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Tourist Attractions in the Lake District

Temple Sowerby, Nr Penrith, Cumbria - tel 017683 61893

17th Century Garden with a spectacular display of shrubs, roses and herbaceous borders. The watermill, although under restoration, is still open to visitors.

Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria - tel 015394 36355

An annually changing exhibition of original sketches and watercolours from the celebrated children's stories.

Heroes Shop - Tel 015394 88444

Heroes is a shop with very famous neighbours - right next door and part of the same complex, is the world renowned World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere, the Lake District.

Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria - tel 015394 35599

A 14th century tower in the main street of the town, with a local exhibition by the friends of Dalton Castle (admission free).

Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria - tel 015395 31273

Victorian park and garden, currently being restored and landscaped to its former glory.

Nr Sawrey, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria - tel 015394 36269

17th Century stone house where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories. The house has been kept exactly as she left it, complete with furniture and china.

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Sizergh, Nr Kendal, Cumbria - tel 01539 60070

Sizergh Castle reflects the turbulent history of this part of the country. Essentially defensive, its core is the 14th century pele tower containing some exceptional Elizabethan carved wooden chimney-pieces.

Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria - 015394 35599

A springly woodland garden, containing a fine collection of shrubs, including many notable rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.

Coniston Water, Lake District, Cumbria - tel 015394 41288

The steam yacht Gondola was first launched in 1859 and now, completely renovated by the National Trust, provides a steam-powered passenger service in its opulently upholstered saloons.

Troutbeck, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria - tel 015394 32628

A fine example of Lake District vernacular architecture and an exceptional survival. Mainly 17th Century and still containing many historical items such as books, wood carvings, fascinating domestic implements, furniture and papers.

Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria - tel 01900 824805

The house where Wordsworth was born in 1770. Several rooms are furnished in contemporary style and contain some of the poet's personal effects.