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28 May 2021
Days out exploring are most definitely back on the agenda this summer. There are loads of great places to see and wonderful things to do that are just a bus ride away. Here are some of our favourite days out around Lancaster, the Lake District and Cumbria.
Take a wander along the seafront at Morecambe and enjoy the views across the bay to the Lake District. Get your picture taken with the famous statue of entertainer Eric Morecambe, eat some fish and chips, take a tour of the Victorian Winter Gardens theatre or find out more about the history of the town in the Morecambe Heritage Centre next door.
Look around Lancaster Castle
With a history stretching back nearly 1000 years, a visit to Lancaster Castle reveals a fascinating story of defence, justice and persecution. Take a tour of its courtrooms and prison cells and discover the tragic and fascinating tale of the Pendle Witches.
Take a cruise on Windermere
Take the bus to the pier at Bowness-on-Windermere and hop on a cruise across the lake. Windermere Lake Cruises are a spectacular way to explore the grandeur of the Lake District in style, connecting you to Ambleside, Hawkshead and Lakeside with access to attractions such as the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, Fell Foot Park and the Lakes Aquarium.
Get inspired at Wordsworth Grasmere
Incorporating poet William Wordsworth’s former home at Dove Cottage as well as a museum telling the story of his remarkable life, Wordsworth Grasmere has just completed a £6.5m renovation. The site includes woodland trails, a cafe, gardens and a newly built platform for admiring the glorious Vale of Grasmere.
Tour Tullie House
Housed in a converted Jacobean mansion in the centre of Carlisle, Tullie House runs a year-round programme of revealing exhibitions and permanent displays telling the story of the history and culture of Cumbria and beyond. It also has a packed calendar of events and activities to entertain the whole family.