Local Information and places to visit from Goosemire Cottages | Lake District Cottages

Please scroll through the links below to view details of various visitor attractions and activities throughout the Lake District and Eden Valley, to help you plan your perfect holiday in one of our lake district cottages or self catering apartments:

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Muncaster Castle and Gardens

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Muncaster Castle and Gardens, Ravenglass, West Cumbria.
Tel: 01229 717 614

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Muncaster Castle is said to be haunted by ghosts, including the legendary Tom Fool. Muncaster is also headquarters of the World Owl Trust, you will find one of the largest collections of owls in existence. Explore the gardens and maze.

Museum of Lakeland Life

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Museum Of Lakeland Life, Abbot Hall, Kendal LA9 5AL
Tel:01539 722464

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Award winning museum based in Kendal taking you back in time to tell the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants. Disabled access.

Rheged “The Upland Kingdom Discovery Centre”

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Rheged “The Upland Kingdom Discovery Centre”, Redhills, Penrith.
Tel: 01768 868000

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Situated in Britain’s largest grass covered building, Rheged’s centrepiece is a six storey high cinema screen featuring a dramatic journey back in time through 2,000 years of Cumbria’s history.  There is also a resturant and coffee shop, childrens indoor play area, and speciality shops.

Rookin House Equestrian & Activity Centre

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Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck, Nr. Ullswater CA11 0SS.
Tel: 017684 83561

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Pony trekking and horse riding lessons, go-karting, quad biking, assault course, human bowling, paint balling, clay pigeon shooting, archery, bait fishing and if thats not enough you can always learn to drive a JCB or have a ride in an amphibious army truck.

South Lakes Safari Zoo

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South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Dalton in Furness.
Tel: 01229 466086

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A unique wild life park, built to put animals first. Be amazed by the unique close up encounter you cannot get anywhere else in the UK. Animal Feeding and Conservation Talks take place throughout the day. Huge range of animals, well worth a visit.

The Beacon

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The Beacon, West Strand, Whitehaven.
Tel: 01946 592302

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The Beacon shows the history of Whitehaven town and harbour, the Lowther family, the development of coal mining and its disasters, and Whitehaven’s shipbuilding history. There is a gift shop selling a variety of local crafts, and also a cafe.

The Village Bakery

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The Village Bakery, Melmerby, Nr Penrith.
Tel: 01768 881811

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Since 1976 The Village Bakery Melmerby has been making high quality organic food such as organic bread and organic cakes using artisan methods and wood-fired ovens. Bakery courses, organic restaurant.