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Guidebook for Cumbria

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Guidebook for Cumbria

Parks & Nature
Highest peak in England!
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Scafell Pike
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Highest peak in England!
Resting place of William Wordsworth
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Grasmere
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Resting place of William Wordsworth
Grizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone. You can find walking & cycling trails or simply discover a quiet spot to admire the wildlife, amazing sculptures, a place to relax and enjoy some great food.
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Grizedale
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Grizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone. You can find walking & cycling trails or simply discover a quiet spot to admire the wildlife, amazing sculptures, a place to relax and enjoy some great food.
Good place for a spot of wild swimming
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Rydal Water
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Good place for a spot of wild swimming
Blencathra, also known as Saddleback, is one of the most northerly hills in the English Lake District. It has six separate fell tops, of which the highest is the Hallsfell Top at 2,848 feet
Blencathra
Blencathra, also known as Saddleback, is one of the most northerly hills in the English Lake District. It has six separate fell tops, of which the highest is the Hallsfell Top at 2,848 feet
Helvellyn is a mountain in the English Lake District, the highest point of the Helvellyn range, a north-south line of mountains to the north of Ambleside, between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater.
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Helvellyn
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Helvellyn is a mountain in the English Lake District, the highest point of the Helvellyn range, a north-south line of mountains to the north of Ambleside, between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater.
Resting place of Alfred Wainwright, this was his favourite summit in the Lakes
Haystacks, Cumbria
Resting place of Alfred Wainwright, this was his favourite summit in the Lakes
Skiddaw is a mountain in the Lake District National Park in England, where its 931-metre summit is the sixth-highest in England.
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Skiddaw
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Skiddaw is a mountain in the Lake District National Park in England, where its 931-metre summit is the sixth-highest in England.
Fell Foot Park is a country park, formerly the grounds of a Victorian house, situated beside Windermere, a lake in Cumbria, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust.
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National Trust - Fell Foot Park
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Fell Foot Park is a country park, formerly the grounds of a Victorian house, situated beside Windermere, a lake in Cumbria, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust.
Very popular walk for Kendal folk. Lovely views of the distant fells.
Scout Scar Mushroom
Very popular walk for Kendal folk. Lovely views of the distant fells.
Rydal Mount, between Grasmere and Ambleside, was home to William Wordsworth for 37 years and is a truly delightful spot, with its fell-side terraces overlooking Rydal Water. Next to the garden is the renowned Dora’s Field, which William and Mary planted with daffodils in memory of their only surviving daughter Dora, who died of TB aged 43.
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Rydal Mount & Gardens
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Rydal Mount, between Grasmere and Ambleside, was home to William Wordsworth for 37 years and is a truly delightful spot, with its fell-side terraces overlooking Rydal Water. Next to the garden is the renowned Dora’s Field, which William and Mary planted with daffodils in memory of their only surviving daughter Dora, who died of TB aged 43.
Be intrigued by this Neolithic ring within a ring – a natural amphitheatre, with Skiddaw and Blencathra to the north and High Rigg and Helvellyn to the south. It is a short hike along the disused railway line out of Keswick to Castlerigg, the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of England’s Stone Circles.
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Castlerigg Stone Circle
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Be intrigued by this Neolithic ring within a ring – a natural amphitheatre, with Skiddaw and Blencathra to the north and High Rigg and Helvellyn to the south. It is a short hike along the disused railway line out of Keswick to Castlerigg, the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of England’s Stone Circles.
Food Scene
Unpretentious French bistro bringing a glimmer of sunny Mediterranean warmth to Kendal, a Mecca for Lakeland walkers and climbers.
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Deja-Vu Corner 124
124 Stricklandgate
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Unpretentious French bistro bringing a glimmer of sunny Mediterranean warmth to Kendal, a Mecca for Lakeland walkers and climbers.
