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Ullswater, Lake District
You will not be surprised once you visit this area that Ullswater itself is known as England’s most beautiful lake. Being the second largest lake in England there is a tremendous amount of things to do and see whether you want to be on the lake, close to it or even above it on the surrounding mountains and fells. Being once the home of William Wordsworth it is a picturesque unspoilt part of the Lake District National Park. Whether you want to try your hand at sailing, kayaking, fishing or simply hire a rowing boat this area will keep you coming back again and again. There are many activities in the area including horse riding, cycling, mountain walking and rock climbing. Ullswater is situated north of Ambleside, south of Penrith and east of Keswick and within easy reach of each of these local towns.
Ullswater, places to visit
Aira Force Waterfall
Pony Trecking at Pooley Bridge
Ullswater, food and drink
The Inn on the Lake, Glenridding - - Award winning cuisine in the lake view restaurant serving lunches, afternoon tea and dinner.
Granny Dowbekins Tearooms, Pooley Bridge - In the centre of Pooley Bridge. A family run business specializing in homemade cakes and scones and offers a traditional British menu of breakfasts, lunches and snacks available all day long and made from local ingredients.
The Sun Inn, Pooley Bridge, In the centre of the Village location. Serves non-resident morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and dinner.
The Pooley Bridge Inn, Pooley Bridge - In the centre of the Village location. Village location. Serves morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and dinner.
Troutbeck Inn, Troutbeck - Superb menu using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Dinner reservations advisable. Well worth the trip!
Leeming House Hotel, Watermillock - Lake shore location. Serving morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and dinner.
Aira Force Tea Rooms, Aira Force, Watermillock - Serves morning coffee, light lunches, afternoon teas.
Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, Watermillock, Lake shore location with a 3 rosette restaurant serving morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and dinner. Reservations essential.
Dalemain Tea Room - Morning coffee, lunches, afternoon teas, February to December.
The Sharrow Bay Hotel, Howtown -Lake shore location with 3 rosette restaurant. Serving lunches, afternoon tea and dinner. Reservations essential.
The Herdwick Inn, Penruddock - Village location, bar and restaurant meals.
The Queen's Head, Tirril Village location, 3 miles from Pooley Bridge. Voted 2003 pub of the year. Serving morning coffee, lunches and dinner. Real Ale and Malt whisky.
Rheged, Redhills, near Penrith Serves snacks and meals.
The Howtown Hotel, Howtown Serving morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and dinner. Restaurant reservation essential.
The Horse & Farrier, Dacre - Pub lunches and dinner. Jennings Ale.
Yanwath Gate Inn, Yanwath nr Penrith -Real ale, bar food, restaurant, lunch and dinner, beer garden.
Ullswater, area video
Ullswater, for the kids
Boat rides from Pooley Bridge
Paddling in the Lake
Ullswater, recommended walks
Keswick, Lake District
Keswick Cottages, Lake District Holiday cottages
The market town of Keswick is the North Lakes’ most popular holiday and day trip destination. This idyllic and bustling town is situated between the Skiddaw Mountains and Derwentwater Lake. There is an abundance of cafes, bars, gift shops, bakeries and a wide variety of shops. There are many attractions in this area including Theatre by the Lake, Keswick swimming pool, art galleries and of course the mountains and fells surrounding this town. There are a large choice of Keswick cottages in the bustling town and surrounding area.
Keswick, places to visit
The Cumberland Pencil Museum
Theatre by the Lake
Keswick Alhambra Cinema
Keswick Climbing Wall
Whinlatter Mountain Forest, with mountain bike and walking trails throughout the forest plus much more
Mirehouse, a family run historic estate with house and acres of grounds to explore
Keswick, food and drink
Armathwaite Hall – dishes inspired from traditional English to classical French cuisine, afternoon teas, Sunday dinners
Siennas Bar & Steakhouse Grill, Keswick – anything from coffee to 5 course meal
Star of Siam – Thai restaurant
Lakeland Spice cuisine – Indian Restaurant & Take Away
The Cottage in the Woods, Braithwaite, - British. The Mountain View restaurant as its name states enjoys stunning views to the Skiddaw mountain range and uses local produce and wild foods foraged from the local countryside to produce creative and original dishes, this restaurant has won several regional and national awards.
