Live – Work – Visit

Between England’s highest mountains and the Irish Sea, including much of Cumbria’s varied coastline, famous lakes and some of its wildest and most beautiful landscapes, lies a region like no other. A little off the beaten track but well worth seeking out, it offers a unique blend of remote scenery and bustling centres, relaxation and adventure, tradition and industry, heritage and innovation.
It’s a home and workplace as well as a fascinating and inspiring place to holiday and visit.
It’s part of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site and this is your guide to it.

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The Lake District becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site

We're all very excited to hear that the Lake District has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the category of cultural landscape of international significance. The campaign followed three key themes – world ranking examples...

Discover Eskdale Golf Course

Nestled in the beautiful Eskdale Valley lies a hidden jewel of a golf course; a  5100yd, par 68 standard, scratch 69. Originally developed to meet the golfing passion of one man, it started with just a few holes and developed over time into the superb course it is...

Lake District’s newest attraction to open this Summer

In June 2017, the Ravenglass Railway Museum will officially open to the public after undergoing a major, two year, Heritage Lottery-funded redevelopment. Built on the site of Ravenglass Station, in the West of Cumbria, the new train-shed extension will double the...

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Woolpack Inn November Chill-Out Escape

Throughout November at the Woolpack Inn in Eskdale, book our Chill-Out Escape! Two nights B&B, three course dinner with a bottle of wine both nights, packed lunches and late checkout on your departure day of 12 noon. So bring the dog, enjoy Eskdale's walks, curl up on...

Ratty Kids Club members travel free Fridays this summer!

Ratty Kids Club members can catch a free ride on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Railway, on all Fridays 28th July through to the 1st September. One club member free with every full entry paying adult. NB not valid for any special events falling within this period....

One ticket, two great attractions!

Explore the Dual Attraction ticket, giving you two days out at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and Muncaster Castle for one price - £24 for adults, £12 for children (5-15), under 5s free with no ticket required. Valid for one day visit to each...