There’s nowhere quite like Rheged, where the arts meet good food, family and fun under the largest grass roof for miles around. A huge cinema screen showing new release films every afternoon and evening, indoor and outdoor play areas, 3 cafes, family activities and events, shops, foodhall and a gallery.
Rheged is one of the largest grass covered buildings for miles around and a place where visitors can enjoy arts, food and shopping as well as family activities. 


The Armitt Collection

Combining gallery, museum and library and is situated in Ambleside, discover the Lake District through its people art and literature.

Heaton Copper Studio Grasmere

The gallery and art shop is a family run business, both Alfred Heaton Cooper and his son William Heaton Cooper’s paintings and books have influenced the way the landscape of the Lake District is viewed over the years.

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Sarah Nelson’s original celebrated delicious gingerbread is freshly baked here daily to a secret recipe. The cosy shop is tucked away in the corner of the church yard of St Oswald’s church and dates back to 1854.

Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum Grasmere

Home to the romantic poet William Wordsworth and his family and it here that many of his famous poems were written. The Wordsworth Trust was founded in 1891 to secure Dove Cottage. The trustees have built an award wining museum, opened in 1981, which together with the Wordsworth library houses one of the greatest collections of manuscripts, books and paintings relating to British romanticism.

Hayes of Ambleside

Hayes Garden world is one of the largest garden centers in the north of England, run by the Hayes family for 200 years. Hayes offers a wealth of gardening and leisure products combined with exciting new ideas and attractive displays.

Levens Hall and Topiary Gardens

Originally a medieval Pele tower built by the Redman family of Redmayne. The tower was then incorporated into the main building in 1590 to provide a gentleman’s residence. The gardens and topiary are world famous and are well worth a visit while in the English Lake District.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Steamers sail daily throughout the year between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside, enjoy a trip on the lake or stop off to visit other visitor attractions along the way.

Fell Foot Park

Situated at the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, Fell Foot is a great, family friendly location to play, explore and relax. Sweeping lawns offer plenty of space for games, picnics and gentle walks, while easy lake access makes the park perfect for paddling, swimming and boating.

Lakeside Aquarium

Newby Bridge

Aquarium with freshwater and marine life, featuring an underwater otter tunnel and stingrays.



Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Whatever the weather, there’s something to do for all the family, so why not combine your trip on the railway with a cruise up Windermere to Bowness or Ambleside, where there are attractions such as ‘The World Of Beatrix Potter’, or spend some time at Lakeside and the Lakes Aquarium. In summer months you can hop on a passenger ferry to take you across the lake to the idyllic gardens and lake-front of Fell-Foot park.

A short walk from Haverthwaite Station is the Lakeland Motor Museum with possibly one the finest collections of automotive memorabilia on public display in the UK.



Lakeland Motor Museum


Explore our fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits that trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century – cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobilia.

Housed in a converted mill in the heart of the Lake District, we’re minutes from Lake Windermere and offer joint tickets with Windermere Lake Cruises and other local attractions.

Much more than just a motor museum, our local history and period shopping displays, authentic recreations and picturesque riverside cafe makes it a great day out for the whole family.


Beatrix Potter Attraction

Meet the delightful characters from the tales of Beatrix Potter, all brought to life in a magical indoor recreation of the Lake District countryside. The Miss Potter room explores the life of Beatrix Potter with a film presentation, exhibits and a virtual walks display. The Taylor of Gloucester tea room is open daily as is the Peter Rabbit Emporium gift shop.