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Lake District


Atmospheric farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories

Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB

The fire is lit in the kitchen at Townend

Important notice

Townend is now closed for winter. We look forward to welcoming you back in when we reopen on Tuesday 26 March.

Planning your visit

The South front of Townend, a rare intact survival of the house of a family of yeoman farmers in Troutbeck, Cumbria

Booking your visit to Townend 

Plan your visit to Townend and book your guided tour. Read this article to find out everything you need to know.

A close up of a dog and visitor

Visiting Townend with your dog 

Visit Townend with your four-legged friend. Find out where you can and can't take your dog and discover some recommended walking routes.

A costumed woman in the library at Townend in Troutbeck, Cumbria

Upcoming events at Townend 

Find out what events we have coming up at Townend.

A view of the small library at Townend, with ornate wooden bookshelves on the left wall, a large fireplace on the back wall and a desk and chair to the right

Book your tour

Please note we recommend booking tickets for tours at Townend. You can book for today up until 8am. Every Thursday time slots will be available for the next 14 days.