Simon Rogan's Michelin-starred iconic riverside restaurant, where passion and creativity showcase the finest home-grown, hand-picked ingredients and harness the powerful connection between food and nature
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L'Enclume
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Simon Rogan's Michelin-starred iconic riverside restaurant, where passion and creativity showcase the finest home-grown, hand-picked ingredients and harness the powerful connection between food and nature
This 17th century, Grade 2 Listed building on Stricklandgate is packed with original features and home to one of the oldest coffee roasting and blending shops in the country. The tea and coffee supplies are contained in their original brass cannisters.
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Farrers Tea & Coffee House
13 Stricklandgate
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This 17th century, Grade 2 Listed building on Stricklandgate is packed with original features and home to one of the oldest coffee roasting and blending shops in the country. The tea and coffee supplies are contained in their original brass cannisters.
Local chippy for Sandylands residents.
Sandylands Fish & Chips
46 Langdale Cres
Local chippy for Sandylands residents.
Popular Kendal chippy
Far Cross Chippy
26 Longpool
Popular Kendal chippy
Masons yard 24 is a bar brasserie based in Kendal. After extensive renovations, this historic building is now open once again. Serving a range of food and drinks
Masons Arms
18 Stramongate
Masons yard 24 is a bar brasserie based in Kendal. After extensive renovations, this historic building is now open once again. Serving a range of food and drinks
Popular Kendal curry house, friendly staff offering authentic Indian food experience.
India
20 Blackhall Rd
Popular Kendal curry house, friendly staff offering authentic Indian food experience.
Popular Kendal curry house with takeaway and delivery service
Eastern Balti Restaurant - Kendal
22 Wildman Street
Popular Kendal curry house with takeaway and delivery service
Brew Brothers offers a wide range of food and drinks from our delicious pastries when we open at 8am right up to our late night closing time on a Friday
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Brew Brothers
69 Highgate
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Brew Brothers offers a wide range of food and drinks from our delicious pastries when we open at 8am right up to our late night closing time on a Friday
Italian cuisine by candle light in an intimate restaurant with contemporary, upscale styling.
Paulo Giannis
21 Stramongate
Italian cuisine by candle light in an intimate restaurant with contemporary, upscale styling.
small, independent cafe, good for breakfast, brunch. Can't miss it, it's pink!
Michelle's Coffee Shop
50 Stramongate
small, independent cafe, good for breakfast, brunch. Can't miss it, it's pink!
Eat, Drink, Sleep chocolate!
1657 Chocolate House
54 Branthwaite Brow
Eat, Drink, Sleep chocolate!
Cafe offering international and local cuisine at reasonable prices
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Babaganoush
27 Finkle St
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Cafe offering international and local cuisine at reasonable prices
Arts & Culture
Built in late 12th Century, is now a ruin, but worth exploring. From here you can get brilliant views over the town
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Kendal Castle
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Built in late 12th Century, is now a ruin, but worth exploring. From here you can get brilliant views over the town
Community-owned cultural hub with cinema, theatre, music, cafe, bar and restaurant
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The Brewery Arts Centre
122A Highgate
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Community-owned cultural hub with cinema, theatre, music, cafe, bar and restaurant
Founded in the late 12th century in a secluded and beautiful valley of the river Lowther, Shap Abbey was one of 32 religious houses in Britain belonging to the Premonstratensian order of canons. Today the impressive 15th century tower and other remains can be explored with the help of information panels that guide you around the abbey and illustrate daily monastic life.
Shap Abbey
Founded in the late 12th century in a secluded and beautiful valley of the river Lowther, Shap Abbey was one of 32 religious houses in Britain belonging to the Premonstratensian order of canons. Today the impressive 15th century tower and other remains can be explored with the help of information panels that guide you around the abbey and illustrate daily monastic life.
Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life
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National Trust Hill Top
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Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life
Hardknott Roman Fort is an archeological site, the remains of the Roman fort Mediobogdum, located on the western side of the Hardknott Pass in the English county of Cumbria.