The Pheasant, Bassenthwaite - The Pheasant is rightly renowned for the quality of its food and the unique atmosphere of the Fell Restaurant, Bistro and Bar. From casual dining in the bar to private dining to afternoons teas.
Merienda Café – local foods for breakfasts and lunches.
The Filling Station, Keswick, café - Selling a wide range of locally sourced produce all of our food is cooked to order, with steakburgers, Buttermilk pancake stacks (sweet or savoury), breakfasts, salads and grills we have a great choice.
Lakes Bar & Bistro, Keswick - The food is sourced locally and freshly cooked to order, with an English derived menu with a contemporary approach and attitude.
Casa Bella, Keswick – Italian –The Chefs use a combination of quality local produce and Italian ingredients to create a menu that offers a selection of dishes to suit most tastes.
Woodstone Pizza & Grill, Keswick - All Woodstone pizzas are creatively designed on a delicious freshly-made crust and hearth-baked to perfection.
A Taste of Thailand Restaurant at Shemora Guest House –Thai - Authentic freshly cooked Northern Thai food, using genuine Thai ingredients, available in the dining room at Shemara.
The Bank Tavern, Keswick - A wide range of traditional pub food
The Chalet, Tearooms & Restaurant, Portinscale – Tearooms serve a hearty Cumbrian breakfast to lunchs. Watch the chefs create your seasonal dinner in the restaurant.
The Horse & Farrier, Threlkeld – The dishes at The Horse & Farrier make full use of seasonal and local produce and are freshly prepared
Bryson’s Tea Room, Keswick - The Tea Room serves hot and continental breakfasts, lunches, light meals, afternoon teas and of course delicious freshly baked cakes.
LB’s Pizza House, Keswick – Watch the chefs prepare your homemade, stone baked pizza’s and pasta dishes in Keswick.
Treeby & Bolton café, Keswick - Stylish and contemporary café that offers a tempting selection of cakes and light bites.
The George, Keswick – Traditional food made with local Cumbrian produce.
The Royal Oak, Braithwaite – Extensive bar menu and breakfasts.
Salsa Mexican Bistro, Keswick - Serves authentic Mexican cuisine and a selection of Tapas cooked from the finest available ingredients.
The Sizzling Stone, Keswick - A perfectly cooked steak every time, fish and succulent locally reared meats cooked by you on the hot lava stone at your table.
Keswick, area video
Keswick, recommended walks
Circular walk around Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite
Grasmere & Langdale, Lake District
Grasmere is situated in the heart of the Lake District and within easy reach of Ambleside, Keswick, Hawkeshead, Coniston, and Bowness-on-Windermere. The famous village of Grasmere is full of quaint and characterfull historic places and buildings including the well known Ginger Bread Shop, and is also the final resting place of William Wordsworth at the St Oswald’s Church. Grasmere was once the home of William Wordsworth, you can still visit two of his homes in this area Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount. This thriving village is full of delicious bakeries and cafes offering perfect lunch box treats. Stroll around the village, feed the ducks along the river and enjoy afternoon tea at one the many cafes in the village. There are many gift shops and walking wear shops in the village, plus traditional pubs offering bar meals and Sunday lunches by the fire. Grasmere as the name states has its own lake, just south of the village and is a must see when you visit this special place.
