Things to see & do

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Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

2015 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail logo

3-6 April, 1-4pm

Come and have a go at our Easter egg trail. Search Townend garden for hidden eggs and complete the trail to win your chocolate prize! £1.50 

Kids stuff

Looking for clues

We have plenty to keep the kids entertained this Spring.

Let them tackle the Townend quiz as you follow one of our guided tours and look out for interesting objects on the kids trail as you explore the house. Outdoors they can play traditional games and have a go at the scavenger hunt around our cottage garden. 

Don't forget to...

  • Get your boots on and explore Troutbeck valley with one of our downloadable trails
  • Follow the Townend Trail to find the things that most people will miss
  • Enjoy our cottage garden and admire George's prize winning plants
  • Visit one of our nearby places that stay open for Winter
  • Discover lots of quirky objects as you wander through the house
  • Try to guess the age of George's intricately carved furniture

Join a guided a tour

Want to find out how you can 'burn a candle at both ends' and how the crafty chambermaid outwitted the rich merchant?

Then join one of our tours, every open day at 11am and 12 noon. 

Places limited.

Walk this way

glorious views over Windermere are the reward for the climb

There are some great walks around Troutbeck which all offer breathtaking views of Windermere.

Here are a few of our favourites to download:

Spotlight on...

Not your ordinary object to find in a farmhouse © National Trust


Yes, handcuffs. Not your ordinary find in a National Trust house. So why would you find handcuffs in a Westmorland farmhouse?

Come and see us and we might just tell you.