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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

 
 
 
Andrew Hurley
Eight Ghosts: Meet the Author - Andrew Hurley at Carlisle Castle

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Carlisle 0370 333 1181

 
 
 
Common Blue by John Ford
Glenfender Wildlife by John Ford at Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin

Fri 14 Apr - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Coniston 015394 41396

 
 
 
Half Term Horrors
Half Term Horrors at Lowther Castle & Gardens

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

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

 
 

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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)
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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Samlesbury Hall

 

Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0UP, Tel: 01254 812229

Samlesbury Hall is a black and white, oak-timbered medieval manor-house dating from 1325. Decorated with distinctive quatrefoils and wattle and daub infill.

 
 
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Heskin Hall

 

Wood Lane, Heskin, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 5PA, Tel: 01257 452044

Heskin Hall is one of the best examples of Tudor Architecture in Northern England. Construction started on this, the New Hall, in C. 1548, and the Hearth Tax records of 1666 record it as the largest property upon the manor, with 15 hearths.

 
 
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Rufford Old Hall

 
National Trust

200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 1SG, Tel: 01704 823814

Be wowed by the Tudor Great Hall with its fantastic furniture, arms, armour, tapestries and the carved oak screen, a rare survivor from the 1500s.

 
 
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Steam Yacht Gondola

 
VistEngland VAQAS

Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN, Tel: 015394 32733

Float back to Victorian times as you indulge in a luxurious cruise on captivating Coniston water in this exquisite steam-powered craft.

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  • Rail station: Ulverston/Windermere (13 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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Goodshaw Chapel

 

Goodshaw Lane, Crawshawbooth, Lancashire, BB4 8BD, Tel: 01706 227333

English Heritage's only Nonconformist place of worship, this atmospheric Baptist chapel displays a complete set of box-pews, galleries and pulpit dating from c. 1742 to 1809.

 
 
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Knowsley Hall

 

Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AF, Tel: 0151 489 4827

Knowsley Hall is a stately home near Liverpool in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, Merseyside, England. Since 1953 it has been designated a Grade II* listed building, and is the ancestral home of the Stanley family, the Earls of Derby.

 
 
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Meols Hall

 
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Churchtown, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 7LZ, Tel: 01704 228326

Meols Hall manor-house and estate have been in the Hesketh family for 27 generations, and is still a privately-owned home.

 
 
 
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Hill Top

 
National Trust

Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF, Tel: 015394 36269

Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter by visiting Hill Top.

 
 
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Ambleside Roman Fort

 

-, LA22, Tel: 0191 2691200

The well-marked remains of a 2nd-century fort with large granaries, probably built under Hadrian's rule to guard the Roman road from Brougham to Ravenglass and act as a supply base. Managed by the National Trust.

 
 
 
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Townend

 
National Trust

Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB, Tel: 015394 32628

A real Lakeland hidden treasure set in the beautiful village of Troutbeck, this 17thC solid stone and slate house sits imposingly on the hillside, its huge chimneys typical of the area.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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Hardnott Roman Fort at Hardknott Roman Fort

 

Nr Eskdale, Cumbria, -, Tel: 0191 2691200

Remote and dramatically-sited fort, founded under Hadrian in the 2ndC. Well-marked remains include headquarters building and bath house.

 
 
 
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Isel Hall at Historic Houses Association

 

Isel Hall, Cockermouth, CA13 0QG, Tel: 01900 821778

Standing on a steep slope above the winding River Derwent and two miles from Bassenthwaite Lake, Isel Hall is a spectacular building.

 
 
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Pendle Heritage Centre

 

Park Hill, Barrowford, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6JQ, Tel: 01282 661704

Pendle Heritage Centre is in Lancashire's Witch Country. In the grounds of the Heritage Centre are: Garden Tea Room; gifts & Souvenirs in the Parlour Shop; Historic Farmhouse; Tourist Information Centre; Pendle Art Gallery & Woodland Walks.

 
 
 
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Halecat Garden Nursery & Gardens

 

Halecat House, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6RT, Tel: 015395 52096

Traditional garden nursery with a wide selection of interesting plants. Adjoining formal garden.

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  • Rail station: Kendal (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Heron Corn Mill

 
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7PQ, Tel: 015395 64271

Heron Corn Mill on the banks of the river Bela in Beetham; South Cumbria, is one of the few working mills in the area, and has been a base for local industry powered by renewable energy for over 900 years.

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  • Rail station: Arnside (3 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Dalemain Historic House & Gardens

 
Historic Houses Association MemberHudsons Heritage Awards - WinnerMember of Cumbria Tourism

Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB, Tel: 017684 86450

Dalemain is a fine mixture of medieval, Tudor and early Georgian architecture. The imposing Georgian façade strikes the visitor immediately but in the cobbled courtyard the atmosphere of the north country Tudor manor is secure.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Little Moreton Hall Gardens (NT) at Little Moreton Hall (NT)

 
National Trust

Congleton Road, Congleton, CW12 4SD, Tel: 01260 272018

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  • Rail station: Congleton (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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The Whoop Hall & Country Club

 

Burrow with Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire, LA6 2HP, Tel: 01524 271284

The Whoop Hall is proud of its team of professional chefs, who create freshly-made dishes on the premises using fresh local produce, which makes the restaurant and bistro firm favourites with locals and residents alike.

 
 
 
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Sizergh House at Sizergh Castle - National Trust

 
National Trust

Nr Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE, Tel: 015395 60951

With more than 750 years of history and centuries-old portraits sitting alongside modern family photographs, this medieval house certainly feels lived in; indeed it is still home to the Strickland family.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Kirklinton Hall and Gardens at Kirklinton Hall

 
Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Kirklinton, Carlisle, CA6 6BB, Tel: 01228 231045

Beautifully atmospheric 17th Century country house ruin, built from the stone of the original 12th Century de Boyville castle. Family picnics, small cafe, special events, film and fashion shoots, corporate functions, parties and weddings.

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access