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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

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
  • 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.

 
 
 

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
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

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
 
 
 

Cartmel Priory Gatehouse

 

Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Cumbria, LA15 8AX, Tel: 015394 63811

Cartmel Priory Gatehouse is a medieval building located at Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, England. It is listed grade II* and is part of a scheduled monument. It belongs to the National Trust.

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

Quaker Tapestry Exhibition & Museum at Quaker Tapestry Museum & Cafe

 
VistEngland VAQASMember of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4BH, Tel: 01539 722975

Family friendly award winning museum with an internationally created exhibition of 77 captivating and colourful embroidery panels and interative displays.

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  • Rail station: Kendal (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

St Peter's Cathedral

 

East Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3BT, Tel: 01524 384820

Designed by distinguished Lancaster architect Edward Paley in the style of 1300, the building was completed in two phases - in 1857-59 and 1895-96 - initially as a parish church.

 
 

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
 
 
 

Furness Abbey

 

Abbey Approach, Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0PJ, Tel: 01229 823420

Impressive red sandstone remains with ornately decorated chapter house.Once the second most prosperous Cistercian abbey in England.

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  • Rail station: Barrow-in-Furness (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Levens Hall & Gardens

 
VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Blackburn Cathedral

 

Cathedral Offices, Cathedral Close, Blackburn, BB1 5AA, Tel: 01254 51491

Blackburn Cathedral has a Georgian nave with 20thC extensions, sculptures by John Hayward and Josephina De Vasconcellos and Burne-Jones windows

 
 

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.

 
 

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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

Winner of the Art Gallery of the Year Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017, Abbot Hall Art Gallery is a Grade 1 listed building with a national reputation for showing contemporary and historical works.

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  • Rail station: Kendal (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

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.

 
 

Woodhey Chapel

 

Woodhey Chapel, Wood Hey Hall Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8JH, Tel: 01270 524215

Once owned by some of the most powerful and prosperous of landowners in all of Cheshire, Woodhey Hall, and its extensive grounds, is an area steeped in history.

 
 

The Garden at Acorn Bank

 
National Trust

Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1SP, Tel: 017683 61893

At the heart of the Eden Valley, with spectacular views to the Lake District, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a walled garden and an outstanding medicinal and culinary herb collection. The restored watermill works most weekends.

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  • Rail station: Langwathby (5 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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
  • Guided tour(s)