With unbeatable views over Buttermere Fells and Lorton Valley, Violet Bank Caravan Park is ideal…
A jewel in the crown of the Lake District, Jennings Brewery was originally established as a family business in 1828 and moved to its current location near Cockermouth Castle in 1874. It is a traditional brewer, using Lakeland water drawn from the Brewery's own well. English Pale Ale Malt is used in all beers. Take a tour of the brewery, and learn how these iconic ales are created.
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Disabled lift to lower shop area
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Mar-Oct, Wed-Sat at 1.30; Feb-Dec, Thu-Sat at 1.30. Group tours also available, call 01900 820362
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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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