Whilst staying at High Wray Farm you may wish to explore the local area and take in what the area has to offer. There is enough to do to keep you busy for weeks! Below is a list of attractions arranged in distance from the farm - enjoy!

Beatrix Potter Gallery (2.1 Miles) 

  • Gallery showing original watercolours by world famous author Beatrix Potter and displays on her life and work

Hill Top - home to Beatrix Potter (3.5 Miles)

  • Farmhouse where Beatrix Potter wrote lots of her children's stories
  • Many of her beloved 'treasures' are on display
  • Hill Top was model for 'Samuel Whiskers' illustrations and others
  • Shop specialising in Beatrix Potter gifts

Grizedale Forest Park (4.8 Miles) 

  • Grizedale Forest Park provides a fantastic full day out for the whole family. Grizedale Visitor Centre is at the heart of the Forest Park and is a great starting place for your visit.

Go Ape! Grizedale Forest

  • Rope bridges, a Tarzan swing and zip slides stretch through the forest up to 60 feet above the forest floor, the highest of any Go Ape course.

Beatrix Potter Experience (5.1 Miles via Ferry) (8.3 miles)

  • The World of Beatrix Potter, meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends and learn even more about Beatrix Potter herself.

Rydal Mount and Gardens (5.2 Miles via Ferry) (8.2 miles)

  • Rydal Mount, in the heart of the Lake District, retains a lived-in, family atmosphere and has seen little change since Wordsworth and his family came to live there in 1813.

Windermere Steamboats and Museum (5.6 Miles)

  • The Windermere Steamboats and Museum have a unique collection of Lake Windermere's nautical heritage in a beautiful and tranquil lakeside setting.

Windermere Lake Cruises - is the principal visitor attraction in Cumbria and is rated amongst the top ten in England.

Brantwood (6.3 Miles)

  • Brantwood was the home of John Ruskin from 1872 until his death in 1900, Brantwood became an intellectual powerhouse and one of the greatest literary and artistic centres in Europe.

Kendal Museum (16.2 Miles)

  • Kendal Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country. It houses outstanding displays of archaeology and natural history, both local and global.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum (17.4 Miles)

  • The Art Gallery is housed in an attractive building, built in 1760. The collections include both local artists and also artists of national importance. Abbot Hall also houses the Museum of Lakeland Life.

Cartmel Racecourse (17.5 Miles)

Holker Hall and Gardens (18.7 Miles)

  • At Holker you always feel like a welcome guest not a tourist. It is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens merging into parkland, with hills on one side and the expanse of Morecambe Bay on the other.

Laurel & Hardy Museum (19.6 Miles)

Levens Hall (23.2 Miles)

  • The Hall is a magnificent Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th century pele tower with unique Topiary Gardens and a working steam collection.

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis (25.8 Miles)

  • Lakelands Wildlife Discovery Centre is a unique and exciting blend of exotic wildlife and interactive hands-on displays - from magic molecules to mischievous monkeys.

This farmhouse B&B (and it also has a self catering cottage) is run to immaculate standards and it really doesn't get any better than this. There are lots of small finishing touches that are so welcome - like fresh milk in a fridge on the landing - that make all the difference. 
Breakfast is terrific. The beds were really comfortable. The towels were lovely and fluffy. The lounge is really warm. Easy to park.
We stayed for 3 nights and if we visit the area again we would definitely stay here again. September 2018

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Sheila Briggs. High Wray Farm, High Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria LA220JE
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