Historic Houses & Gardens

Vintage Cars, High Fashion, Steam Locomotives, Lake Cruises…

Vintage Cars, High Fashion, Steam Locomotives, Lake Cruises…

Travel in style on the steamers and launches which sail daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside, with connections for the steam railway. Hop onto a boat down to Motors and Fashion… Enjoy a truly nostalgic experience at the Lakeland Motor Museum with vintage vehicles, classic & curious cars, superb scooters and magnificent motorbikes, the Campbell […]

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Historic Houses & Gardens

Historic Houses & Gardens

Amidst incredible natural beauty you will also find magnificent man-made contributions – Blackwell, Holker Hall; Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre; Levens Hall and Topiary Gardens; Sizergh Castle and Garden; Cartmel Priory Gatehouse; Dalton Castle; Townend. Those with literary connections include Beatrix Potters’ Hill Top, Wordsworth’s House, Dove Cottage, and Ruskin’s Brantwood. Many have beautiful […]

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Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

One of Britain’s finest houses Whereas the interiors at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House have changed somewhat since Great Grandma bought them in the early twentieth century, the views, gardens, woodland and lake remain much as she planned them. Similarly, when you cross the threshold and enter Blackwell you will be seeing the very details […]

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At Lowther, are they away with the fairies?

At Lowther, are they away with the fairies?

One of England’s greatest gardens, once famous, but unseen for 70 years. One hundred and forty acres of parkland, unseen for 70 years and once known as the “Chatsworth of the North”, is due to reopen in April 2011 at Lowther Castle and Gardens. Fairy sightings have been reported here, but regardless of the myth, […]

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