Thirlwall Castle is a 12th-century castle in Northumberland, England, on the bank of the River Tipalt. It was built in the 12th century, and later strengthened using stones from nearby Read more [...]
Our History and Heritage category brings all Coast Radar’s listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of historic or heritage based activity.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Cumbria day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the historic and heritage links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Cumbria activity.
Brantwood offers a fascinating insight into the world of John Ruskin who spent the last 28 years of his life at Coniston. The house retains the character of its famous resident Read more [...]
The Bowes Museum has a nationally renowned art collection containing paintings by El Greco, Francisco Goya, Canaletto, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and François Boucher. The museum also has a collection of decorative Read more [...]
Barnard Castle is on a high rock above the River Tees, and takes its name from its 12th century founder, Bernard de Balliol. It was later developed by the Beauchamp Read more [...]
Armitt Museum is an independent museum, library and library, founded by Mary Louisa Armitt in 1909 and devoted to preserving and sharing the cultural heritage of the Lake District.
Appleby Castle overlooks the River Eden and consists of a 12th century castle keep which is known as Caesar’s Tower, and a mansion house. These, together with their associated buildings, Read more [...]
Abbot Hall was built in 1759 by Colonel George Wilson, the second son of Daniel Wilson of Dallam Tower, a large house and country estate nearby. It was built on Read more [...]
Aldingham castle is an unusual 13th century motte and bailey castle and can still be seen on top of a sandy cliff overlooking Morecambe Bay.
Castlerigg is perhaps the most dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop. It is also among Read more [...]
Bow Bridge, narrow 15th-century stone bridge across Mill Beck carried an old packhorse route to nearby Furness Abbey.
Banks East Turret is one of the best preserved turrets in this western sector of Hadrian’s Wall and remained in use until late in the 4th century AD. Originally there were Read more [...]
Ambleside Roman Fort, remains of 2nd-century fort with large granaries.