Places of Interest
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is Europe’s largest grass covered building, with a film theatre, art exhibitions, cafés and various shops.
sits on the northern edge of Windermere, the Lake District’s largest lake. It is close to the home of William Wordsworth, one of Britain’s most renowned poets, who also had an office in the village.
is a short drive from Patterdale. The former capital of Cumbria, Penrith boasts a number of antique shops and excellent tea rooms and the imposing remains of a 14th century castle, which overlooks the town.
lies in a stunning location, nestled on the shores of Derwentwater. At its heart is the Market Place, ringed with shops and hotels and recently pedestrianised. Moot Hall, the dominant building, is an ancient foundation which currently houses the Information Centre but once served as a covered market, a courthouse, a museum and a prison.
lies on the border of Cumbria and southern Scotland and is the main commercial and industrial centre for this region. The town boasts an impressive medieval castle which is home to the Border Regiment Museum and an imposing cathedral which originated in the 12th century. It is also the northern terminus of the famous 72 mile Settle-Carlisle Railway and steam trains can often be seen at Carlisle’s striking 19th century station.
is an attractive market town which lies on the north west edge of the Lake District. It is notable as the bithplace of William Wordsworth and Wordsworth House, a Grade I listed Georgian building, is open to the public and offers an insight into the lives of the Wordsworth family in the 1770’s. The town is also home to Cumbria’s last remaining brewery, which offers tours explaining the brewing process. The town also has the remains of a Norman Castle which played a significant part in both the Wars of the Roses and the Civil Wars of the 1640’s.