The Rheged Centre
Rheged is Europe's largest grass covered building, designed to resemble a Lakeland hill. It is home to many shops, a brand new spa, outdoor and indoor play, cafe, gallery and a 3D cinema. There are pottery painting workshops as well as Family events which are run throughout the school holidays
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Wheelchairs and motorised scooters
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Centre open daily 10-5.30. Cafe open 8.30-5 Closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan
Also in the Area
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.
Places to Stay
Blencowe Hall, near the Lake District National Park, is a Grade I listed restored property which has brought two derelict castellated towers back into use for the first time in 300 years. Step through an archway in a cobbled courtyard to a castle...
Restaurants and Pubs
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