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Bassenthwaite – The only lake in the Lake District

In a series called ‘Our Lakes’, Craig Wishart finds it strange that by the fourth installment we still have not yet covered a lake.  He’s seeking to rectify that with this visit to Bassenthwaite. Bassenthwaite has a couple claims to fame.  It’s the most Northerly lake in the National Park for starters, and surprisingly, it’s […]

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Bite Size History – Carlisle Canal and the Castle.

Carlisle has a rich and varied history.  It’s too big to be covered in one go so we like to break everything up into bite-sized, interesting little facts for our readers.   Carlisle Castle The castle was first constructed by William II in 1092, when the area was still considered to be part of Scotland.  […]

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Shining a Light on Maryport

  Maryport’s rich history has been highlighted in a new work of art on the harbourside.   Part of Maryport’s charm is its heritage. A stroll around the cobbled streets will uncover Roman origins, a maritime past and a whole host of famous figures. Now a stunning new sculpture has been installed, showcasing the town […]

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Our Lakes: Ennerdale

In the second installment of our western lakes, Craig Wishart lets us in on one the region’s best kept secrets, the magic of Ennerdale Water. In a National Park filled with big names Ennerdale is the black sheep of the family. That’s because Ennerdale lacks the funfair that draws the big crowds. There’s no steamers […]

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World Heritage

The World At Your Feet: Top 10 Destinations In The Lake District World Heritage Site

This summer you’re not a world away from unparalleled experiences and show-stopping sights. Make the most of the internationally renowned attractions right on your doorstep, with our top 10 must-visit places in the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a world of adventure and still be home in time for tea. Wastwater It’s a […]

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Senhouse Museum

Behind The Scenes at Senhouse Roman Museum

Jane Laskey takes us behind the scenes at the Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport. Many people who visit the Senhouse Roman Museum are intrigued by the museum building. The building’s massive stone walls and large rooms work well as a museum and may suggest that it was built for that purpose. However, the building had […]

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The Green Room at Rosehill Theatre marks its first year

The Green Room restaurant at Whitehaven’s Rosehill Theatre is celebrating one year of cooking up a treat for customers. The restaurant, which launched on 1 June 2017 as part of Rosehill’s £3m transformation that was previewed by HRH The Prince of Wales, has become firmly established as a first-class venue serving classic food prepared with […]

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Appearing at Florence Arts Centre this half term.

Discover Dr Driver and his amazing STEAM Time Machine at Florence this half-tem week!

Designed and created by Cumbrian inventor and engineer Ian Stephenson of Artisan Mechatronics, Dr Driver is the operator of the STEAM Time Machine!  This exhibition will feature original design sketches and wacky illustrations commissioned from Cumbrian artist Dave Livingstone alongside interactive media, intriguing facts and science fiction introducing Dr Driver and his apprentices, companions and workshop – the Steam Shed. The […]

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Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Learn something new at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this June

From photography to plants, and bugs to bogs, there are events for all interests at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this June. Learn how to take the perfect photo, identify that mysterious insect, brush up on your botany, or enjoy a wetland wander at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s beautiful upland nature reserve near Penrith. On Friday 1st June […]

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What's on? Lionel Richie

Editor’s Pick – May/June

From international acts to feel-good fundraisers, our Editor picks the events not to be missed over the coming months. Miles Kane 23 May, The Brickyard Known for his exhilarating live shows, Miles Kane is back on the road and is playing an unmissable show at The Brickyard this summer. The co-frontman of the Last Shadow […]

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