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The Beacon
West Strand, Whitehaven
Tel: 01946 592302
www.copelandbc.gov.uk
Award-winning attraction and museum superbly situated overlooking the Georgian harbour of Whitehaven, one of England's 'gem towns'.

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Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin
Standish Street, Coniston
Tel: 015394 41396
www.brantwood.org.uk
The most beautifully situated house in the Lake District, home of John Ruskin from 1872 until 1900. Discover the wealth of things to do at Brantwood.

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Cars of The Stars Motor Museum
Keswick
Tel: 017687 73757
www.carsofthestars.com
Features TV and film vehicles including the Batmobile, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the James Bond Aston Martin, Herbie, FAB 1 plus many other famous cars and motorcycles.

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The Dock Museum
North Road, Barrow-in-Furness
Tel: 01229 894444
www.dockmuseum.org.uk
Spectacular modern museum built over an original Victorian graving dock. Galleries include multi-media interactives, and impressive ship models.

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Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum
Town End, Grasmere, Ambleside
Tel: 015394 35544
www.wordsworth.org.uk
Wordsworth's home 1799-1808. Museum with manuscripts, farmhouse reconstruction, paintings and drawings. Special events throughout the year.

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Furness Abbey (English Heritage)
Barrow-in-Furness
Tel: 01229 823420
www.english-heritage.org.uk
Ruins of 12th century Cistercian abbey, the 2nd wealthiest in England. Extensive remains include transepts, choir and west tower of church, canopied seats, arches, church.

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Gleaston Water Mill
Gleaston, Ulverston
Tel: 01229 869244
www.watermill.co.uk
A truly rural experience abounding with all things country – a water cornmill, artefacts, traditions, folklore and cooking and of course the acclaimed Pig's Whisper Store.

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Heron Glass Ltd.
The Lakes Glass Centre, Ulverston
Tel: 01229 581121
www.herongiftware.com
Heron Glass Ltd and Cumbria Crystal, displays of making handblown glass giftware and lead crystal. Lighthouse café and restaurant. A Gateway to Furness Exhibition.

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Hill Top (National Trust)
Near Sawrey, Ambleside
Tel: 015394 36269
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Beatrix Potter wrote many of her popular Peter Rabbit stories and other books in this charming little house, which still contains her own china and furniture.

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Holker Hall & Gardens
Cark in Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands
Tel: 015395 58328
www.holker-hall.co.uk
Including Victorian new wing, formal and woodland garden, deer park, motor museum, adventure playground, café and gift shop.

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Jennings Brothers PLC
The Castle Brewery, Cockermouth
Tel: 0845 129 7185
www.jenningsbrewery.co.uk
Guided tours of Jennings traditional brewery and sampling of the ales in the Old Cooperage Bar.

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The Lake District Coast Aquarium Maryport
South Quay, Maryport
Tel: 01900 817760
www.lakedistrict-coastaquarium.co.uk
Purpose-built independent aquarium with over 35 displays. Largest collection of native marine species in Cumbria. Café and gift shop.

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The Lake District Visitor Centre Brockhole
Windermere
Tel: 015394 46601
www.lake-district.gov.uk
Brockhole is an Edwardian house on the shores of Windermere with extensive landscaped gardens, superb views, lake cruises, adventure playground, walks, events and activities.

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Lakeland Sheep & Wool Centre
Egremont Road, Cockermouth
Tel: 01900 822673
www.sheep-woolcentre.co.uk
Live farm show including cows, sheep, dogs and ducks, all displaying their working qualities. Large gift shop and licensed café/restaurant. All weather attraction.

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Levens Hall
Levens, Kendal
Tel: 015395 60321
www.levenshall.co.uk
Elizabethan home of the Bagot family incorporating 13th century pele tower, world-famous topiary gardens, Bellingham Buttery, Potting Shed gift shop, plant centre and play area.

