Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history
Amazing days out
Whether it's a challenging hike on the fells, a fascinating historic story, a delicious treat in one of our cafés or a pint in our pub, the Lakes has a huge variety of exciting things to do all year round.
Experience the great outdoors
Take a break
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Elisabeth Birkett was the Mary Berry of the Townend kitchen and it’s her 1699 recipe book that inspired me to compare life in the Bake Off kitchen, with life in a rural farmhouse.
Join the Great British Walk
New kitchen café at Allan Bank
This isn't a regular tea room but a warm and homely kitchen at Allan Bank. Sit at the big refectory table and help yourself to sandwiches, soup, cakes, snacks and drinks.
Gathering dust, collecting shadows
We've a very unusual exhibition at Acorn Bank - it uses moths as a metaphor to represent the past history of the house and the forgotten lives of the people who have occupied it over the centuries.
World Heritage Site
We care for this iconic landscape so we're supporting the Lake District bid for World Heritage Site status in 2016.