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  • The Armitt Ambleside Museum Lake District UK and Cumbria Attractions
    Weather THE ARMITT AMBLESIDE MUSEUM THE ARMITT AMBLESIDE MUSEUM The Armitt Ambleside Museum Situated in the heart of Ambleside close to Bridge House Combining a Library and a Museum and with the aid of scholarship and fun art and entertainment you will discover an insight into the lives of the Lakeland people that once lived here in the Lakes from William Wordsworth Beatrix Potter John Ruskin and others like De Quincey the Collingwood family Charlotte Mason Hariett Martineau Herbert Bell William Green and Kurt Schwitters who represent the historic literary artistic and intellectual life of this area Within The Armitt you will also discover a fine collection of books and manuscripts photographs drawings and paintings memorabilia and archaeological objects all relating to the above people like Beatrix Potter watercolours and drawings of fungi mosses and fossils which are all housed in a new purpose building It is advisable to contact the museum prior to your visit if there is something specific you wish to see or any alterations have been made to the Opening times and the attraction itself Disclaimer Further information and details on opening times costs and facilities please contact or visit their website Location Rydal Road Ambleside

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  • Stagshaw Gardens Ambleside Lake District National Trust
    a excellent collection of shrubs that includes rhododendrons azaleas camellias magnolias embothriums and and ericaceous trees You will find steep slopes with one 1 valley having a beck with a few small waterfalls on as it cascades through the woodland The gardens were created by the late Cubby Acland for the National Trust until his retirement in 1973 It is advisable to contact Stagshaw Garden prior to your visit if

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  • Hayes Garden World Ambleside Lake District
    in the area providing the highest standards of service and value you would expect from a family run business Linked to the history of the area with roots in design and landscaping of some the finest gardens in the Lake District for example the Dutch borders and rockery from 1925 at the Sizergh Castle owned by the National Trust At Hayes you will find a huge range of quality gardening and leisure products to suit all your gardening requirements with expert staff passing their knowledge and advice onto you What ever your needs are whether its outdoors or indoors you will find excellent displays in all areas of this garden world to suit your tastes and to inspire Besides plants shrubs trees you will find Cacti and Bonsai trees along with Aquarium and Pet Centres Garden and conservatory furniture can be viewed and purchased with a vast range imported from all around the world with gift ware for the garden and the home Feeling thirsty or hungry you will find a Cafe Restaurant serving snacks and hot meals A visit to Hayes Garden World will give you that extra inspiration required to transform your own garden It is advisable to

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  • Dove Cottage and Museum William Wordsworth Grasmere Lake District
    and eat in the restaurant opposite the house In December 1799 William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy moved to a small cottage at Town End Dove Cottage Grasmere and lived here for eight 8 years The Wordsworth never knew it as Dove Cottage Their address was simply was known as Town End The cottage was at some stage previously been an inn called The Dove and Olive Branch and this is where its present name Dove Cottage has come from It was here that he produced some of his best works and also Dorothy wrote her Grasmere Journal 1800 1803 but also acted as his secretary and beloved companion In 1802 when William got married he brought his wife Mary to live here and three 3 of his children were born here Dorothy continued to live in the same dwelling When Mary was expecting their fourth child the cottage was becoming too small they then moved first to Allan Bank and the Vicarage in Grasmere both are privately owned before moving to his last home at Rydal Mount Near the cottage is the former schoolroom where he taught and Wordsworth his wife and sister and other members of the family

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  • Rydal Mount and Gardens Lake District UK near Ambleside, Grasmere
    home for the adults and William dying in 1850 on the 23rd April at the age of eighty 80 years Rydal Mount was once a small farm cottage built in the middle of the sixteen 16 century later it would be extended and improved Within the house you can see in the dining room the original oak beams and the flagged floor also can be seen are various rooms along with the bedrooms and Wordsworth attic study Portraits personal possessions and the first editions of the poet s work can be seen While living here Wordsworth became distributor of Stamps for Westmorland and at the age of seventy three 73 he accepted the honour of becoming Poet Laureate on condition that he would not be required to compose verse on demand Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Matthew Arnold whom were literary figures were visitors to the house and were part of the happier times here with his sister Dorothy becoming mental ill which caused him great sorrow and the death of his daughter Dora caused him to be inconsolable The gardens have hardly changed for over hundred and fifty 150 years and were designed by Wordsworth himself The gardens having a

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  • The Aquarium of the Lakes, Lake District UK and Cumbria Attractions
    lakes with the journey beginning with the high mountain tops to were the fresh water meets the estuary and into the sea Within the aquarium there are over thirty 30 displays which includes the largest collection of freshwater fish see the playful otters and watch the diving ducks of Windermere as they dive for food and having fun above your head Also on view are the sharks and rays from around the local coast Enter into Aquaquest to take a closer look at Lakeland life in the lab and see the tadpoles toads frogs grass snakes worms and leeches Take a break in the Cafe at the Quay and relax and enjoy the views of the lake and then a visit to the gift shop to browse and purchase gifts You could make it a full day out with a trip on a Lake Windermere Cruise with a visit to Bowness on Windermere or Waterhead Ambleside or a visit to The Lakeside Haverthwaite Railway you could even arrive at the aquarium by the lake cruise or the railway with a special all in one price It is advisable to contact Aquarium of the Lakes prior to your visit if there

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  • he Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway Lake District and Cumbria
    from the town of Ulverston to Lakeside You will find on this section of line 6 0km 3 5miles in length steam locomotives that are restored and preserved to their former glory The railway line runs from Haverthwaite through Newby Bridge to the terminus at Lakeside in which you will pass through beautiful countryside alongside the River Leven in the Leven Valley as you sit in comfortable coaching stock that ensures that passengers have a pleasant and leisurely journey On reaching Lakeside you can make an enjoyable day out by taking a cruise on Lake Windermere Cruises with a visit to Bowness Windermere Ambleside or visit to the Aquarium depending on the amount of time you have before you head back on your return journey to Haverthwaite for something to eat or drink at The Station Restaurant Tea Room The journey can also be started at Ambleside or Bowness on Windermere by taking a trip on Lakes Windermere Cruises At Haverthwaite Railway Station you will also find an Engine Shed where you can view various engines picnic area souvenir shop car park and coach parking is available Close by you can visit crystal engraving studio Argcrystal It is advisable to

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  • Fell Foot Park Lake District National Trust
    Lake Windermere just of the A592 and in the care of The National Trust The Victorian park is open daily with its eighteen 18 acre grounds that have been restored to its former glory to which you will see in spring and early summer displays of daffodils and rhododendrons The park in winter is open with limited facilities see below You can relax and have a picnic on the lawns next to the lake and watch the boats go by or you could take a boat trip from the park across the lake to Lakeside and take a Lakes Windermere Cruise even a trip on the The Lakeside Haverthwaite Railway or visit to the Aquarium If you wish you could hire a rowing boat on the lake there is a children adventure playground a shop in which you can purchase National Trust gifts with a tea room close by serving teas coffee and light meals It is advisable to contact Fell Foot Park prior to your visit if there is something specific you wish to see or any alterations have been made to the Opening times and the attraction itself Disclaimer Further information and details on opening times costs and

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