Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle amply repays those wishing to explore its 900‐year history. Once commanding the western end of the Anglo‐Scottish border, the castle has witnessed, over the centuries, countless conflicts and sieges, as both the English and Scots laid claim to it. The original castle was an earth‐and‐wood construction,…
Distance: 10.4 miles away


Mirehouse has strong links with poets Tennyson, Wordsworth and Southey; it is a living family home, which has been sold only once, in 1688. It has the largest woodland adventure playgrounds in the area and in 1999 it won the award as 'Best Heritage Property for Families…
Distance: 12.3 miles away

Wordsworth House

Wordsworth House provides an opportunity to experience something of the Wordsworths' life in 1770s Cockermouth. Following painstaking research the house has recently been transformed using historic and reproduction items to give a picture of the home in which young William and his sister Dorothy grew up. …
Distance: 13.5 miles away

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