Here, you can see the journey from tree to bobbin on the original belt driven machinery. The 1835 building is an evocative reminder of a local industry that produced bobbins for the clattering textile mills of Lancashire. Now preserved by English Heritage, at one time, this extensive working mill produced millions of wooden bobbins for the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries. There’s a family trail to give you an idea of what it was like to work at the mill. Although it is small compared to others, some 250 men and boys worked here to produce 250,000 bobbins a week.
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Assist dogs allowed
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct. Please see website for full details
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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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