Properties and events in Cumbria 2017

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Nenthead Mines

Smelt Mill, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3PD

Nenthead Mines is an important historic place at Nenthead, near Alston, in Cumbria. The remote valley is covered by the remains from the lead and…

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A Talk on Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley And The Vital Defence of The Lake District

St Margaret of Antioch Church, Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA

St Margaret of Antioch, Wray on Windermere is the estate church for Wray Castle, the 19th century mock gothic pile built for a Liverpool surgeon…

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Art from Charlotte Mason’s House of Education: Murals in ‘Millet’ and Nature Notebooks at the Armitt

University of Cumbria, Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BB

Art from Charlotte Mason's House of Education: Murals in 'Millet' and Nature Notebooks at the Armitt As we celebrate the 10th Annoversary of the…

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Hawkshead Hill Baptist Chapel

Chapel Cottage, Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0PW

Hawkshead Hill Chapel is a converted 17th century barn. The congregation derives from a small group of miners who covenanted together in 1678 in…

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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s House

Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF

Beatrix's beloved Hill Top is a time capsule of her amazing life. This unique tour led by our experienced collections manager will get you closer…

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National Trust Allan Bank

Allan Bank, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9QB

Make yourself at home at Allan Bank. Help yourself to a cuppa and relax in the study with a book. Create a masterpiece in our art room, try your…

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The Elterwater Merz Barn

Cylinders, Elterwater, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JB

The Cylinders site was originally a landscape garden but was left derelict for more than 40 years and has become a refuge for Lakeland birds and…

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Wray Castle

Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA

This year we're uncovering the colourful history of the castle: join a tour with our volunteer research intern to hear what we’ve learnt this…

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YHA Langdale, High Close Heritage Open Day

YHA Langdale, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HJ

A celebration of heritage and history at High Close Estate in partnership with the National Trust and English Heritage. Come and explore this…

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Opening of the Tower at Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle Cathedral, Abbey Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TZ

The tour will take visitors up steep staircases, along narrow passages and across the clerestory with spectacular views into the chancel and…

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All Saints’ Church Bell Tower

All Saints Church, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9PJ

We will have information displays, models, books and talks about the history and art of bell ringing. We will have videos of bell ringing,…

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Cockermouth & Papcastle Conservation Areas Exhibition and Book Launch

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9LU

During 2017, Cockermouth Civic Trust have been participating in the national celebration of the 50th anniversary of Conservation Areas in…

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Cockermouth Castle

Castlegate, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9EU

A guided tour of the castle grounds led by Cockermouth Civic Trust and by the kind permission of the owners, Lord & Lady Egremont. The tour will…

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Isel Hall

Isel, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QG

Isel Hall is a private home standing on a steep slope above the River Derwent, commanding glorious views across the river to the Lakeland Fells.…

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Masonic Hall

Challoner Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9QS

Visitors will be able to tour the Free Masons Hall and find out more about Free Masonry. The Cockermouth Free Masons Hall was built in 1885 and is…

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River Confluence Storying

Confluence Area, Brewery Lane, Cockermouth , Cumbria

Meeting at the recently refurbished area at the confluence of the River Cocker and River Derwent, come and join our story tellers Jeff Wallcook,…

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Wordsworth House and Garden

National Trust, Wordsworth House, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX

Step back in time to the 1770s and experience William Wordsworth’s childhood home free of charge on Saturday 9 September. Whether you meet the…

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Steam Yacht Gondola

Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN

A free, 'behind the scenes' tour of Steam Yacht Gondola owned and operated by the National Trust. Visitors will be able to view archive material…

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Dalton Castle

Market Place, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AX

The 14th-century tower known as Dalton Castle was formerly the manorial courthouse of Furness Abbey. Here the abbott exercised his right to hold…

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Derwentwater Independent Hostel (Barrow House)

Barrow House, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UR

From follies to fell running, explore the fascinating history and grounds of Barrow House, a Georgian mansion that was built for Joseph…

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Theatre by the Lake Open Day

Theatre By the Lake, Lake Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ

Take a look behind the scenes of this busy theatre in the height of its home-produced rep season of plays. Come in and meet our staff, actors,…

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St Michael, Barton - Church Heritage

St Michael's Church, Tirril, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2LR

St. Michael's is a Grade 1 listed church and is the only medieval church in Cumbria with a central Norman tower. The church was built in the mid…

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Conishead Priory and Modern Buddhist Temple

Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple, A5087 Coast Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 9QQ

Visit the Temple for World Peace, see the Romantic Gothic mansion, stroll in the gardens, explore the woods, discover the beach on Morecambe Bay.…

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Fell Foot’s Hidden Heritage

Fell Foot Park, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN

Unrivalled in its position at the foot of England’s longest and best loved lake, Fell Foot is unique in the Lake District. Here a complex of…

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Exhibition celebrating the life and work of Percy Kelly a local artist.

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Scotch Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7NL

To mark Heritage Open Day and one of its suggested themes this year of LGBTQ issues, we will be celebrating the life and work of Percy Kelly a…

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St Bees Head Fog Signal Station walk

Haig Mining Museum Car Park, Solway Road, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 9BG

Join the Colourful Coast Partnership as we walk from Haig Museum along the coast to the St Bees Head Fog Signal Station - you’ll see and hear…

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Walk The Past

The Beacon Museum, West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7LY

Discover the amazing and diverse history of Georgian Whitehaven. On foot, you will have the opportunity to go back in time and explore the unique…

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St Michael’s Church, Bowness on Solway

St. Michael's Church, Bowness on Solway, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 5AF

St Michael's Church reflects the life on the Solway dating back to Norman times. The Norman Font, the old bells of 1626, with their swashbuckling…

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Calgarth Park

Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LF

Calgarth Park is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion built in 1790 by Richard Watson, Bishop of Llandaff. Set in lovely parkland and with views of…

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