The Lake District Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Lake District - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere 8

Penrith 6

Keswick 5

Coniston 5

Kendal 4

Grasmere 3

Borrowdale 3

Ullswater 3

Rydal 2

Cockermouth 2

Hawkshead 2

Ambleside 2

Cartmel 2

Bassenthwaite Lake 1

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Body Of Water/ Waterfall 6

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Garden/ Arboretum 3

House/ Mansion/ Villa 10

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 1

Information Center 3

Local Interest–Sight 1

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Mountain–Sight 4

Museum/ Gallery 12

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 2

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 2

Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

Store/ Shop/ Mall 1

Tour–Sight 1

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Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 3

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 1

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 2

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Dalemain

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Home of the Hasell family since 1679, Dalemain began with a 12th-century peel tower built to protect the occupants from raiding Scots,...

Lowther Castle

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On 130 acres of parkland and gardens, the 1806 Lowther Castle fell into disrepair during the second half of the 20th century. Once used...

Penrith Castle

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The evocative remains of this 15th-century redbrick castle stand high above a steep, now-dry moat. Home of the maligned Richard, duke...

Penrith Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

In a 16th-century building that served as a school from 1670 to the 1970s, this museum contains neolithic axe heads, interesting fossils,...

Rheged

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Named for the Celtic kingdom of Cumbria, Rheged is a modern, grass-covered visitor center with activities for kids and some interesting...

The Watermill

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

This fully functioning stone-ground flour mill is well worth a visit for its delicious baked goods and for a tour of the fascinating...

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