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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

 
 
 
Christmas at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
Christmas Advent Events at Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House

Fri 1 - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Windermere 015394 461 39

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

Fri 20 Oct 2017 - Sat 17 Feb 2018

Kendal 01539 722 464

 
 

Selected stately homes

Tatton Park

Knutsford 01625 374400

 
 
 
Capesthorne Hall

Macclesfield 01625 861221

 
 

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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
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Penrith Castle

 

Castlegate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7HX, Tel: 0191 2691200

Penrith Castle was begun at the end of the 14th century by Ralph Neville, who played a key role in defending this area against the Scots.

 
 
 
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Lytham Hall

 

Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham, FY8 4JX, Tel: 01253 736652

Palladian-style country house built in 1764, plus Italianate gardens, heritage parkland and tearoom.

 
 
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Bow Bridge

 

Parkhouse Road, Yarlside, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0PL, Tel: 0191 2691200

This narrow 15th century stone bridge across Mill Beck carried an old packhorse route to nearby Furness Abbey.

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  • Rail station: Barrow-in-Furness (2 miles)
  • Free entry
 
 
 
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Hoghton Tower

 
Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0SH, Tel: 01254 852986

A Tudor- Elizabethan Manor House with beautiful state rooms and walled gardens.

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  • Rail station: Preston Railway Station (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • 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.

 
 
 
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20 Forthlin Road, Allerton

 

20 Forthlin Road, Allerton, P.O Box 1, Liverpool, L24 1YP, Tel: 0151 708 8574

A combined tour of 'Mendips' and 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool

 
 
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Holmston Hall at Holmston Hall Olde Barn

 

Holmston Hall, Little Budworth, Tarporley, CW6 9AY, Tel: 01829 760366

A 15th century barn recently restored.

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  • Rail station: Crewe (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House

 
VistEngland VAQAS

Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT, Tel: 015394 46139

Blackwell is one of England's most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20thC. Designed by MH Baille Scott between 1898 and 1900, it is a superb example of arts and crafts movement.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Hare Hill Gardens (NT)

 

Oak Road, Over Alderley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4QB, Tel: 01625 584412

Enjoy this informal garden as it comes alive in spring, snowdrops and cyclamen lead the way and are soon followed by the vibrant colour of rhododendrons, magnolias, and azaleas.

 
 
 
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Beatrix Potter Gallery (Hawkshead)

 
National Trust

Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NS, Tel: 015394 36355

Step inside this charming old building to enjoy an exhibition of Beatrix Potter's original drawings and watercolours.

 
 
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Muncaster Castle

 
VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeMember of Cumbria Tourism

Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ, Tel: 01229 717614

Home of the Penningtons for 800 years. Tour this glorious castle with an informative and free interactive wand.

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  • Rail station: Ravenglass (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Swarthmoor Hall

 
Member of Cumbria Tourism

Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Swarthmoor, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ, Tel: 01229 583204

Swarthmoor Hall is a 16th Century country house (circa 1586) set in beautiful gardens and grounds in 130 acres of farmland, with views to neighbouring fells and close to the bustling market town of Ulverston.

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  • Rail station: Ulverston (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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Mayburgh Henge

 

Eamont Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, LA13 0TJ, Tel: 0191 2691200

A large and impressive Neolithic henge, much better preserved than neighbouring King Arthur's Round Table. Its banks stand up to three metres (10 feet) high, and unusually are constructed of pebbles collected from the nearby river.

 
 
 
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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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The Watermill at Little Salkeld

 
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Little Salkeld, Nr Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1NN, Tel: 01768 881523

18th Century Watermill, commercially milling Organic/Biodynamic, British, stoneground flours, tours available when mill staff are present.

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  • Rail station: Langwathby (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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Smithills Hall

 

Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, BL7 7NP, Tel: 01204 332377

One of Bolton's original family homes dating back to medieval times. Set in over 2,000 acres of grounds and gardens, Smithills Hall is one of the oldest and best preserved manor houses in the North West.

 
 
 
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Stagshaw Garden at Stagshaw Gardens

 

Stagshaw Lane, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0HE, Tel: 015394 46027

Woodland garden including fine collections of rhododendrons and azaleas. Ericaceous trees and shrubs including magnolias, camellias and embothriums. Views over Windermere.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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Graythwaite Hall Gardens

 

Graythwaite, Nr Lakeside, Cumbria, LA12 8BA, Tel: 015395 31248

Spring and summer garden designed by Thomas Mawson specialising in rhododendrons, azaleas and ornamental trees.

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  • Rail station: Grange-over-Sands (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin

 

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD, Tel: 015394 41396

Brantwood house is a registered museum. The 9 rooms that Ruskin used are open to the public. The Severn Studio presents a programme of quality art and craft exhibitions throughout the year.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Brougham Castle

 

Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2AA, Tel: 01768 862488

Picturesque Brougham Castle was begun in the early 13thC by Robert de Vieuxpont, near the site of a Roman fort guarding the crossing of the River Eamont.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access