Local Information and places to visit from Goosemire Cottages | Lake District Cottages

Please scroll through the links below to view details of various visitor attractions and activities throughout the Lake District and Eden Valley, to help you plan your perfect holiday in one of our lake district cottages or self catering apartments:

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Aquarium of the Lakes

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Aquarium of the Lakes, Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria.
Tel: 015395 30153

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Set on the shore of Lake Windermere, the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on an amazing voyage of discovery.  More than 30 spectacular, naturally-themed habitats bring the natural history of the Lake District vividly to life.

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Bike Treks - Ambleside

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Biketreks, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9AN
Tel: 015394 31245

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Offering sales (all the big brands like Orange, Specialized and Santa Cruz), service and bike hire in the heart of the lake district. Friendly staff with a vast local knowledge of bike routes from family friendly to epic rides.

Carlisle Castle

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Carlisle Castle, Carlisle CA3 8UR
Tel: 01228 625600

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Carlisle castle is over 900 years old and has been the scene of many historical episodes in British history. Given the proximity of Carlisle to the border between England and Scotland, it has been the centre of many wars and invasions.

Duckys Park Farm

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TEL: 015395 59293

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Visitors to the farm can have close contact with a large variety of animals. Play area is in two sections for 0-2 yr olds & 3-12 yr olds. Cafe & picnic area. Most areas have disabled access.

Fishing in the Lake District & Eden Valley

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Various locations throughout the Lake District and Eden Valley.

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The Lake District & Eden Valley offers a vast and varied amount of fishing. This site has details of where to fish, bait shops, where to buy permits etc.

Golf Courses throughout Cumbria

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Throughout Cumbria, The Lake District and Eden Valley.

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Golf in Cumbria has a long history, dating from the establishment in 1872 of Furness Golf Club, the sixth oldest in England. The website lists most courses in Cumbria. Green Fees shown on the site.

Holker Hall & Gardens

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Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands
Tel: 015395 58328

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Holker Hall, never sold throughout its 400 year history, is the family home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. The gardens are winners of Christies/HHA Garden of the Year in 1991. The Lakeland Motor Museum was winner of Cumbria Tourist Board’s Attraction of the Year 2000 and houses over 20,000 exhibits.