Things to see & do

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This winter

Wrap up warm and explore our woodland winter wonderland

Wrap up warm and explore our woodland winter wonderland

Our doors may be closed for the winter, but there are plenty of other places to visit nearby. Head to Allan Bank in Grasmere for a traditional family Christmas, or head over to Wray Castle for a go at Husky Mushing.

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.