There's plenty of things to see and do whilst visiting Cumbria on tour. Our Cumbria travel guide will help you find the way
There is a wealth of things to do and see in Cumbria and there is many great walks in this area. There is a great deal of things to suit all ages and interests.
Cumbria has a lot of things to explore even when the weather is not so good. The attractions that are worth a visit on wet days includes Penrith swimming pool. Windermere steamboats, The Armitt museum, Rheged and Lakeside railway.
Penrith swimming pool has a great deal to offer as well as the pool there is also a climbing wall and a café where you can relax and enjoy some refreshments.
The Armitt Museum is well worth a visit as it hosts a unique museum and library which has the emphasis on entertainment and fun. This facility is home to a spectacular collection of manuscripts and books and also objects relating to the local area.
Windermere steamboats museum is a very interesting place to visit and there is a superb collection of motor and steam boats which have been used on Windermere over the years.
There is a lot of lovely walks for couples to enjoy in this area and these are suitable for people of all abilities. For couples who are interested in history there is a number of historical attractions that are worth a visit.
One of these is Levens Hall which is an Elizabethan mansion that dates back to the thirteenth century. The Pele tower was converted into a gentlemen’s residence and this was once the home of the Bagot Family. The mansion is home to plasterwork, fine panelling and period furniture. There is also a range of paintings and leather wall hangings.
Hutton in the forest is another period home that is worth a visit and this is based on the medieval Pele tower. This historical house has seen substantial additions during the 17th, 18th and 19th century. The entrance to this house is via the medieval stone hall which is home to a range of weapons hanging on the wall. The new hall features a cupid staircase and houses a Mortlake tapestry. This house is home to a vast collection of family portraits, furniture, oriental porcelain and tapestries.
For couples who enjoy a spot of golf Carlisle golf club is worth a visit. This golf club is located amongst mature trees and gentle parkland. This club is home to one of the most testing whilst attractive courses in northern England. This club has hosted some regional qualifiers as part of the Open Championships. There are two huge bunkers that protect the green and a 558 yard par five at the fifteenth.
The Organic Spa offer couples the perfect way to relax after a busy day sightseeing or golfing. This spa will give you a slower pace and a calming experience. This luxurious spa is part of the Wordsworth Hotel. There is a vast array of treatments on offer from aromatherapy treatments, muscle massages to Shellac nails so something to suit all tastes.
People who want to explore Cumbria but are on a bit of a tighter budget will not be disappointed as there is still plenty to see and do.
Weatheriggs Pottery is well worth a visit and this is an industrial monument dating back to the 19th century. This monument is steeped in history and it features an amazing creative spirit and it is the only steamed powered pottery in the United Kingdom. The restoration of the pottery took place in 1994 and the restoration of the steam machinery was done in 1995. The restoration was carried out by the steeplejack and engineer known as Fred Dibnah and it was featured in his television series. This pottery is located in ten acres of gardens and grounds and these are a popular area for over thirty species of bird, native newt and in the evening the area is popular with foxes and badgers.
Conishead priory is a visitor attraction that is worth visiting and it will be of great interest to people who are interested in history. This priory offers a peaceful atmosphere and it is very important for its gothic revival. This building has two distinctive towers on the front elevation and this is classed as an important landmark.
There is a lot of things for families to do in Cumbria.
Muncaster Castle has a range of indoor and outdoor activities to suit people of all ages. This facility offers an enchanting visit for people of all ages. The court jester called Tom Fool is always on hand to do an audio tour of the castle armed with juicy tales and family anecdotes. The exhibits in the castle are always being updated which means that there is something new to see every time that you visit.
The secret garden provides enchanted trails and winding woodlands for children to uncover and this will provide hours of outdoor fun. There is also a play area where children can climb and tumble around.
Lake District (The Lakes)There's plenty to see and do in The Lake District, from hiking to sailing, to train rides and Beatrix Potter. Read our guide whilst on tour
AmblesideThere's plenty to see and do in Ambleside, from walking, to chocolate making, to exploring the life of Beatrix Potter. Read our guide whilst on tour
KendalThere's plenty to see and do in Kendal, from walking, to museum visits, to cycling and tapestry gazing Read our guide whilst on tour