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Honister Slate Mine Shortlisted for National Heritage Crafts Award

Honister Slate Mine – England’s last working slate mine has been shortlisted in The Heritage Crafts Awards – in the prestigious Made in Britain category. The Heritage Crafts Awards celebrate and highlight the traditional living crafts made in the UK that contribute to our national heritage and where there is a significant degree of hand […]

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West Cumbrian Attraction Scoops Gold Award

The Lakes Distillery near Cockermouth has been announced today as one of VisitEngland’s 2017 ‘attractions accolades’. The only west Cumbrian attraction to receive an accolade, the distillery and visitors centre scooped a Gold Award in recognition of the quality visitor experiences on offer. Designed to celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction sector, VisitEngland’s Accolades showcase […]

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Honistor Slate Mine

Located at the head of Honister Pass in the centre of the Lake District We produce the world famous Westmorland Green Slate a beautiful, functional 450 million year old material that has been extracted here for centuries. We also produce the most most thrilling, interesting and memorable Lake District Adventures on offer, whatever the weather. […]

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Cumbrian Castles – Penrith

By Danielle Murphy Cumbria’s landscapes are adorned with the ruins of castles, in this edition of the Carlisle Guide we will explore the history that surrounds Penrith Castle, built in the 14th century and housed one of England’s most infamous kings, King Richard III.  The castle is situated on the outskirts of Penrith in Penrith […]

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Cumbrian Castles: Carlisle

By Danielle Murphy In a new series, we discover the secrets of Cumbria’s castles. Being a border county between England and Scotland, Cumbria is rife with history, scattered across the county there are hundreds of gifts left to us by time. Reminders of the whirlwind history that surrounds the great North West. In this new […]

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Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick

The Lake District has been home to the world famous, Derwent pencil, since 1938, with a connection dating back much further. Once it opened in 1981, the museum, renowned for housing the largest coloured pencil in the world, became a key tourist attraction for those visiting the area. The museum celebrates the pencil manufacturing process […]

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The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven

The Beacon is the Copeland area’s interactive museum situated on the harbourside in the Georgian Gem town of Whitehaven, West Cumbria. The Beacon Museum tells the story of the history of this fascinating corner of the Western Lake District. Situated on Whitehaven’s attractive harbour side, The Beacon Museum is home to the town’s museum collection. […]

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Rum Story

The Rum Story – Whitehaven

Multi Award Winning Visitor Attraction Set in the original 1785 shop, courtyards, cellars and bonded warehouses of the Jefferson family. The Rum Story has been authentically designed to provide all-weather family entertainment. Imagine leaving the streets of our Georgian town centre and feeling like you have been transported to an exotic island in the Caribbean. […]

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Lake District Coast Aquarium,Maryport

Here at the Aquarium we focus more specifically on the marine life that can be find in our tides around the UK; however, we do also have four spectacular tropical tanks! We take great pride in being one of the best places to see fascinating sea life mainly found in the Irish Sea aswell as […]

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Senhouse Roman Museum,Maryport

Dramatically sited on cliffs overlooking the Solway Firth, this award winning museum is next to a Roman fort probably founded in the first century AD and rebuiltduring the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Most of the objects in the Museum derive from the fort at Maryport and the Roman civil settlement attached to it. The […]

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