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Ashlack Hall  |  Grizebeck  |  Cumbria  |  UK  |  LA17 7XN  |  +44 (0)1229 889888
self catering Holidays Lake District Cumbria

Places to Visit

Self Catering Holidays Lake District Cumbria

A large, historic and industrial town on the Furness Peninsula. The ruins of Furness Abbey are interesting to visit and there is great shopping with most of the high street stores. Also, as it is on the coast, there are some good beaches.

An historic village surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. Set on the shores of Coniston Water where the fated attempt on the water speed record by Donald Campbell took place in 1967. A great base for fell walking, climbing cycling and sailing.

West coast village in a beautiful but fairly quiet part of the Lakes. Home to the Ratty narrow gauge railway and finish of a grueling 50 mile cross Lakeland bike route (Shap to Ravenglass).

Market town with a cobbled square and some great places to eat and drink. Market days are Thursdays and Saturdays and there are lots of outside stalls with all manner of goods. Stan Laurel was born here and the museum is well worth a visit.


Small market town only 4 miles from Ashlack Cottages with an old fashioned butchers and greengrocers. It also has a bakery where the bread is baked in-house.There are several pubs for refreshment and a livestock auction on Tuesdays.


Home of the mint cake, this large town has a wide choice of shops, including jewellers, antique shops and a specialist chocolate shop! Kendal Parish Church and Abbot Hall are very interesting places to visit. Also Kendal Castle which is a ruin and the dry ski slope for a bit of practice..............


Hawkshead is an ancient town that has flourished since Norse time. The monks owned Hawkshead Hall, just outside the village. After the dissolution of the monasteries in 1537, Hawkshead grew as a market town, with many buildings dating from the 17th Century. Cars are not allowed in the village and you can visit the Old Grammar school where William Wordsworth was a pupil. The Beatrix Potter Gallery, now owned by the National Trust  was the office of a local solicitor called William Heelis who married Betrix Potter in 1913. There are some good shops in Hawkshead particularly for outdoor clothing.



From Newby Bridge turn north along the shores of Lake Windermere and after 8 miles of lovely scenery you will arrive at Bowness which has lots of activities:- boating, shopping, the aquarium, and lots of pubs. Further up the lake is the town of Windermere which is altogether more peaceful and less full of tourists. Lake Windermere is 12 miles long and is the largest natural lake in England. Now there is a 10 mile per hour speed limit, much of the water sports have been curtailed, but you can still sail and swim in the lake. It was the only lake in which you could water ski in the Lake District, so it is a shame that this has been stopped. If you turn west at the top of the lake this will take you to Ambleside.


Ambleside is a very old town, although most of what you see now dates back to Victorian Times. It is famous for Bridge House which is one of the most photographed sites in the Lake District and also for Stock Ghyll Force, a 70ft waterfall.










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