The natural wonders of the Lake District are described in innumerable books and guides. However, below is a selection of some of the man-
Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow (1.5 miles south-
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Haverthwaite (2 miles south). Steam railway which operates between the two named places.
High Dam, Finsthwaite (2 miles north-
Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Finsthwaite (2.5 miles north-
Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside, Newby Bridge (2.5 miles north-
Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside, Newby Bridge (2.5 miles north-
Fell Foot Park, Newby Bridge (2.5 miles north-
Holker Hall, Cark-
Go Ape, Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre (6.5 miles north). Tree-
Laurel and Hardy Museum, Ulverston (7 miles south-
Hill Top, Near Sawrey (7 miles north). National Trust. The other Hill Top! The property of Beatrix Potter from 1905 to her death in 1943.
Blackwell, close to Bowness-
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness (9 miles north-
South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Dalton-
Levens Hall, Levens (12.5 miles east). Historic house and gardens, famous for its topiary.
Brantwood, near Coniston, but on the eastern lake shore (13 miles north-
Ruskin Museum, Coniston (13.5 miles north-
Sizergh Castle, near Levens (14 miles east). A beautiful mediaeval house and gardens. National Trust.
The Armitt Museum, Ambleside (14 miles north). Devoted to the cultural heritage of the Lake District.
Furness Abbey, located between Barrow-
Rydal Mount and Gardens, Rydal, Ambleside (16 miles north). The home of Wllliam Wordsworth from 1813 to his death in 1850.
The Dock Museum, Barrow-
Dove Cottage, Grasmere (18 miles north). The home of William Wordsworth between 1799 and 1808, and later Thomas de Quincey (best known for his book, Confessions of an English Opium Eater).
Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass (40 miles north-
Windermere, Ullswater and Coniston Water. Various trips are available on these lakes.