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Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Owl Centre & Meadow Vole Maze
Ravenglass
Tel: 01229 717614
www.muncaster.co.uk
Muncaster Castle with the most beautifully situated Owl Centre in the world. See the birds fly, picnic in the gardens, visit the Pennington family home.

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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass
Tel: 01229 717171
www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk
England's oldest narrow-gauge railway runs for 7 miles (12km) through glorious scenery to the foot of England's highest hills. Most trains are steam hauled.

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Rheged - The Village in The North
Redhills, Penrith
Tel: 01768 868000
www.rheged.com
Award-winning Rheged is home to giant cinema screen showing 3 movies daily, the National Mountaineering Exhibition, speciality shops, indoor play area and restaurant.

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The Rum Story
27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven
Tel: 01946 592933
www.rumstory.co.uk
'The Rum Story' – the world's first exhibition depicting the unique story of the UK rum trade in the original Jefferson's wine merchant premises.

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Rydal Mount & Gardens
Rydal, Ambleside
Tel: 015394 33002
www.wordsworthlakes.co.uk
Nestling between the majestic fells, Lake Windermere and Rydal Water, lies the 'most beloved' home of William Wordsworth from 1813-1850.

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Senhouse Roman Museum
The Battery, Sea Brows, Maryport
Tel: 01900 816168
www.senhousemuseum.co.uk
Once the headquarters of Hadrian's Coastal Defence system. UK's largest group of Roman altar stones and inscriptions on one site.

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Sizergh Castle (National Trust)
Kendal
Tel: 015395 60070
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Strickland family home for 750 years, now National Trust owned, with 14th century pele tower, 15th century great hall, 16th century wings and Stuart connections. Rock garden, rose garden, daffodils.

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South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Crossgates, Dalton-in-Furness
Tel: 01229 466086
www.wildanimalpark.co.uk
Wild zoo park in over 17 acres of grounds. Giraffe, rhino, tiger, lions, toilets, car/coach park. Miniature railway. Over 120 species of animals from all around the world.

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South Tynedale Railway
Railway Station, Alston
Tel: 01434 381696
www.strps.org.uk
Narrow gauge railway along part of the route of the former Alston to Haltwhistle branch line through South Tynedale with preserved stream and diesel engines.

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Steam Yacht Gondola (National Trust)
Pier Cottage, Coniston
Tel: 015394 41288
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
/gondola Victorian steam-powered vessel now National Trust owned and completely renovated with an opulently-upholstered saloon. Superb way to appreciate the beauty of Coniston Water.

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Theatre by The Lake
Lakeside, Keswick
Tel: 017687 74411
www.theatrebythelake.com
Offering a summer season of plays, a Christmas show and an Easter production. The theatre also hosts visiting drams, music, dance, talks and comedy.

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Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Street, Carlisle
Tel: 01228 534781
www.tulliehouse.co.uk
Visit our Georgian Mansion housing our magnificent pre-Raphaelite collection, Victorian childhood gallery, 1689 fireplace and Jacobean oak staircase.

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Ullswater 'Steamers'
The Pier House, Glenridding
Tel: 017684 82229
www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk
Relax and enjoy a beautiful Ullswater cruise with walks and picnic areas. Boat services operating all year round.

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Windermere Lake Cruises
Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere
Tel: 015395 31188
www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk
Steamers and launches sail daily throughout the year between Ambleside, Lakeside and Bowness. Seasonal sailings to Brockhole, L&H Steam Railway and Aquarium of the Lakes.

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Windermere Steamboats & Museum
Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere
Tel: 015394 45565
www.steamboat.co.uk
A wealth of interest and information about life on bygone Windermere. Regular steam launch trips, vintage vessels and classic motorboats. Model boat pond, lakeside picnic area.

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The World Famous Old Blacksmiths Shop Centre
Gretna Green
Tel: 01461 338441
www.gretnagreen.com
The original Blacksmith's Shop museum and a shopping centre selling, cashmere and woollen knitwear, crystal and china. Taste local produce in the Old Smithy Restaurant.

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