Cumbria
Independent family-owned country pub, delicious fresh food, rural views & setting, easy access to M6 (5 mins), selection of real ales, wines & local gins.
26.6 miles from the centre of Cumbria
Southerness is set on the remote Solway Firth with panoramic views of Criffel Peak and across to the Lake District of Cumbria. Philip Mackenzie Ross laid out the course and it is considered to be his best creation. A little over 6,500 yards with a par of 69, it's a tough test with two short par fives offering realistic birdie opportunities, but there are eight par fours over 400 yards. The best holes run along the shore, starting with the eighth and the 12th and 13th are particularly good hol...
35.3 miles from the centre of Cumbria
Go Back in time and Experience the Life of a Roman Soldier at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrians wall Set on Hadrians wall, Housesteads Roman Fort is home to stunning panoramic views of Northumberland and a fantastic educational visitors centre. The Fort is one of twelve built by Emperor Hadrian in around 124BC and the accompanying museum is stacked with a range of objects found on the site such as flat-bottomed pottery and cooking pots. English Heritage, which operates the site, ha...
37.7 miles from the centre of Cumbria
Lancashire's Leighton Hall is the family home of the Gillows, the noted furniture makers. Fascinating and enjoyable tours of the house are available, and there are glorious gardens and parkland to explore, as well as woodland trails. Afternoon teas are available, and there a regular displays of birds of prey.
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44.0 miles from the centre of Cumbria
Over 250 years old, the historic and atmospheric pub has an old world charm. In the Lune Valley, between Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale, the Fenwick is a perfect place to relax in front of the fire and enjoy our daily changing menu; even better stay the night in their 5-star pub with rooms and enjoy an extra after dinner drink!
46.8 miles from the centre of Cumbria
Trigony Garden Spa is a unique exclusive use micro spa offering a range of holistic and 100% organic treatments in the seclusion and privacy of the spa garden at Trigony House Hotel. Guests can totally relax and unwind in the Swedish wood-fired hot tub and Finnish sauna cabin, both with wonderful countryside views.
42.2 miles from the centre of Cumbria
Discover the Life of Roman Solider at Chesters Fort & Museum on Hadrian's Wall Part of Hadrian's Wall and built in 122-123AD, Chesters Fort & Museum is the best-preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain and allows visitors to explore officers' quarters and the well-preserved baths and steam room. Inside the museum there is a treasure trove of Roman items unearthed during the excavation of Hadrian's wall including the Clayton Collection of altars and sculptures.
44.9 miles from the centre of Cumbria
Since moving to Gresgarth Hall in 1978 with her family, world-renowned landscape designer and plantswoman Arabella Lennox-Boyd has created one of the most excit
23.8 miles from the centre of Cumbria
At the end of the Solway Firth is Powfoot, one of the area's best but least well-known courses. Laid out by James Braid in 1903, it weaves its way along the Firth on undulating links before the last four holes which are almost parkland in feel. Measuring 6,255 yards, it's not long but five holes are more than 400 yards and the third which hugs the shoreline is a beauty while short seventh and the ninth are also real challenges, the ninth especially with a long carry from the tee and a tricky ...
46.8 miles from the centre of Cumbria
Our award winning hotel restaurant caters for those who wish to book a table in our restaurant and also guests of the hotel. In 2015 for the fifth year running Trigony House Hotel were awarded gold medals for our rustic cuisine at the Scottish Hotel Awards, as well as winning “Best Restaurant in South West Scotland” and “Best Breakfast in South-West Scotland”, which is truly something to be experienced. Our award winning rustic cuisine and informal dining complemented by a range of fine wi...
48.2 miles from the centre of Cumbria
The Traddock is an award-winning restaurant set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Open-minded as to what makes a fine meal, the team has a passion for sourcing and preparing the finest foods around and the restaurant has partnered with many local producers who supply the kitchens with the best ingredients that Yorkshire has to offer.
45.1 miles from the centre of Cumbria
Explore the Stunning Beauty of The Yorkshire Dales National Park The Yorkshire Dales National Park has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It's a special place – a fantastic outdoor arena for recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife. This special place is a favourite destination for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders alike and for those who want to explore the lovely villages, find out more about the Dales' booming industrial p...
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