History and Culture in the Lake District
Traces of rich history and culture in the Lake District can be found around every corner. The region has been blessed with a cornucopia of historic landmarks and cultural attractions.
The Lake District’s heritage is truly reflected in its historical sites. Some of the not-to-be missed historical landmarks are:
Birdoswald Roman Fort: This magnificent World Heritage site is the perfect place to have a colourful insight into the Lake District’s culture and unique history. Explore the longest continuous remaining stretch of the Roman Fort and marvel the artefacts and a model of the wall in the spectacular exhibition. It is the ideal place to walk or cycle along Hadrian’s Wall in Cumbria.
The 1657 Chocolate House: This famous chocolate house was built in 1630 in Kendal. It transformed into a tourist attraction in 1984. Now the Chocolate Houe has been a combination of a bakery, antique shop, travel agents and a ladies fashion shop. It offers 16 speciality chocolate drinks and dishes which are popular worldwide. Committed to retain the English traditions, all dishes have been named from the 1600’s.
Tarn Hows: The Tarns, the most visited spots in the Lakeland, artificially made in the 19th century by joining 3 tarns together. This beauty spot is a 1.5 mile path round the tarn which is surrounded by thick woodland. The attraction is jam packed with tourists in high season.
Wray Castle: This family-friendly mock-gothic castle on the western shore of Windermere is brimming with turrets, towers, informal grounds and Peter Rabbit adventure. It is a wonderful day out offering something to everyone. This spot can be visited in all weathers. Explore the Castle’s elaborate hall, rooms with towers, arrow slots, dressing up, a countryside room and stunning photographs taken by Beatrix Potter’s father to imagine 19th century life.
Grizedale Forest and Visitor Centre: From Mountain biking, swinging through the trees on Goape, indulging into a leisurely meal to relaxing walks, this amazing forest has various adventurous activities to enjoy. The visitor centre includes café in the forest; forest shop and bike hire shop. Witness and experience wide range of events in this exhilarating spot.
Carlisle Castle: A great medieval fortress that has inspired the city of Carlisle for over nine centuries. Be a part of the ancient history by exploring fascinating chambers, dungeons, stairways and the legendary licking stones. Take a walk down memory lane and uncover the unique history through lively exhibitions. You may opt for the guided tour of the Castle.
Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre: Set in the inspirational Howgills, a walk to this textile mill is delightful. This 4 floors building offers heritage displays, original working looms, regular changing exhibitions, displays and sales of arts and crafts. You can read the literature about the mill’s history and get true insights about its establishment.
Claife Viewing Station: Explore the mystical heights of Claife Viewing Station and immersed yourself in its colourful history.
Duddon Mosses National Nature Reserve: Discover one of England’s remaining peatland habitats and admire the stunning views over the Lakeland Fells and sea.
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