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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The Wordsworth Trust

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The Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage, Grasmere.
Tel: 015394 35544

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The Wordsworth Trust was founded in 1891 to secure Dove Cottage. The Trustees have built an award-winning museum, opened in 1981, which together with the Wordsworth Library houses what is one of the greatest collections of manuscripts, books and paintings relating to British Romanticism.

The World of Beatrix Potter

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The World of Beatrix Potter, The Old Laundry, Bowness.
Tel: 015394 88444

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In an indoor re-creation of the Lakeland countryside, discover the world of Beatrix Potter - complete with sights, sounds and even smells. Also onsite - gift shop and tea rooms.

Ullswater Steamers

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Ullswater Steamers, The Pier House, Glenridding
Tel: 017684 82229

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M.Y. Raven and M.Y. Lady of the Lake are two 19th century steamers, now converted to oil, cruising on Ullswater.  Ullswater is 8 miles long, running from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge.

Walby Farm Park

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Walby Farm Park , Walby, Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle CA6 4QL

Tel: 01228 573056

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Cumbria’s largest indoor play area with 24 foot demon drop slide its not just for the kids, outdoor play areas, lots of animals and a nature trail this is an all weather attraction.  There’s something for all the family. Curly Tails Café and gift shop.


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Wheelbase,Staveley Mill Yard, Staveley, Nr Bowness.
Tel: 01539 821443

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South Lakes Mountain and road bike hire, sales and repairs. Staveley is located at the foot of the Kentmere valley, which is a perfect place for mountain biking.

Windermere Steam Boats & Museum

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Windermere Steam Boats & Museum, Rayrigg Road, Windermere.
Tel: 015394 45565

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Windermere Steamboats & Museum offers - A unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats, Steam Launch Trips, Shop and Refreshments, “Swallows and Amazons” Exhibition, “Model Boats: You Too Can Do It!” Exhibition. (majority of site suitable for wheelchair access)