Grasmere and Langdale, places to visit
Sarah Nelsons Ginger Bread Shop, Grasmere, receive free delivery with our VIP
Wordsworths former homes of Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, fun family activities for our VIP
Heaton Cooper Gallery, Grasmere
Grasmere and Langdale, food and drink
Purdey's Langdale - The atmosphere is relaxed and the food is fresh with locally-sourced ingredients. Chef Gary Auld creates fine British cuisine with influences from further afield. The wine list is extensive yet uncomplicated and reasonably priced.
The Terrace Restaurant - offers bistro style food in a relaxed setting in the comfortable lounge area providing an informal atmosphere where you can enjoys drinks and food. On a lovely day you can sit out on the patio at the water's edge. The menu includes daytime snacks, evening dinner and take-away menu.
Hobson's Bar - With a stylish interior and offers a wide range of beers, wines and spirits as well as tea, coffee and an excellent menu
Wainrights' Inn, Great Langdale - A traditional Lake District pub with log fires, real Ales and a hearty menu, ideal for walkers and climbers.
Chesters by the River - Chesters offers exciting, delicious and different food made from scratch everyday. Everything is made and baked themselves and serve everything from breakfasts to lunches including cakers, breads and pastries available to eat in or take away.
Walkers' Bar at Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere - Traditional Lakeland favourites with a modern twist or a more relaxed dining experience, unwind in our comfortable Green Lounge with tea or coffee, a light meal and sumptuous dessert while enjoying the views over to Helm Crag.
The Jumble Room, Grasmere - Potted Out Cafe, Grasmere - A relaxed and informal Italian bistro-style cafe serving freshly baked scones and freshly ground coffee to pizza or pasta.
Tweedies Bar, Grasmere - Rich and varied menu served both lunchtimes and evenings as well as a frequently changing specials board which features local and seasonal produce prepared in an innovative and tempting style
Badger Bar, Grasmere- Serving lunches from homemade soups and other light bites through to proper pub grub food and more sophisticated a la carte items on either our standard menus.
Grasmere and Langdale, area video
Grasmere and Langdale, for the kids
Dove Cottage and Rydale Mount with fun family activities with our VIP
For the kids and anyone with a sweet tooth Grasmere Chocolate Cottage shop where you can have a go at making your very own chocolates.
Grasmere, recommended walks
Low level walk around Easedale Tarn
Low level walk all the way round Grasmere Lake, with stunning views and amazing photo opportunities.
Allcock Tarn – short but steep walk with great views.
Ambleside, Lake District
Ambleside is a small but busy traditional Lake District town situated in the heart of the Lakes between Grasmere and Windermere. There is a wealth of shops and businesses here including clothing shops, gift shops, art galleries, cafes, bakery’s, traditional pubs and many restaurants offering a range of food from around the world. A cruise round Lake Windermere can be taken from Waterhead and the Langdale Valley is a short drive. Ambleside has a wide selection of Lake District holiday cottages.
Ambleside, places to visit
Zeffirellis and Fllinis Cinema and Restaurant
The Little House on the Bridge
Ambleside, food and drink
Dodds Restaurant, Ambleside - Welcomes you for lunch or just a coffee, or an evening of relaxation with good food, fine wines and cool beers all served with a warm welcome, menu to suit all from light salads and pasta or freshly baked pizza to steaks and seafood.
Zeffirellis Cafe, Ambleside - Serving a range of light meals and snacks from 10am from homebaked cakes and pastries to quiches and soups to pizzas, to enjoy either in the cafe or outside on their terraced area.
Zeffirellis Pizzeria, Ambleside - Mediterranean influences using the best ingredients, preferably organic, cooked with passion and presented with more than just a hint of flair. We make no pretensions with our food but rather just let the flavours do the talking.
The Apple Pie, Ambleside - Cafe bakery producing fresh bread, cakes and pies. Serving all day breakfasts, afternoon teas, home made soup and hearty lunches.
Fellinis, Ambleside - Fellinis is a new modern 'Vegeterranean' restaurant catering for the most discerning vegetarian palette with a distinct Mediterranean twist.
