Queens Head Inn
The Queen’s Head being run in the best traditions of an Inn, offering Real Ales, excellent food, a warm welcome and a cosy stay.
Ullswater is the second largest lake at 7.5 miles long. on average 3/4 mile wide and with a maximum depth of 205 feet at Howtown. It has three distinct bends giving it a dog's leg appearance.
Lowther Castle has been the family seat of the Earls of Lonsdale from time immemorial, and occupies the site of mansions dating back to the reign of Edward I.
Lowther Bird of Prey Centre
Situated in the walled garden of Lowther Castle, surrounded by unspoilt parkland, visitors are able to see over 150 falcons, hawks, eagles, buzzards and owls from this country and abroad.
Haweswater is now one of the largest lakes at 4 miles long and 1/2 mile wide, and has a maximum depth of 200 feet . It is the most easterly of the lakes, and has no settlements on its shores. In 1929, despite many petitions against it, a bill was passed by Parliament authorising the use of Haweswater as a reservoir for Manchester. A concrete dam, 1550 feet wide and 120 feet high was built, and this raised the lake level by 95 feet.
All the farms and houses of the villages of Mardale and Measand, and the Dun Bull Inn were pulled down. Coffins were removed from the graveyard, and buried elsewhere, and Mardale church was demolished. At times of drought, when the water level is low, many people go back to see what is left of the village of Mardale.
Discover: 4 Giant Movies, the NEW free Discovering Cumbria Exhibition and Cumbria information Centre.
Shop: Rheged's shops reflect the region, its activities, crafts people and producers.
Eat: Fresh food with a distinct Cumbrian emphasis.
Play: Let off steam with indoor soft play and creative workshops.
Askham Swimming Pool and Children's Pool
Heated outdoor swimming pool open June - Mid September.
Additional Facilites: toilets, changing rooms, wheelchair access, ample parking, refreshments (hot and cold).
Lowther Driving Trials and Country Fair
A three-day celebration of the countryside - programme of events; competitions, interactive displays and entertaining shows
Sockbridge Pony Trekking Centre
Enjoy breathtaking views overlooking Lake Ullswater and along pretty country lanes. We cater for all age groups and all levels of ability, from novices to experts. Each trek is accompanied by accomplished leaders.
Beckstones Art Gallery
One of the best in the country, if not the best, Beckstones is a specialist art gallery exhibiting a high standard of original work by up to 40 of the nation's top artists. Over 300 paintings in a variety of media cover a wide range of subject matter by artists, many with national or international reputations, carefully handpicked from all parts of the UK as well as the Lake District, selected on merit as the best at what they do.
Theatre by the Lake
Theatre by the Lake is Cumbria’s year-round theatre, situated in Keswick - the heart of the English Lake District. Purpose-built to house the best in arts and entertainment, it offers local residents and visitors a varied programme of events, throughout the year, in one of the most beautiful locations in Britain.