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Cumbria is one of the most beautiful counties in the country.  Long admired for the scenery, it is home to a rich and varied array of interesting places to visit and exciting things to do.  Haverigg itself is an unspoilt seaside village nestled in the foothills of The Lake District National Park.  Whether it’s a peaceful getaway or a family break, this area has so much to offer.  The beach and play area are minutes away from the cottage, as are the local shops, pubs and church.  Bus and train services are easily accessible as well as good road links to explore the area.

For those looking for the great outdoors there are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities along the coast or inland. Why not try climbing Black Combe, bird watching at Hodbarrow Nature Reserve, fishing, pony trekking, golfing or even husky driving.

Muncaster Castle www.muncaster.co.uk

The historic castle is still a lived-in family home, and is set in impressive grounds with breathtaking, panoramic views. See the Castle in all its glory and learn about Tom Fool aka Tom Skelton, court jester at Muncaster in the 16th Century with his links to Shakespeare and the ghost stories about him causing trouble today! Why not visit the Meadow Vole Maze and imagine being just two and a half inches tall - living in meadowland, where dangers lurk at every turn. Muncaster is also home to The World Owl Centre with a diverse range of owls and other raptors. It undertakes conservation and education projects in conjunction with the Muncaster Estate. A visit to the Owl Centre will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Weather and season permitting, this could be followed by a 'meet the birds session' which is a daily flying display on the castle lawns at 2.30pm.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway ravenglass-railway.co.uk    

Join the steam train  as it journeys from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through the hills with a 1:40 gradient at times, en route to our final destination some seven miles up the line to Dalegarth for Boot Station. The journey itself was one of Wainwright’s favourites, crossing seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of England’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range (3,209ft) at their peak.

Cumbrian Heavy Horses www.cumbrianheavyhorses.com

The UK's only specialised Heavy Horse Riding establishment!  A small,family run Equestrian Centre unique in the use of our magnificent Clydesdale, Shire and Ardennes heavy horse breeds, for riding. Join us, share our passion and experience our delightful Clydesdale and Shire horses. Open 7 days a week .

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway www.lakesiderailway.co.uk

Situated on the A590 this delightful steam railway a link to attractions deeper into the Lake District itself. A return ticket offers a chance to go back to a more leisurely time. However, there are a number of attractions that can be linked with your rail experience.

Windermere Lake Cruises www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk

Why not exchange road or rail travel for a leisurely cruise. Taking you from one end of Windermere to the other this relaxing journey makes regular stops along the way allowing you to explore as you wish. Bowness is a bustling town with lots of unique shops and wonderful local ice cream.

Lakes Aquarium www.lakesaquarium.co.uk

Situated at the end of the railway you’ll find the Lakes Aquarium. A wonderful array of marine wildlife are on display as well as reptiles, monkeys and otters.  The route around the aquarium takes you through worldwide regions and through an amazing glass tunnel.  Discounted tickets are available online.

Lakeland Motor Museum www.lakekandmotormuseum.co.uk

A diverse and unique road transport collection of some 30,000 exhibits assembled over a period of almost 50 years is thoughtfully displayed alongside many non-motoring additions, in fully DDA compliant state-of-the-art premises with a beautiful riverside setting.

National Trust www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The National Trust have several wonderful places to visit in this area from Fell Foot Park and Wray Castle (a must for families) to Sizergh and Wordsworth’s House.

South Lakes Safari Zoo southlakessafarizoo.com

Based in Dalton this well stocked zoo holds something for everyone. Get close and surround yourself in the planets rarest most endangered animals.  Wander amongst kangaroos, wallabies, emus. Be amazed as free flying macaws soar overhead, interact with free roaming lemurs, squirrel monkeys, cotton topped tamarins, and if you are brave venture in with condors and vultures in the walk through aviary.  Join the animal keepers  for the conservation and feeding talks including big cat feeding every day and help hand feed giraffes , lemurs,  penguins everyone gets a go!

The Dock Museum www.dockmuseum.org.uk

We welcome group visits of all ages.  The Dock Museum is a special place as it's built into a former dry dock.  The beautiful sandstone walls and scale of the dock are impressive features in their own right. We have a large and varied museum looking at the history of Furness from the end of the Ice Age right up to the present day.  We look at the fascinating story of the impact of the Vikings (and the newly discovered Viking hoard) the remarkable growth of the town in the Victorian period and recreate a catastrophic Anderson shelter in our Second World War gallery).  Shipbuilding has been a major industry in Barrow for more than one hundred years and our superb ship models and displays look at this innovative and changing area. We also have a lively programme of temporary exhibitions to capture the visitor's attention.

Silecroft Footgolf

Golf with a difference. Played with a football. Guaranteed fun for all the family.

Silecroft Beach  & Cafe

A wild, yet wonderful place. Silecroft beach is a stony beach, but as the tide recedes it reveals a large flat area of beautiful golden sand with shallow rock pools of crabs, shrimps and the odd starfish. Please remember that footwear is recommended around the coast .  The cafe is open daily 10.00am - 5.00pm. Ice cream, snacks and hot meals in the cosy surroundings on the beautiful, wild Cumbrian coast.

Herdwicks www. herdwicksboutiquehotel.com

Within walking distance of the cottage you’ll find Herdwicks. I wonderful licensed bistro, serving freshly cooked meals and pizzas. Food allergies and intolerances are catered for too. Walkers and dogs welcome.

This is just a selection of what’s on offer within an hour of Haverigg.

Lazey Cottage makes the ideal base for exploring the area.

You’ll want to come back time and again!