Bow Bridge, narrow 15th-century stone bridge across Mill Beck carried an old packhorse route to nearby Furness Abbey.
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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 [...]
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.
Carlisle Castle is a great medieval fortress that has watched over the City of Carlisle for over nine centuries. Visitors can explore fascinating and ancient chambers, stairways and dungeons and Read more [...]
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 Beatrix Potter Gallery is a gallery run by the National Trust and situated in a 17th-century stone-built house in Hawkshead, Cumbria
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 [...]
Cartmel Priory Gatehouse is a 14th-century gatehouse of a medieval priory. Now a small museum depicting the history of the monastery and Cartmel village.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Birdoswald Fort (Hadrian’s Wall), Roman fort, turret and milecastle can all be seen here. Also, to the east is the longest continuous stretch of Wall visible today. The Visitor Centre Read more [...]