Culture and Nature

Venues in green are within 15 mins drive from house or walking distance.
Venues in blue are within 30 mins drive and the others are within a 1hr drive.
It takes approx 40 mins to get to the Keswick and Carlisle area.


Carlisle Castle KORB Regiment
Cumbria Military Museum, Bridge Street, Carlisle
Website: kingsownroyalbordermuseum.btik.com

Carlisle Cathedral
Gift shop & restaurant Castle Street, 
Carlisle
Website: english-heritage.org

Carlisle Castle
Roman dig, Border Reivers tours, picnic area, gift shop. 
Carlisle
Website: englishheritage.org.uk/
carlislecastle

Soldiers in Silloth
Only toy soldier museum in Britain Silloth on Solway
Website:  soldiersinsilloth.co.uk

Solway Coast Discovery Centre
10,000yrs of Solway Coast History Liddell St. 
Silloth
Website: solwaycoastaonb.org.uk

Honister Slate Mine
Last working slate mine Underground tours Honister Pass
Website: honister.com

Wordsworth House
William Wordsworth’s childhood home. ‘Living museum’ + hands on + talks/games. Cockermouth
Website: wordsworthhouse.org.uk

Senhouse Roman Museum
The museum houses the oldest collection of Roman sculptures in Britain. 
On-going archaeological digs. Maryport
Website: senhousemuseum.co.uk

The Sands Centre
International theatre companies, ballet, contemporary artists etc. Carlisle
Website: thesandscentre.co.uk

Theatre by the Lake
(Derwent water) Drama +music +dance +talks etc. cafe. Keswick
Website: theatrebythelake.com

Kirkgate
Cinema, theatre + exhibitions. Cockermouth
Website: thekirkgate.com

 

A World in Miniature Museum
One of the worlds top 3 collections of miniatures Houghton Hall, Houghton, Carlisle
Website: aworldinmimiature.com

Mining Museum
Mining history from Stone Age + programme of guided walks 
Keswick
Website: keswickminingmuseum.co.uk

Threlkeld Quarry& Mining Museum
Guided tours + vintage excavators + gold panning+ picnic area Threlkeld, 
nr Keswick
Website: threlkeldminingmuseum.co.uk

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Exhibitions all year. Carlisle
Website: tulliehouse.co.uk

Keswick Museum and Gallery
Traditional Victorian museum of Keswick’s heritage with artefacts, natural, artistic and scientific. Station Street, 
Keswick
Website: keswickmuseum.webs.com

Mirehouse Historic House and Garden
walks to lake + woodland playgrounds + t
earoom Bassenthwaite, Nr Keswick
Website: mirehouse.com

Nature


Solway Coast / Allonby Beach
Website: allonbycumbria.co.uk

Osprey Nest
View the Bassenthwaite ospreys Exhibition at Whinlatter Visitor Centre. View point at Dodd Wood
Website: ospreywatch.co.uk

Linkeldfield Tarn Nature Reserve
Bird watching hide Isel, Nr Cockermouth
Website: linskeldfieldtarn.co.uk

All about the Solway Coast
naturalengland.org.uk
lakedistrict-solwaycoast.co.uk
solwaycoastaonb.org.uk
visitcumbria.com
thecumbriadirectory.com
solwayshorestories.co.uk