Townend

Important notice -

The car park and garden are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am-5pm with limited capacity. The house and toilets remain closed.

Atmospheric farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories

Townend

Things to see and do

Troutbeck valley

Walks around Troutbeck 

Uncover our top walks in Troutbeck, a peaceful village with Lakeland scenery, farmland and architecture, just outside the bustling town of Windermere.

Ashness Woods in autumn sun, Borrowdale, Lake District

Autumn in the Lake District 

Coming to the Lake District when the fells are turning from green to gold? We think it's one of the best times to visit - here are our top 10 things to do in autumn.

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History

An 'upcycled' wardrobe chest in the Housekeeper's room at Townend

Conserving and re-displaying Lucy Browne's wedding dress

Over the winter of 2017/18 we worked on cleaning and re-displaying Lucy Browne's silk 1832 wedding dress. this was naturally a very fragile piece and has had some natural damage over the years from light and atmospheric pollutants. Here you can see the process we took to clean and re-display it in a way which will give the dress the best possible support and environment for the future.

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Get involved

Volunteer at Townend in Cumbria

Volunteer at Townend 

Townend is full of quirky objects and fascinating stories, we’re looking for volunteers to help us bring these stories to life. If you are enthusiastic, enjoy meeting people and working as part of a team, then why not give it a try? We are looking for Room Guides.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Townend on the National Trust Collections website