We can’t always guarantee the weather in the Lake District, but what we can guarantee is that there is always something to do. For a full day out or something to keep the kids entertained there are a range of fantastic visitor attractions in and around Ullswater to choose from. Why not take a lake cruise, visit an historic house, experience the Rheged Centre which includes a huge 3D cinema screen, or visit the famous Aira Force Waterfall?
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
The Rheged Centre, Penrith, is at the northern gateway to the English Lake District, has a vibrant arts and family events programme and welcomes 450,000 visitors every year. In addition to the award winning Gallery, giant cinema, indoor and outdoor play and pottery and block printing workshop, you will also find individual shops selling children’s books and toys, outdoor gear and gadgets, local food and drink in our Foodhall, niche skincare, quality clothing and British wool products all of which champion provenance, craftsmanship and design. Our cafes at Rheged which serve local seasonal produce. Rheged is a family business which is rooted in Cumbria and it’s also a building of architectural merit, with one of the largest grass roofs in the country.
Little can prepare you for the impact of seeing the ruins of Lowther Castle for the first time. The gardens are likewise stunning. The castle is the third building to inhabit the majestic site, while the gardens retain their original 17th century plan.
Take a stroll through our beautiful gardens of Askham Hall with views of the River Lowther, visit our animals and enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café.
The most famous of the Lake District waterfalls
An award winning Lake District attraction, providing lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake.