- Things to Do
Wordsworths Lake District
"Who comes not hither ne'er shall know how beautiful the world below..." William Wordsworth, 1778. The Wordsworth Trust is where you can find out the history of Wordsworth and information about Rydal Mount – his most beloved home, Dove Cottage and Wordsworth House - where he spent some of his childhood.
Blackwell – The Arts and Craft House
Located only 10 minutes away from the Burnside Hotel, Blackwell is one of England's most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20th century. Designed by M. H. Baillie Scott between 1897 and 1900, it is a superb example of Arts and Crafts movement architecture. It occupies a stunning position overlooking Windermere in the English Lake District and has recently been restored and opened to the public as a gallery for craft and applied arts.
Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre, Ravenglass:
Muncaster Castle, home to the Pennington family for 800 years, is a genuine treasure trove of art and antiques. Its Great Hall, Octagonal Library and elegant Dining Room are all windows on a grand past. But Muncaster's wild history reveals a flipside to life in a stately home. The castle evolved from the Pele Tower, built to repel marauding Scots. Those who stay here say it is haunted by ghosts, including the legendary Tom Fool. At Muncaster, headquarters of the World Owl Trust, you will also find one of the largest collections of these thrilling birds in existence.