Jintana Thai Restaurant, Ambleside - Thai restaurant with dishes cooked freshly by our team of experienced Thai Chefs.
Lucy's, Ambleside - Cafe - The daytime menu is served between 10am and 6pm, and comprises a vast selection of mouthwatering dishes. Whether you are wanting a 'breakfast fit for a king' or a snack or light meal, you can choose from delicious sandwiches to a superb salad or pasta feast, or when you’re just a little peckish, one of their ‘inbetweenies’.
Lucy's Ambleside -Restaurant After 6pm, there is an evening menu which is typed up every day, so no two days are the same! Welcome all ages and will accommodate most tastes.
The Drunken Duck, Set above Ambleside - Sources their food locally when possible - from a less formal menu for lunchtime from sandwiches to warm meals, the evening meal is more formal and reservations is recommended.
Ambleside, area video
Ambleside, places to visit with the kids.
Rufty Tufty’s indoor adventure play
Lake Cruises at Waterhead
Ambleside, recommended walks
Windermere, Lake District
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England, and being 10 miles long there is lots to do and see in this area and along the lakes shores. Bowness-on-Winderemers is the Lakelands most visited town, and is an extremely popular boating central of the Lakes with almost 10,000 registered boats on the Lake. Situated south of Ambleside, Bowness-On Windermere offers many high street shops, gift shops, book shops, cafes and restaurants. Down the hill and towards the lake shore you can hire a rowing boat, feed the ducks, take in the beautiful view and watch the boats sail by on the lake. The lake is always busy with many activites especially during the summer months including; fishing, sailing, skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing, and kayaking. Why not explore the lake by ferryboat which regulary takes passengers between Hawkeshead and Bowness.
Windermere, food and drink
Porto, Bowness on Windermere
The Wild Boar, Crook, Nr Windermere - A classic British hearty menu with a strong emphasis on the very best seasonal local ingredients. The culmination of traditional décor and time-honoured ‘coaching inn’ ambience, warm welcome and friendly service, assures a home-from-home delight and a desire to linger! The new smokehouse and grill with open kitchen will only add to the atmosphere and inject a little theatre to the overall dining experience.
The Bar & Grill at Water Head, on the shores of Lake Windermere - Diners have a choice of evening and full day menus, championing local ingredients with a modern day twist on popular, regional dishes set in a bright, modern setting with subdued décor and interesting lighting adding a contemporary element, all of which serves to create an intimate relaxed environment.
Burlington's Restaurant, Windermere - Beautifully presented, using exemplary locally-sourced ingredients, developing rich and complex flavours, the evening meal menu offers a complete sensory experience.
The Swan, Newby Bridge - A 17th-century monastic farmhouse, with its stone terrace running along to an ancient packhorse bridge. Inside, airy interiors, a couple of sitting rooms, open fires, the daily papers, a lively bar and a good restaurant to keep you going. Dig into tasty food in the bar or brasserie, perhaps steak and Langdale ale pudding with pancetta or smoked haddock and leek pie. And vegetarians are not forgotten. You'll be spoilt for choice with desserts like treacle tart, the Swan choux, or plum and almond tart to share.
Porto Restaurant, Bowness on Windermere - If you are looking for a more refined dining experience in beautiful Bowness on Windermere. An imaginative menu, where classic dishes are served with a contemporary twist. The A La Carte menu features the Porto Pig Plate, and for the dessert lovers, our Twice Baked Sticky Toffee Soufflé.
Windermere, area video
Windermere, recommended walks
If your a keen walker then Orrest Head is an ideal challenge for you. You can reach Orrest Head in approximately an hour you can hike the shady, winding path to the top and enjoy magnificent views of the Yorkshire fells, Morecambe Bay, Troutback Valley, and Scafell Pike, England’s tallest peak at more than 3,200 feet.
