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Ouse Bridge - Mathias Reed
A Celebration of Watercolours at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Wed 27 Sep - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Grasmere 015394 35544

 
 
 
David Hockney, A Rake's Progress
A Rake's Progress by David Hockney at Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Thu 28 Sep - Fri 22 Dec 2017

Kendal 01539 722 464

 
 
 
A Winter’s Trail
A Winter’s Trail at Lowther Castle & Gardens

Wed 15 Nov 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Penrith 01931 712192

 
 
 
LAND | SEA | LIFE
LAND | SEA | LIFE at Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Fri 20 Oct 2017 - Sat 17 Feb 2018

Kendal 01539 722 464

 
 
 
Percy Kelly - Line Of Beauty: A Retrospective
Percy Kelly - Line Of Beauty: A Retrospective at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Mon 20 Nov 2017 - Sun 28 Jan 2018

Carlisle 01228 618718

 
 

Selected stately homes

Capesthorne Hall

Macclesfield 01625 861221

 
 
 
Tatton Park

Knutsford 01625 374400

 
 

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Capesthorne Hall
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9JY, Tel: 01625 861221, Email

The much-loved home where the Bromley-Davenports and their ancestors have lived since Domesday times.

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  • Rail station: Macclesfield (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 Tatton Park
VisitEngland Award For ExcellenceNational Trust

Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, Tel: 01625 374400, Email

Tatton Park is often quoted as England's most complete historic estate, with its fine Georgian mansion full of art treasures and original furnishings.

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  • Rail station: Knutsford (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Peover Hall and Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Over Peover, Knutsford, WA16 9HW, Tel: 01565 724220, Email

A fully-furnished, Elizabethan manor-house with Carolean stables and gardens. It was General Patton's 3rd Army Headquarters for their first 6 month stay in Britain during World War II.

 
 
 
Tabley House
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0HB, Tel: 01565 750151, Email

The finest Palladian house in the northwest, Tabley was designed by John Carr of York for the Leicester family. It houses one of the finest collections of English paintings, including works by Turner, Reynolds, Lawrence and Dobson.

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  • Rail station: Knutsford (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
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Buddhist Temple at Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple

 
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A5087 Coast Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 9QQ, Tel: 01229 584029

The modern Temple for World Peace provides a place for quiet reflection and spiritual inspiration. It is used every day for meditation and prayers.

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  • Rail station: Ulverston (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
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Sandbach Crosses

 

Sandbach Crosses, Market Square, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HJ, Tel: 0800 015 0516

The two massive Saxon stone crosses, elaborately carved with animals and Biblical scenes including the Nativity of Christ and the Crucifixion, dominate the cobbled market square of Sandbach.

 
 
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Heaton Hall

 

Heaton Park, Prestwich, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25 9WL, Tel: 0161 235 8815

Heaton Hall is a magnificent 18thC country house set in the rolling landscape of Heaton Park.

 
 
 
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Nether Alderley Mill (NT)

 

Congleton Road, Nether Alderley, Nr Wilmslow, SK10 4TW, Tel: 01625 527468

This charming rustic mill is one of only four virtually complete corn mills in Cheshire.

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  • Rail station: Alderley Edge (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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Souter Johnnie's Cottage

 

Souter Johnnie's Cottage, Main Road, Kirkoswald, KA19 8HY, Tel: 01655 760603

See Scottish literature come to life in this 18th-century thatched cottage in the heart of Kirkoswald, Ayr.

 
 
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Whelprigg House - North Wing

 

H.C.F. Bowring, Whelprigg House, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, LA6 2LF, Tel: 015242 76222

Whelprigg House is a neo–Jacobean country house in the old county of Westmorland, a few miles from the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

 
 
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Fell Foot

 

Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN, Tel: 015395 31273

A beautiful, family friendly lakeshore park with stunning mountain views. Extensive, sweeping lawns for games, picnics and gentle walks. Easy lake access.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
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Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

 

Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA11 7HX, Tel: 0191 2691200

The 15C gatehouse of a Benedictine priory, where wrongdoers could claim pardon if they enlisted to fight the Scots.

 
 
 
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Gawsworth Hall

 

Church Lane, Gawsworth, Nr Macclesfield, SK11 9RN, Tel: 01260 223456

Fully live-in Tudor half-timbered manor house with Tilting Ground. Former home of Mary Fitton, Mail of Honour at the court of Queen Elizabeth 1, and the supposed 'Dark Lady' of Shakespear's sonnets.

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  • Rail station: Macclesfield (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Shap Abbey

 

Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3NB, Tel: 0191 2691200

The impressive full-height 15thC tower and other remains of a remote abbey of Premonstratensian 'white canons'.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
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Dorfold Hall

 
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Acton, Nr Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8LD, Tel: 01270 625245

A Jacobean house built in 1616, with beautifully-plastered ceilings, oak panelling and woodland garden.

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  • Rail station: Nantwich (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
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Carlisle Cathedral

 
Healthy Eating Carlisle Award

The Abbey, Carlisle, CA3 8TZ, Tel: 01228 548151

The Cathedral, founded in 1122 and battered by centuries of Border warfare, was built for the glory of God, and services have been said and sung daily in it for nearly 900 years.

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Carlisle Castle

 
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Castle Way, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR, Tel: 01228 591922

Impressive and formidable, Carlisle Castle amply repays exploration of its absorbing 900-year history. Long commanding the especially turbulent western end of the Anglo-Scottish border, Carlisle has witness many conflicts and sieges.

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
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Levens Hall & Gardens

 
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Levens, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD, Tel: 015395 60321

Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion built around a 13thC Pele tower. The much loved home of the Bagot family, visitors often comment on the warm and friendly atmosphere.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Speke Hall, Gardens & Estate

 
National Trust

The Walk, Liverpool, L24 1XD, Tel: 0151 427 7231

Speke Hall is a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house in a most unusual setting on the banks of the River Mersey.

 
 
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Quarry Bank Mill (NT)

 
National Trust

Styal, Nr Wilmslow, SK9 4LA, Tel: 01625 527468

A Georgian cotton mill in the heart of rural Cheshire, now an award-winning museum and the only water-powered cotton mill in the world.

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  • Rail station: Wilmslow (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
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Warton Old Rectory at English Heritage

 

Warton Old Rectory, Carnforth, LA5 9PQ, Tel: 01612 421400

A rare survival of a large 14th-century stone house with great hall and chambers. It served as a residence and courthouse for the wealthy and powerful rectors of Warton.

 
 
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Adlington Hall

 
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Adlington Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF, Tel: 01625 827595

Adlington Hall, the home of the Leghs of Adlington, since 1315, was built on the site of a hunting-lodge which stood in the Forest of Macclesfield in 1040.

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  • Rail station: Adlington (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 
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Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL, Tel: 01539 722464

Abbot Hall is an exquisite gallery in the northwest of England on the edge of the Lake District. Works of art can be enjoyed in this beautiful Georgian villa, drawn both from its important collections and the changing series of exhibitions.

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  • Rail station: Kendal (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
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Cartmel Priory

 

Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6PH, Tel: 01539 536 261

Cartmel Priory was an Augustinian Priory founded on the rule of St Augustine. Monks would pray without ceasing.