Set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.
The 2018 Main Season Opening will run from Friday 23rd March until Sunday 28th October.
Hall (11am-4pm) & Gardens (10.30am-5pm) : Wednesday – Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)
Gift Shop (10.30am-5pm) : Wednesday – Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)
Café, Food Hall & Park (10.30am-5pm) : Daily
(Occasionally the Hall opening times may vary to accommodate events. Please check the website before visiting.)
Other things to do nearby
Great all weather, all season walking with a variety of routes available to suit all abilities and interests.
Cycle to 'The Moon' - a large area of limestone pavement with fantastic views. The ascent is a winding, challenging climb up the hillside… with the thrill of knowing you get to rush back down!
The walks cross several estuary channels, some some fast running, so it's best to use a guide across the dangerous sands.
Watch otters swim from the underwater tunnel, stroll through the tropical rainforest and explore the seashore discovery zone.
Two nationally important wetland reserves. Free entry for YHA guests arriving at RSPB by bike or rail.
Quarry faced climbing is available at Trowbarrow Quarry in Silverdale. The strata are tilted vertically, meaning that the climb is up the bedding plain making a challenging climb.
The little zoo with lots to do! A unique and exciting blend of exotic wildlife and interactive hands-on displays.
One of the finest stately homes in south Cumbria. Don't miss the fantastic gardens with the famous topiary.
Go Ape has several locations across the UK where you can climb and fly through the trees. If it's adrenaline fuelled family fun you're after then look no further.
Fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy from 18m up a Douglas Fir. Visit the website
From the leaf-shaped door handles to the carved wooden panelling, Blackwell is an important icon of Arts & Crafts architecture. Visit Blackwell's website
Full of her favourite things, the house looks like Beatrix has just stepped out for a walk. Don't miss the lovely cottage garden.
Discover the home of John Ruskin.
YHA Hawkshead is a fantastic location for road and mountain bikers, be they novice, families or experienced. Grizedale Forest The forest is a mecca for mountain bikers in the north west and YHA Ha
Set off down the bridleway from the back of the hostel to join Grizedale forest which offers hundreds of different routes for mountain bikers of all abilities.
Only five miles from Windermere, you can try your hand at anything from a lake cruise through to wind surfing, kayaking and canoeing. If you feel the need for speed you can even hire a power boat.