Brockhole on Windermere offers activities to suit everyone, from toddlers to adventure seekers, to those in search of a relaxing experience in the Lake District. It's all here, set against stunning mountain views on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District National Park. From family activities to glorious garden tours and seasonal events, there really is something for all ages. You can explore 30 acres of beautiful historical gardens and grounds, or picnic by the lakeshore. Hire kayaks and rowing boats, or catch the cruise boat across the lake, depending on the season. There's also archery, bike hire and mini-golf on offer during the season. Finish your day at the terrace cafe, where you can take in the stunning lake views towards the distant Langdale Pikes. There's also a well-stocked gift shop and ever changing exhibition space to enjoy indoors.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Electric mobility scooters, Brockmobile buggy, lift in visitor centre
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open 16 Jul-4 Sep 10-6; 5 Sep-30 Oct 10-5; 31 Oct-1 Mar 10-4, Grounds & Garden open all year
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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