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Relaxing Getaways and Special Celebrations at Drybeck Farm

Since they opened Drybeck Farm campsite in 2011, Paula and Steve Roberts have worked hard to create a piece of paradise in the heart of the Eden Valley near Armathwaite. Initially, the couple ran a smallholding alongside the camping but Storm Desmond forced them to examine how they used their land which is nestled right […]

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The first complete Bronze Age (1300-800BC) penannular ring to be found in Cumbria, now on display at Tullie House

The first complete Bronze Age (1300-800BC) penannular ring to be found in Cumbria, now on display at Tullie House Discovered by Graham Ingldow in 2019, the complete Bronze Age ring was declared treasure and purchased by Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. This is the first complete Bronze Age (1300-800BC) penannular ring to be found […]

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The Lake District Coast – Our Coast

The Lake District Coast – Our Coast When we think of escapes and short breaks we usually only consider a bucket list of exotic destinations further afield. But true escapes can be found closer to home and if you really want to get away from it all, you don’t need to look any further than […]

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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 […]

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Westlands Country Park is an Ideal Escape

Westlands Country Park scooped their second national award when they won Best Lodge Escape award in Scotland late last year.  It’s an amazing achievement for the country retreat that is yet to celebrate their second birthday. Westlands pride themselves on offering a variety of perfect escape packages with luxury lodges, the best fly fishing in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Whinlatter Winter Wonderland

Whinlatter is a thrill-seekers paradise in the summer but over winter it blossoms into a magical wonderland.  Perched at the top of the fell the snow can lay on Whinlatter when it doesn’t further down and visitors are delighted when the forest looks like a scene out of a fairy tale. A trip to Whinlatter […]

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Carlisle Cathedral rings out the bells

Carlisle Cathedral There is something special about a chorus of bells ringing from a church tower.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re passing by, or one of the faithful attending mass, a well-trained team of bell ringers can stop you in your tracks. Ron East is the Tower Captain at Carlisle Cathedral and he explains how […]

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New finds on show in Senhouse Roman Museum

New finds on show in Senhouse Roman Museum… Roman and Romano-British religion have many associations with the animal kingdom. Both wild and domesticated animals appear in Roman sculpture and artwork recovered from Roman and native sites throughout Cumbria and the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site. Currently on display in the Senhouse Roman Museum at Maryport […]

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