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Hardknott Roman Fort
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Hardknott Roman Fort is an archeological site, the remains of the Roman fort Mediobogdum, located on the western side of the Hardknott Pass in the English county of Cumbria.
Dove Cottage is a house on the edge of Grasmere in the Lake District of England. It is best known as the home of the poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth
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Dove Cottage
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Dove Cottage is a house on the edge of Grasmere in the Lake District of England. It is best known as the home of the poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth
Wray Castle is a Victorian neo-gothic building at Claife in the English county of Cumbria. The house and grounds have belonged to the National Trust since 1929, but the house has only recently opened to the public on a regular basis.
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National Trust - Wray Castle
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Wray Castle is a Victorian neo-gothic building at Claife in the English county of Cumbria. The house and grounds have belonged to the National Trust since 1929, but the house has only recently opened to the public on a regular basis.
Kendal Museum is a local museum in Kendal, Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District in northwest England. It was founded in 1796 and includes collections of local archaeology, history, geology and a natural history collection from around the globe.
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Kendal Museum
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Kendal Museum is a local museum in Kendal, Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District in northwest England. It was founded in 1796 and includes collections of local archaeology, history, geology and a natural history collection from around the globe.
The Derwent Pencil Museum is home to 500 years of history of the humble pencil and still stands on the original pencil factory in Keswick
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Derwent Pencil Museum
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The Derwent Pencil Museum is home to 500 years of history of the humble pencil and still stands on the original pencil factory in Keswick
Lakeland Motor Museum has a unique collection of 30000 exhibits, including 140 classic cars and motorbikes, all carefully assembled over 50 years.
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Lakeland Motor Museum
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Lakeland Motor Museum has a unique collection of 30000 exhibits, including 140 classic cars and motorbikes, all carefully assembled over 50 years.
Enjoy an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s original drawings and watercolours. A rare opportunity to step inside one of Hawkshead’s delightful historic buildings, once the office of Potter’s husband William Heelis, and discover more about the legacy of this Lake District artist and cultural icon.
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Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead
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Enjoy an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s original drawings and watercolours. A rare opportunity to step inside one of Hawkshead’s delightful historic buildings, once the office of Potter’s husband William Heelis, and discover more about the legacy of this Lake District artist and cultural icon.
The Image & Reality exhibition at the Armitt Museum, in Ambleside, boasts an exquisite collection of 460 botanical drawings and watercolours by Beatrix Potter. A series of meticulous illustrations providing a perfect opportunity to explore her fascination with archaeology and nature in one of the UK’s rarest small museums.
Armitt Library & Museum Centre
The Image & Reality exhibition at the Armitt Museum, in Ambleside, boasts an exquisite collection of 460 botanical drawings and watercolours by Beatrix Potter. A series of meticulous illustrations providing a perfect opportunity to explore her fascination with archaeology and nature in one of the UK’s rarest small museums.
Essentials
all ammenities available and amazing bakery inside store
SPAR Sandylands
37 Sandylands Road
all ammenities available and amazing bakery inside store
ALDI
Sightseeing
Filming location for 'Brief Encounter' bridge scene
Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
Filming location for 'Brief Encounter' bridge scene
Filming location for 'Brief Encounter'
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Carnforth Railway Station
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Filming location for 'Brief Encounter'
The Honister Slate Mine in Cumbria is the last working slate mine in England. Quarrying for Westmorland green slate has been taken place in the area since 1728
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Honister Slate Mine
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The Honister Slate Mine in Cumbria is the last working slate mine in England. Quarrying for Westmorland green slate has been taken place in the area since 1728
The old Beast Banks post office was the inspiration for Mrs Goggins' Post Office in the Postman Pat series
Beast Banks
The old Beast Banks post office was the inspiration for Mrs Goggins' Post Office in the Postman Pat series
Shopping
Morrisons
Getting Around
Here you can get on the 555 bus into the lakes
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Kendal Bus Station
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Here you can get on the 555 bus into the lakes