Western Lakes, Lake District
The western Lake District boasts England’s highest mountain and deepest lake. The area is less frequented than the heart of the lakes, so even at its busiest you are assured a more leisurely pace all in stunning scenery. Whether you choose to stay in this area for a weekend or longer there’s plenty to do and see. There are castles to explore, stately homes and gardens to wander, steam trains to take a ride on, indoor racing go kart centre at Maryport if your feeling competitive, plus a huge variety of outdoor activities in the area including golfing, paintballing, mountain biking, pony tracking and much more. The Eskdale to Ravenglass Railway trundles through the valley to the coast below and with its themed events is well worth a trip. Sandy beaches, coastal walks, harbours and bird watching are all available along our Cumbrian Coastline and with the Western Lakes only a few minute drive or a picturesque trip over Whinlatter Pass will take you to Keswick, making your holiday different from one day to the next. Fish and chips at Maryport watching the boats come and go followed by a stroll through the traditional, quiet seaside town of Silloth, followed by ice cream on the beach at Allonby is a great day out for all the family. The western Lakes is known for its festivals and events including Silloth Music and Beer Festival, Maryport Blues Festival, and the friendly locals are pleased to welcome you along and join in the celebrations.
Western Lakes, places to visitThe Gin Case, The Rum Story, Sellafield Visitors centre, Cumbria Heavey Horses, Ravenglass Railway, Siloth a traditional and queit seaside town, Maryport’s Harbour for fish and chips
Western Lakes, food and drinkShill's of Cockermouth – Popular Spanish tapas & Wine bar
The Terrace Bar & Bistro, Cockermouth - During the day it has a light, relaxed ambience and in the evening, elegant and sophisticated. It’s a unique place which transforms as the sun slowly disappears.
The Coffee Kitchen, Cockermouth -The Coffee Kitchen is an artisan coffee house in Cockermouth serving coffees, home made bread and speciality teas. The breads, cakes and traybakes are all made on site.
Wild Olive, Gosforth - Located in the village of Gosforth, a minutes walk from the car park, The Wild Olive is a cafe through the day and a restaurant by night serving rustic Italian food with pizzas and breads cooked in their authentic wood burning pizza oven.
No.17, Milnthorpe - No17 cafe & restaurant is a contemporary style restaurant with a relaxed and homely atmosphere.
Western Lakes, area video
Western Lakes, for the kids
Maryport Aquarium, Indoor go Karting, South Lakes Zoo Dalton in Furness, Muncaster Castle
Western Lakes, recommended walks
South Lakeland is scattered with traditional towns, villages and hidden gems just waiting to be explored. The South Lakes area includes the following popular towns and villages; Kendal, Grange-Over-Sands, Kirby Lonsdale, Sedbergh, Arnside, Cartmel, Milnthorpe and Ulverston. There is a wealth of places to visit and attractions that will appeal to the whole family. Whether you choose to spend your days learning about the local heritage at the many historical houses in the area, going shopping in Kendal, taking a ride on a lake cruise, or enjoy an exciting day at the races, whatever the weather and whatever your age your stay in this area will be filled with precious memories of fun days out.
South Lakes, places to visit
Go Ape, Grizedale Forest Park, Near Hawkshead, 10% discount with our VIP
Wainwrights Yard, Kendal see website for our VIP offers
Lucy Cooks, Staveley, bring a friend for free on our VIP
Levens Hall, 20% off in the Tea Room with our VIP
Cartmel Races, see our VIP for offers
Cartmel Village Shop, Cartmel, free pudding or Tote Bag with our VIP
Low Sizergh Barn, Kendal 10% off in the Tea Room with our VIP
The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, 4 tickets for the price of 3 with our VIP
South Lakes, food and drink
The Masons Arm, Cartmel Fell - The Masons is a fine place to dine. With busy bar and dining rooms with popular dishes such as Lakeland damson and pork sausage, local game, roasted belly pork, Cartmel lamb shank and many more, almost all of which are locally sourced. Couple these great dishes with a range of excellent wines and dozens of fine beers and you will understand why the Masons Arms is award winning. The outside heated and covered terraces have stunning views and are always in use and in demand.
The Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite, Lyth Valley - The Punch Bowl Inn provides a unique blend of old and new, providing a relaxed mixture of excellent food, comfortable interiors, good beers and wines in a stunning rural location with a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy lunch or dinner with a menu featuring the best of local, seasonal produce to be enjoyed in the bar or restaurant.
The Highway Man, Kirby Lonsdale - With a relaxing atmosphere, crackling log fires in the winter and walled garden and lounge in the summer for al fresco dining serving regional dishes made from ingredients for all the dishes are sourced where possible from their doorstep
The Courtyard Cafe at Holker Gardens, Cartmel - With a warm and welcoming atmosphere and specialises in local and seasonal food. The head chef offers a superb range of daily specials and our in-house baker produces a mouth-watering range of cakes, biscuits and desserts.
The Hare & Hounds, Bowland Bridge, Grange over Sands - With stunning views across the surrounding fells this cosy inn has been refurbished recently to create an eclectic mix of old and new and maintains a relaxed and informal atmosphere. In the summer enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace or beer garden and enjoy the seasonal menu and daily specials menu in front of the roaring log fire.
South Lakes, area video
South Lakes, for the kids
South Lakes Zoo
South Lakes, recommended walks
Penrith & Eden Valley, Lake District
Penrith is known locally as the ‘old red town’ due to its rich sandstone buildings, it is a thriving farming town situated in the heart of Cumbria. Penrith is an ideal base for visiting the varying landscapes of the Eden Valley, North Pennines, the Lake District, Carlisle and the Hadrians Wall area. Ullswater is a short drive from Penrith town centre with not only the beautiful lake on offer but country pubs and idyllic walks for all capabilities. Whether you want to go pony trecking, paint balling, walking or cycling this area deffinately appeals to all ages and really has something to offer everyone who visits.
Penrith and Eden Valley, places to visit
Penrith Saturday market
Dalemain Country House
Hutton in the Forest
Askham Hall and Gardens
Larch Tree Nurseries
Penrith and Eden Valley, food and drink
Cross Keys, Kyloes, Carlton, Penrith – modern yet traditional country pub, extensive menu, Steaks are amazing. Enjoy the views from their upstairs restaurant, sit back relax and enjoy a meal with family and loved ones.
Giani’s – traditional Italian serving all the favourites, excellent happy hour deals daily. Cosy atmosphere, staff are very friendly and fantastic with kids.
The Bridge, a mixture of French and British cuisine, newly opened, lovely surroundings and a very warm and friendly welcome awaits you.
Tattie Tim’s world famous baked potatoes, Penrith town centre – if your in a hurry or you enjoying stroll around this lovely little town why not rtry one of these amazing and very delicious baked potatoes. Nice and easy, healthy, and a favourite with all the family.
The George & Dragon, Clifton, Penrith - The George and Dragon is a beautiful country estate pub and restaurant, which serves fresh, seasonal produce from the Lowther Estate of Cumbria.
The Cloisters Tea Room at Hutton in the Forest, Penrith - serves a range of delicious home-made light refreshments. We use free-range eggs and locally produced food wherever possible, including fresh vegetables grown in the gardens and honey from our bees.
