The Lake District has a fascinating story to tell.

Historic sites abound here, including Hadrian’s Wall at the Roman town of Maryport; thirteenth-century Muncaster Castle, and Hill Top, the seventeenth-century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter created her magical world. Visit our historic harbours to discover our rich maritime heritage; explore the Georgian town of Whitehaven, visit the childhood home of William Wordsworth in Cockermouth. Fancy something more recent? You can trace the fascinating history of cars and bikes at the Lakeland Motor Museum.

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Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain. It stretches seventy-three miles from Wallsend near Newcastle, across the neck of England to Bowness-on-Solway in North West Cumbria, and stands today as a reminder of the past glories of one of the world’s greatest empires.


Muncaster Castle

Muncaster offers a full day out – or more – with something for everyone. From families with children looking for a range of activities to keep everyone entertained to groups looking for an excellent value venue for a day excursion or to visit one of our range of evening events for arts and culture, Muncaster Castle and Gardens and its Hawk & Owl Centre earn their place as a top attraction in Cumbria.


Hill Top

Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter by visiting Hill Top. Full of her favourite things, this house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'tale'.

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Lakeland Motor Museum

Head down memory lane to the Lakeland Motor Museum and feast your eyes on a unique collection of 30,000 exhibits. That includes 140 classic cars and motorbikes, all carefully assembled over 50 years. Nestled in the scenic Leven Valley and open seven days a week, the Museum isn’t just about cars.