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Ivy House

Cumbria, England
Ivy House Things To Do

The Lake District is the largest of the English National Parks and is famous for its breathtaking landscape and unrivalled views. Its natural beauty has been a key inspiration for a number of artists and writers such as Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin.

The pretty market town of Keswick, just ten minutes from Ivy House, has bike hire on offer as well as tennis courts. Nearby are several good golf courses and riding stables too. One of the town's most popular attractions is the Theatre by the Lake, whose core programme includes a six-month summer season, a Christmas production and at least one other play each spring.


Wordsworth House and Garden, the birthplace and childhood home of romantic poet William

Local history and National Trust properties

The closest National Trust attraction is Wordsworth House, a short 15-minute drive away. The famous poet was born here and the house has been well restored, with costumed guides bringing the history vividly to life. Another former home, Dove Cottage, is a great Wordsworth Trust attraction just outside Grasmere. It displays a range of artefacts that give an insight into Wordsworth's life.

National Trust properties in the area, most within 25 miles, include Sizergh Castle, Stagshaw Garden, Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill, the Beatrix Potter Gallery and the steam yacht Gondola on Coniston Water. Don't forget there are plenty of historic sites too, such as Castlerigg Stone Circle and the Ambleside Roman Fort. So lots to see!

Lakes Aquarium, explore the lakes of the world and discover incredible creatures.

For Kids

Travel 30 miles south to the Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside, set next to the Windermere Lake Cruises terminal. Visitors can explore freshwater marine life found in lakes across the world, 'from otters in Asia to piranhas in the Americas'. Children will be kept busy with the aquarium's quiz trail.

Ducky's Park Farm is about 20 mins south of that and children can learn about farming methods in a friendly, safe environment. They can get up close and personal with a wide range of animals, as well as meeting Dilly the Duck.

For the more adventurous, Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft is easy to get to and makes a great day out. Good for families, groups, individuals and complete beginners, you'll be taught basic canoeing, as well as practical bushcraft skills. This is great for any age to get hands-on whilst under the supervision of one of the experienced instructors. Plant identification, wood collection, building shelters and fire lighting are some of the activities you can expect.

Amazing tours deep underground in Honister Slate Mine

Experience the incredible geography

Honister Slate Mine is only eight miles south of Braithwaite. Take a tour of the mine, located at Honister Pass, to learn about its decline and subsequent regeneration. Deep underground, you'll see the amazing formations and get to learn about how tricky the mining life was. Alternatively, experience a little adventure on the Via Ferrata, for overground views instead!

The lake district is teaming with magnificent walking routes for all abilities. Take a gentle amble around one of the lakes, hike a peak to get your heart pumping, or scramble rock faces to reach some of the most stunning views. Whatever time of year, and whichever route you take, you're bound to stumble upon a fantastic photo opportunity.


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