Beautiful medieval house, still lived in by the Strickland family. Take a stroll through a rich, beautiful garden with ponds, a lake, a national collection of hardy ferns and a superb limestone rock garden.
Derwent Water is often called the 'Queen of the Lakes', and as you canoe between the islands with your picnic at the ready it's easy to see why. The friendly staff at our shop and information centre on the Keswick Foreshore will help you out with local knowledge about canoeing, interesting things to see and walks to do.
William Wordsworth, a great poet of the Romantic age, was born in this Georgian townhouse. We've presented the home and the gardens as they would have been in the 1770s so that you can experience it as Wordsworth would have done in his childhood.
Costumed interpreters are on hand to provide an insight into the daily life of the family and their servants.
Buttermere (the lake) offers one of the best round-the-lake walks in the Lake District. The walk is relatively easy and level with a great 'reward for effort' ratio. The views mean that your photos make it look like you've been somewhere much more rugged. NB footbridge closed until mid-August. Look out for diversion signs.