When you are on your Cumbrian cottage holiday there is a good that you will want to visit some of the local attractions. Here are just some of the places that you could visit.
Did you know that Wordsworth lived in Cumbria? He lived in Dove Cottage which is in Grasmere from 1799 until 1808. The 17th century building was an inn before William Wordsworth moved in and the cottage is now a museum dedicated to the poet with many of his possessions and portraits on display. The Museum has family activities available opposite the cottage during school holidays where you and your family can write your own poem, paint or colour scenes from Wordsworth’s poems or just find out more about him and his home Dove Cottage and much more.
Another place to visit during your Cumbrian holiday is the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Ambleside. This 17th century building displays an exhibition containing many of Beatrix Potter’s original paintings and drawings. Some of these pictures are exclusively in this gallery. The building once belonged to Beatrix’s husband, William Heelis. The children’s author loved the Lake District so much that she bought a farm in Cumbria.
If you want to see something different, why not try visiting the Cars of the Stars museum in Keswick. The museum has loads of famous cars on display from films and television. You can see cars such as the Ford Anglia in the Harry Potter films, the Starsky and Hutch car, Herbie, KITT from Knight rider, James Bond’s Aston Martin, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and many more. With such a vast collection of famous vehicles there is bound to be something to appeal to all the family.
Another place in Keswick to visit is the Honiston slate mine. The Cumbrian mine produced world-famous slate for centuries that adorns many luxury buildings. The mine reopened in the 1990’s and offers visitors a chance to see the mine firsthand even offering guided tours into actual mine tunnels.
One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of things to do on a Cumbrian cottage holiday!
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