Amazing things to do nearby
Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LB – Telephone: 015394 32628
The Brownes of Townend were just an ordinary farming family, but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories. You will understand why Beatrix Potter described Troutbeck Valley as her favourite as you approach this traditional stone and slate farmhouse. Once inside, you are welcomed into the farmhouse kitchen, which has a real fire burning most days and a quirky collection of domestic tools. Exploring further, you can marvel at the intricately carved furniture and discover why the collection of books belonging to a farming family is of international importance.
Aira Force, Ullswater
Ullswater valley is truly breathtaking, with its beautiful lake nestled amongst towering fells. The epic scenery and relative underdevelopment compared to other areas of the Lake District gives Ullswater a secluded and tranquil feel.
Aira Force, a tumbling waterfall drops an impressive 65ft and can be reached by an enchanting stroll through ancient woodland and landscaped glades. The perfect place for a family walk and picnic.
Sticklebarn and the Langdales
Forged by fire and ice, the Langdales are dramatic to say the least. Home to the majestic Langdale Pikes, world class rock climbing and stunning mountain tarns, this is a natural playground, with walks and activities to suit all abilities. Sticklebarn pub sits at the heart of all this and with crackling fires, real ales and Lakeland food, there’s no better place to unwind after a day of adventure on the fells. It’s the only pub run by the National Trust – we want to ensure that every penny we make goes back into looking after Langdale.
Allan Bank, Grasmere
Opened to the public for the first time ever in March 2012, Allan Bank is a place to relax in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea while the children play. Once home to William Wordsworth and National Trust founder Canon Rawnsley, Allan Bank was rescued from the ravages of fire in 2011. Now partially restored and undecorated, the house offers you the opportunity to see and touch the many layers of this home’s fascinating history.