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The Lake District Sights

Brockhole

  • Ambleside Rd. Map It
  • Windermere
  • Information Center

Updated 05/30/2014

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A lakeside 19th-century mansion with 30 acres of terraced gardens sloping down to the water, Brockhole serves as the park's official visitor center and has an exhilarating "treetop trek"—a rope bridge and zip-line route high up through oak trees. The gardens, designed in the Arts and Crafts style by Thomas Mawson, are at their best in spring, when daffodils punctuate the lawns and azaleas burst into bloom. There's an adventure playground, pony rides, mini golf and rowboats

for rent. The bookstore carries hiking guides and maps, and you can picnic here or eat at the café-restaurant. Bus 555/559 goes to the visitor center from Windermere, and boats from Waterhead stop at a pier. Windermere Lake Cruises has seasonal ferry service to Brockhole from Waterhead in Ambleside.

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Sight Information

Address:

Ambleside Rd., Windermere, LA23 1LJ, England

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Phone:

015394-46601

Sight Details:

  • Free; treetop trek £19
  • Mid-Feb.–Oct., daily 10–5, gardens daily 10–dusk; Nov.–mid-Feb., daily 10–4, gardens 8:30–7

Updated 05/30/2014

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