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Lake District


Atmospheric farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories

Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB

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Visitors walking along a footpath surrounded by greenery and trees at Townend, with the white-walled house visible behind them, and a view over the countryside beyond

Important notice

Townend is open today. Fibre is being installed and there are rolling road closures in place. Please use your own judgement if driving up. To walk up from Troutbeck Bridge takes about 30mins.

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. New display 'Letters from London' features archive documents.

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

Daily at 3pm. Please book your place in advance. Every Thursday time slots will be released for the next 14 days.