Cumbria

Properties and events in Cumbria

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Family Fun Day

Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7PQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us on Saturday 14th of September as we throw open our doors and celebrate Heritage Open Days with an extra special family fun day!

Farfield Mill

Farfield Mill Ltd, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW
Online & In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Farfield Mill a Victorian Woollen Mill, discover the history of wool weaving in Sedbergh. See heritage displays throughout the Mill and access our new digital guide.

Grasmere rushbearing display at National Trust Allan Bank

Allan Bank, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9QB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Learn about the medieval tradition of rushbearing in Grasmere, with a collection of unique items used in the annual village pageant, on display for the first time at Allan Bank.

Guided tours of St Michael's Burgh by Sands

St Michael's Church, St Michael's Church, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 6AW
In person
Pre-booking not required

St Michael's Church stands on the site of the Roman fort of Aballava on Hadrian's Wall and is made of stone from the wall itself. It has had an interesting history over the centuries and is well worth a visit.

Heritage Open Day at Townend: Find your family

National Trust, Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join the Cumbria Family History Society at Townend to learn how you can trace your family's Cumbrian roots.

Holy Trinity Church Kendal

Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Display of clergy copes and stoles

Holy Trinity Church Kendal - Mark's Gospel

Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Hear Mark's Gospel read in the beautiful surroundings of the Parr Chapel.

Holy Trinity, Kendal Parish Church

Kendal Parish Church, Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AF
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Visit our magnificent Bell Tower. Climb to the ringing room and then to the bell chamber in the company of our Bell Captain and team of ringers.

Kendal Unitarian Chapel

Branthwaite Brow, Market Place, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4TN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover Kendal's hidden gem: the town's oldest nonconformist chapel, built in 1720, with a unique Multi-faith Garden of Remembrance.

Moot Hall Council Chamber

Moot Hall, Boroughgate, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6YB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Recently refurbished (2022), the Moot Hall is still used for its original purpose. Official Town Council Business is conducted in the Council Chamber, just as in centuries past. Downstairs now hosts the Tourist Information Centre and Exhibition Room.

Newland Charcoal Iron Furnace

Newland Iron Furnace, Newland, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7QG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visitors will get the chance to look around the Newland Charcoal Iron Furnace. There will be an exhibition of the furnace's history and operation and guided tours will be given to explain things further. There are a number of new exhibits on display.

Restoration of the oldest working Signal Box in the world built in 1861 by the Stockton & Darlington Railway

Stainmore Railway Company Ltd., Kirkby Stephen East Station, South Road, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4LA
In person
Pre-booking not required

The return to working order of a long-abandoned signal box constructed by the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1861.

Sizergh - Gunpowder Walks

Sedgwick, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0JZ
In person
Pre-booking required

Come and marvel at the remains of the New Sedgwick gunpowder works on the Sizergh estate, and learn some of their secrets.

St Andrew's church Penrith

St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrew's Place, Penrith, Cumbria, Cumbria, CA11 7XX
In person
Pre-booking not required

This lovely Church is open every day from 9am to 5pm, and can be found in the centre of the town.

St Mary's Church, Beaumont

St Mary's Church, Beaumont, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 6EF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit St Mary's Church in Beaumont and listen to the story of this historic site.

St. Michael's Church, Bowness on Solway

St. Michael's Church, Bowness-on-Solway, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 5AF
In person
Pre-booking not required

A late Norman Church on the Solway Firth, Cumbria.

Tours of the Historic Library

Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Hawkshead Grammar School Museum is opening up the historic Library, especially for Heritage Open Days! The library is usually closed to the public, so this is a great opportunity to see inside and hear more about the people who built the collection.

Tower Tours

St Andrew's Church, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XX
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Guided tours up the tower - seeing the bells up close - if dry, looking over the town of Penrith from the tower roof.

Victoria Hall

Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6DP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy a Guided Tour of the Victoria Hall, Grade II listed, on Main Street in the pretty, coastal gem of Grange-over-Sands. It houses a beautiful 292 seater Hall with balcony, also the old Council Chamber and Council Offices. Refreshments available.

Warwick Beidge Corn Mill

Warwick Bridge Corn Mill, Little Corby Road, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8RE
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Grade II* listed water powered corn mill will be open this Heritage Open Days. The mill will be working producing stoneground flour and there will be produce for sale