Attractions Around the Cartmel Peninsula

Lakeland Miniature Village and Oriental Garden
One man's skill, artistry and craftsmanship has created more than 120 tiny Cumbrian houses, farms, barns, walls, water features and bridges including some recognisable buildings. Work still in progress. Also Oriental Garden and gift shop. Disabled access. Small attraction. Coach House, Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE from B5278 Haverthwaite to Lindale road turn into Main Street at Flookburgh, follow signs to Ravenstown turning into Winder Lane. Opening times, admission charges and further information on their website. Telephone 015395 58500

Holker Hall and Gardens
Family home of Lord and Lady Cavendish, house dates back to early 16th C, West wing, rebuilt after 1871 fire, open to public along with 25 acres of gardens, part woodland, part formal Victorian, plus 200 acre parkland. Food hall, restaurant, gift shop. Holker Estate, Cark-in-Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands LA11 7PL 3 miles W of Grange-over-Sands, off A590 at Haverthwaite take B5278 S for 4.5 miles Opening times, admission charges and further information on their website. Telephone: 01539 558328
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Lakeland Motor Museum
30,000 motoring-related items plus Campbell Bluebird Exhibition and shop in former blue mill carton filling building. Recreated 1920s garage, historic cars, motorcycles, tractors, motoring costume, fashion, shop fronts, Leven Valley history etc. Cafe, gift shop. Opening times, admission charges and further information on their website. Mid-size attraction Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8TA 015395 30400 Email Us web site

Lakes Aquarium
Fish and marine animals, examine Windermere's underwater life from the lake to Morecambe Bay, and see water life from around the world plus virtual dive bell, underwater tunnel, shop, cafe. On Lakeside quayside/railway station. From A590 at Newby Bridge cross bridge follow minor road N to S tip of Windermere. Opening times, admission charges and further information on their website Mid-size attraction. Lakeside near Newby Bridge, LA12 8AS 015395 30153 Email Us web site

Fell Foot Park
18 acres of restored Victorian gardens on S shore of Windermere (National Trust). Lake access for canoes (free), sailing boats; adventure playground, tea room, shop, picnic areas, rowing boat hire, river paddling. Opening times, parking charges and further information on their website. Free, (paid-for parking) on bus route or small launch from Lakeside jetty next to Lakeside Hotel (car parking charge at Lakeside), or arrive by steam-train from Haverthwaite (200m from jetty). Large-size attraction. On A592, less than 1 mile from A590 Newby Bridge, LA12 8NN 015395 31273 email
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Bigland Outdoor
Outdoor activities on country estate. Clay shooting (driven, crossing, going away, bolting rabbit etc.), archery, (bows suitable for men, women and children) target shooting, quad trek, simulated game shooting, pony trekking. Fishing in large coarse lake stocked with carp, bream, tench, roach, perch, pike etc. plus 16 acre trout lake stocked with rainbows. Opening times and further information on their website. Mid-size to big all-day attraction. Backbarrow, Ulverston, LA12 8PB Book in advance on 01229 736006. Signposted off the A590 2 miles S of Newby Bridge at Backbarrow, take road marked Brow Edge up steep hill for 1 mile to crossroads, go straight across and into Bigland Hall Estate.
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Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
3.5 miles of standard gauge preserved railway and station, originally a branch line of Furness Railway and closed in 1960s. Cafe, shop, large engine shed with locomotives, special events, free parking. Passenger trains to Lakeside and Windermere Steamers quayside daily April to Oct plus Nov and Dec weekends to Christmas. Timetable and further information on their website Mid to Large-size attraction. Haverthwaite Station, near Newby Bridge, LA12 8AL on side of A590 5 miles N of Ulverston. 015395 31594
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Bigland Hall Equestrian
Equestrian activities, Horse riding including lessons, pony trekking, fell rides and beach rides on Morecambe Bay, equestrian competitions, all day rides, dressage tuition, livery, 2-hour fell rides for riders confident to trot or canter, 2-3 day Coniston trail ride through Grisedale Forest to Coniston Water, riding club. Mid-size to large all-day attraction. Backbarrow, Ulverston, LA12 8PB 015395 30333 Signposted off the A590 2 miles S of Newby Bridge at Backbarrow, take road marked Brow Edge up steep hill for 1 mile to T-junction, go straight across to Bigland Hall Estate driveway. web site

Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Guided tour of former mill producing wooden bobbins for Lancashire cotton mills from 1835 to 1971. Fascinating stories of working life and conditions. Exhibition and shop (English Heritage). Mid-size attraction. On minor road W of Windermere 2 miles N of Newby Bridge (across bridge from A590) near Finsthwaite, postal address Colton, Ulverston LA12 8AX telephone 0870 333 1181
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