Attractions

Filter By Tag:

Lake District asks people to visit kindly

As the lockdown begins to ease, the Lake District has seen a significant increase in the number of visitors.  While many are acting in a considerate way, there have been instances of visitor behaviour that has put pressure on the local communities and the emergency services. Richard Leafe, Chief Executive of the Lake District National […]

Read More

People power keeps the mill wheels turning

Eskdale Mill re-opened to the public in July last year, following an extensive £1 million restoration and renovation project, thanks largely to funding raised by National Lottery players and a grant from Copeland Community Council. This unique historic visitor attraction has welcomed over 3500 visitors in just a few months and, because the mill is […]

Read More

Woodlands Tearooms in Santon Bridge – A Local Icon 

The prospect of running the iconic Woodlands Tearooms in Santon Bridge was both exciting and daunting to new owners Kelly McGrath and Paul Nightingale. “We wanted to do something for ourselves, something we could do together, make our own and be proud of,” explained Paul. “My background is in IT and Kelly’s is accounting, we’d […]

Read More

Something Fishy Going On at The Lake District Coast Aquarium

Something Fishy Going On at The Lake District Coast Aquarium Visitors to the aquarium often ask staff how do we acquire our fish and what happens when they get too big? Well in early January 2020 they could have seen for themselves what happens when we have too many large fish! It is a certain […]

Read More

Evacuate, Return, Escape – Total Enigma is back home

The Central Plaza saga has been disruptive to the city and the surrounding businesses but local escape rooms, Total Enigma, have suffered more than most due to the unsafe building.  Owner Laura Water was instructed to evacuate her premises on Victoria Viaduct.  Her team rallied, removed the essentials and they set up a new site […]

Read More

Kids Winter Roundup 2020… Fun For All

Kids Winter Roundup 2020 It might be a bit nippy but that doesn’t mean the kids need to be stuck climbing the walls inside.  From the city to the surrounding countryside, there’s no shortage of events and activities.  Free wildlife and activity guides Visit The Cumbria Wildlife Trusts website and sign up for their free […]

Read More

Workington Transport Heritage Trust brings you… Heritage Boxing Day free bus services

Workington Transport Heritage Trust brings you… Heritage Boxing Day free bus services from Whitehaven to Mirehouse, Cleator Moor and Frizington After a gap of two years, Workington Transport Heritage Trust have announced that their free Boxing Day buses are back on the road again. The Trust says that these free services enable residents to get […]

Read More

Kids Christmas Roundup West Cumbria 2019

Kids Christmas Roundup West Cumbria 2019 – Have a chat with Santa before the big day, get up close and personal with the owls at Muncaster or take in a show… our Kids roundup is full of great ideas. The Adventures of Pinocchio 21 – 24 Dec Rosehill Theatre Oddsocks Productions are bringing ‘The Adventures […]

Read More

The Bishop Of Barf

Excerpt from The Little Book of Cumbria Written by David Ramshaw Image courtesy of Jamie Powe   This is the Bishop of Barf, a memorial to a foolish wager.  In 1783 the newly appointed Bishop of Derry, now Londonderry, was in the area and stayed at the Swan Hotel in Thornthwaite (now closed).  He wagered […]

Read More

Western Walks – Skiddaw

Ascent: 3,300 feet Distance: 7.4 miles Moderate to strenuous Skiddaw is not as rugged as some other Lake District peaks but it retains some very special qualities. Set apart from its neighbours it has unrestricted views from its summit and the view over the south side is arguably the best in the county. Across the […]

Read More

© 2020 Guide Media Group. All rights reserved. Website developed by Wombat.