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Windermere - The Longest Lake
Lakeside Aquarium & Steam Railway
In the village of Lakeside at the south end of Lake Windermere, near Newby Bridge is the end station of the rail link with Haverthwaite. At this location which provides ample parking while on a Lake Cruise or Steam Train Ride is an Freshwater Aquarium of underwater life. Restaurant and Tearoom with Gift Shop. Tel: 015395-315-94
Two other mills are still in operation and open to view in the area, Gleaston Watermill dates back to 1774 which has an 18 foot (5M) waterwheel which still drives the mill via the original wooden gear wheels and the Heron Corn Mill at Beetham on the A6 Highway south of Kendal and is open daily except Monday through the summer.
Beatrix Potter is brought alive at Bowness with Peter Rabbit in a classic attraction for young and old. www.hop-skip-jump.com Tel: 015394-88-444
Cartmel / Grange over Sands
There are two Race Meetings at Cartmel each year on the smallest National Hunt Track in Britain where horse racing has a tradition since 1845. Nearby at and Grange over Sands, which got it's name from the Augustinian monks from Furness Abbey at Ulverston having a granary (grange) here and was a popular Edwardian resort with visitors arriving by steamboats and latterly by rail.
Ulverston was mentioned in the Doomsday Book written for William the Conquer in 1066, the lighthouse like monument on a hill by the town is a monument Sir john Barrow, founder of the royal Geographical Society and Artic Explorer.
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