Enjoying fine views over Bassenthwaite Lake, this impressive 17th-century mansion is set in 400…
Enjoy a fun and educational day out in breath-taking scenery, at this award-winning wildlife park. From antelopes to zebras, see over 100 species from every corner of the world, ranging from cheeky mandrills and meerkats to endangered species like gibbons and Asian fishing cats. Fun for all ages.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year 10-5.30 or dusk if earlier. Closed 25 Dec and 1 Jan
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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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