North West

From magnificent houses and mighty castles, to stunning coastline and dramatic landscapes, there’s plenty to explore in the North West.

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Wildtime adventures

William Wordsworth’s wild childhood is the inspiration for a season of #wildtime in the Lake District. William spent his days swimming in the Derwent, reading on its banks, chasing butterflies, hunting for birds’ nests and roaming nearby lanes and fields. His love of nature fed his imagination and grew up to be one of the world’s favourite poets.

Take a break. Just here...

Camping pod at Low Wray Campsite © NTPL/Paul Harris

Camping pod at Low Wray Campsite

Fancy a last minute holiday in the Lake District? We’ve 18 cosy holiday cottages and three beautiful campsites to choose from.

Feeling sporty this summer?

Try your hand at archery over at Speke Hall © NTPL/Wendy Parry

Try your hand at archery over at Speke Hall

Ever fancied picking up a bow and arrow, testing your tracking skills with a map and compass, or shinning up a climbing wall? Then Speke Hall is the place to go during the summer holidays.

Summer holiday fun

Oh wait, oh no, it's a Gruffalo! © NTPL/Axel Scheffler

Oh wait, oh no, it's a Gruffalo!

From following the Gruffalo trail at Lyme Park to a Tudor festival at Little Moreton Hall or making your own puppet show at Quarry Bank, we’ve plenty going on!

Rosa Stamford's Sanctuary

The Stamford Sanctuary rose - a lasting legacy © NTPL/Peter Beales Roses

The Stamford Sanctuary rose - a lasting legacy

 A rose commemorating the Stamford Hospital and its patients was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. You can order one for your garden. 

Arrive in style

The first Ullswater Steamer arriving at Aira Force Pier © Ullswater Steamers

There's a new way to experience Aira Force and Ullswater - we've partnered up with Ullswater Steamers so you can hop on the boat and sail across the lake from Glenridding. 

Rainy day ideas

 © National Trust/Emma Williams

Raining? No problem, there's still plenty to do...

Go puddle jumping on a rainy walk, dress up in costume at Lyme, Little Moreton, Wray or Speke, have an apprentice adventure at Quarry Bank, take in the views from Allan Bank, or put on your raincoat and make a mud pie! 

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