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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

 
 
 
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

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

Sat 23 Sep 2017 - Sun 28 Jan 2018

Carlisle 01228 618718

 
 
 
Women of the Arts & Crafts Movement
Women of the Arts & Crafts Movement at Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House

Fri 15 Sep 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018

Windermere 015394 46139

 
 
 
Art Workshop
Art Workshop with Patrick Corbett at Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Coniston 015394 41396

 
 

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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)
 
 
 
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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Port Sunlight Village & Heritage Centre

 

Port Sunlight Village & Heritage Centre, 23 King Georges Drive, Wirral, CH62 5DX, Tel: 0151 644 6466

We are an independent charitable trust responsible for preserving and promoting the model village of Port Sunlight, created by William Hesketh Lever for his Sunlight soap factory workers in 1888.

 
 
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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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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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Hadrian's Wall

 

Hadrian's Wall & Housesteads Fort, Barbon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN, Tel: 01937 831865

Hadrian's Wall is a spectacular World Heritage Site, marching 73 miles from sea to sea across some of the wildest and most dramatic country in England.

 
 
 
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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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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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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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Brougham Hall

 

Brougham Hall, Brougham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2DE, Tel: 01768 868184

This is a site of considerable historical interest from Bronze Age onwards. As part of the amenities of the hall for wedding receptions there is also a 1310 chapel.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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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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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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Peckforton Castle

 

Stone House Lane, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9TN, Tel: 01829 260 930

Our castle has centuries of tradition within its walls, and the ageless charm you enjoy now is due to the vision held by the Naylor family when they took ownership back in 2006.

 
 
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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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Beeston Castle

 
English Heritage

Chapel Lane, Beeston, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9TX, Tel: 01829 260464

Set 350 feet above the Cheshire Plain on the sheer rocky crags, legend has it that the majestic Beeston Castle guards buried treasure once belonging to Richard II.

 
 
 
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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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Kendal Castle

 

Kendal, Cumbria, LA9, Tel: 01539 822222

Kendal Castle is situated on a mound-like hill, known as a drumlin, to the east of the town of Kendal, Cumbria, in northern England.

 
 
 
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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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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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Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens

 
Cumbria Tourism Awards WinnerHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Underskiddaw, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QE, Tel: 017687 72287

A family-run historic house with strong literacy connections in a fantastic setting. Live piano music and children's quiz in house. Four woodland playgrounds, lakeside and poetry walks in the grounds. Excellent tearoom specialising in Cumbr

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  • Rail station: Penrith (20 miles)
  • Children welcome
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Dalton Castle

 

Market Square, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8BU, Tel: 015395 60951

Dalton Castle is a grade I listed 14th-century peel tower situated in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust.

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  • Rail station: Dalton-in-Furness (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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Heaton Park

 

Farm Centre Heaton Park, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SW, Tel: 0161 773 1085

More than just a walk in the park, Heaton Park is a historic area on the edge of Manchester with all the attractions offering a full day out for all ages.