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Lake District - North

  Keswick –
    Castlerigg Stone Circle – Visit the Castlerigg Circle, one of the oldest stone circles in England, ca 3000 BC. The rocks look like Polomoche’s island in Babar and Zephir and it’s just a spectacular setting. You can hike to it from many routes in the area.
      Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (Keswick) – People have mined the stone and ore from Cumbria for centuries. Tour the Threlkeld Quarry where granite was quarried, and find out what it was like to be a miner in the Underground Mine Experience. In the Mining Musem, the Geology Room has a table-top relief map of Lake District geology (very cool). At the gift shop, stock up on mine exploration gear.
    Ullswater –
      Cruise Ullswater – The Lake District is filled with lovely lakes, and Ullswater is one of the most beautiful. Take a cruise on a 19th century steamer, now powered by oil. Pick up the boat at Glenridding, Howtown, or Pooley Bridge. Combine your cruise with a walk along the south side of the lake.
      Lowther Castle and Gardens Explore the enchanting lost gardens of Lowther castle. Run wild, build dens, discover summerhouses, swings that reach the sky and not to mention all the hidden wildlife and secret paths to follow. Imaginations and children can run free! There is a great café and museum also on site.
      At the Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre you can view falcons, hawks, eagles, buzzards and owls from the United Kingdom and abroad. Visitors can participate by having one of these birds return to their hand at the flying demonstrations from 2pm until 4pm.
      Visit Rheged If it’s raining visit Europe’s largest grass covered building, the unique Rheged. Loads of great shops, cafes, indoor and outdoor play areas, and 3D cinema.
    Walk an Ullswater Tale Trail – Fun walks for kids with illustrated story maps, based on local myths and legends. Kids can spot different things and search for clues on the way. Here's just three of the Tale Trails:
    - Hallin Fell Even little kids can do this hike with spectacular views from the summit over Ullswater.
      - Aira Force – A beautiful 3km walk around the magnificent waterfalls of Aira Force.
      - Askham Fell For a longer 5 - 10 km hike, wander around Askham Fell, where you'll encounter stone circles and wild ponies.
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