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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Honister Slate Mine

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Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass, Borrowdale.
Tel: 017687 77230

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Honister Slate Mines have for centuries, produced the beautiful green stone which it is world famous for. A fully guided tour into the mine itself is available several times a day detailing the history and spectacular features of the mine.

Hutton in the Forest House & Gardens

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Hutton in the Forest House & Gardens, Penrith.
Tel: 017684 84449

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Hutton-in-the-Forest is a beautiful historic house on the north eastern edge of the Lake District. It is the home of Lord and Lady Inglewood and their children and has belonged to the family since 1605. The house was originally a medieval stronghold and the Pele Tower still survives.

Kennedys Fine Chocolates

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Kennedys Fine Chocolates, The Old School, Orton
Tel: 015396 24781

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Kennedys have been making fine handmade chocolates in their small ‘factory’ (more of a kitchen than a factory!) in the picturesque Cumbrian village of Orton since 1991. You can browse the extensively stocked chocolate and gift shop or enjoy refreshments in the coffee house .

Keswick Launch Company

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Keswick Launch Company, Lakeshore, Keswick on Derwentwater.
Tel: 017687 72263

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Located on the lake shore of Derwentwater near to the Lakeland market town of Keswick, the Keswick Launch Company offers Lake District cruises around Derwentwater throughout the year. You can also hire rowing boats and self drive motor boats on an hourly basis.

Lake District Wildlife Park

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Coalbeck Farm
CA12 4RD

Tel: 017687 76239

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Home to hundreds of animals including birds of prey, reptiles and endangered species. A great deal is under cover so rain need not spoil your visit. Plenty to do including gift shop, childrens play areas, flying displays and demonstations.

Lakeland Motor Museum

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Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Ulverston LA12 8TA

TEL: 015395 30400

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The Lakeland Motor Museum is a museum which houses a collection of classic cars, pedal cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and motoring related items and memorabilia.

Laurel & Hardy Museum

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Laurel & Hardy Museum, 4c Upper Brook Street, Ulverston.
Tel: 01229 582292

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The world famous museum devoted to Laurel & Hardy in Ulverston, the town where Stan was born on 16th June 1890. A large extension gives ample room to browse and a small cinema shows films and documentaries all day. (Disabled persons have full access).