Penrith and Eden Valley, area video
Penrith and Eden Valley, for the kids
Rheged play centre and outside park
Pirates of Penrith indoor play centre
Penrith and Eden Valley, recommended walks
Carlisle & Hadrian's Wall, Lake District
The border city of Carlisle is known as Cumbria’s county town and is situated north of the Lakes and south of the Scottish Borders. The historic Great Border city is built upon Hadrians Wall, and is close to a wealth of historic attractions including Carlisle Castle, Carlisle Cathederal, Birdoswald Roman Fort and Lanercost Priory near Brampton east of the city. Whether you want an action filled holiday walking, with afternoons paint balling and quod biking, or a day at the races, or a relaxed day shopping and wandering around Tullie House and Museum it is a versatile place to base your holiday. Great access north towards the Scottish Borders where you can find Gretna Green, and Gretna Outlet Village for those who enjoy shopping, and the Scottish town of Dumfries is also just a short drive away. To the west of the city you will come across the traditional victorian seaside town of Silloth where you can enjoy fish and chips and a stroll along the Solway Coast. To the east you will find the remains of Hadrian's Wall and Roman forts, wild Pennine Moors and the beautiful Eden Valley. Carlisle is 20 minutes from Penrith and 40 minutes from Keswick and Newcastle is just an hours drive away too. Carlisle has excellent transport links including a bus and train station.
Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall, places to visit
Birdoswald Roman Fort – world heritage site that attracts 100’s of visitors every year.
Tullie House Museum
Talkin Tarn near Brampton
Houghton Hall Garden centre and cafe
Dobbies garden centre
Orton Grange, gift shop, beauty salon, swimming pool and Cranstons Food Hall
Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall, food and drink
Fantails bistro restaurant, Wetheral – offering a warm and friendly country style restaurant, full of antiques, home cooked food, great atmosphere and a roaring fire.
Pizza Express, Carlisle – national chain offering pizza, pastas and salads great for all the family
Keeze Bistro, Carlisle – modern fine dining nestled in the heart of the city, cosy atmosphere, the deserts are a must!
Lane End Pub, near Brampton on the A69, traditional pub style meals served all day. Beer garden with childrens play area, big menu to chose from and lots of local ales to chose from.
The Stag, Crosby on Eden – country pub, warm and friendly atmosphere, fantastic menu full of cuisines from around the world.
The Viceroy, Shaddongate, Carlisle – Carlisle’s most popular Indian restaurant, menu is full of the Great British favourites, why not order a take away and enjoy from the comfort of your holiday cottage.
Hell and Below – great menu, pizzas from their pizza oven are highly reccomended even better cocktails – lively atmosphere, upmarket trendy wine bar feel. Greta for bite to eat after a hard days shopping in Carlisle
Fini's Kitchen, Scotby- The dishes at Fini’s Kitchen are inspired by classic dishes with a modern twist. They use and source from local suppliers and producers to help ensure good quality, sustainable and environmentally sensitive ingredients, that are delivered fresh and prepared daily.
Wheatsheaf, Wetheral - A traditional village pub at the heart of the local community where the food is traditional and comforting, all homemade on site using nothing but fresh local produce. Enjoy the company of family and friends. Watch the latest sporting event on the large screens.
The Conservatory Restaurant, Wetheral - The Conservatory Restaurant overlooks the beautiful gardens and offers guests a quality dining experience with a modern European twist. The menus change frequently and feature a wide selection of dishes with an exciting balance of flavours, richness, texture and colour using the best local ingredients presented simply and elegantly.
Walton's Bar, Wetheral - Our traditional village pub offers a relaxed alternative, serving local ales, bar meals and snacks in a cosy atmosphere. Walton's in open all day with various food options for you to enjoy; pastries and bacon rolls for breakfast, sandwiches and homemade soup for lunch, afternoon tea and an evening main menu and daily specials.
The Queens, Warwick on Eden, (3 miles from Carlisle) Serving great, freshly cooked, seasonal dishes using local produce in a delightful bar and restaurant area.
Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall, area video
Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall, for the kids
Walby Farm Park
Aztec indoor play centre
Carlisle leisure swimming pool
Ice Skating and Family Adventure Trail in Bitts Park
Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall, recommended walks
Short stroll around Talkin Tarn, gentle and idyllic walk, suitable for all ages.
Wetheral to Armathwaite along the river Eden