Alpaca Centre, meet the alpacas, with tearoom and shopping experience. Visitors can view the alpacas from the edge of their paddock or from the tea room, whilst also enjoying tea or coffee and a slice of home made cake. In the shop and gallery, there is a wide variety of alpaca goods and clothing, paintings, sculptures and wood turnings of exceptional quality on display and for sale.


South Tynedale Railway The South Tynedale Railway is the North of England's highest narrow gauge railway winding northwards from its home at Alston in Cumbria for 3½ miles into Northumberland and the current terminus at Lintley Halt, following the route of the former Alston to Haltwhistle branch line which officially closed on 1st May 1976. Take a leisurely ride through the glorious scenery of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!


Go Ape Grizedale. Enjoy the Views from the Highest Go Ape Platform at 18 metres.Our adventure near Hawkshead (the jewel in our crown)has always proved a popular day out. Built on a side of a hill, it feels seriously high. And that’s because it is.Enjoy our epic Tree Top Adventure in the Lakes. Swinging through the canopy, wiping out at the bottom of zip wires and going on an adventure brings people together like nothing else we’ve ever seen. It really does. You’ll fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy 18 metres up a magnificent Douglas Fir.


Ullswater Steamers- combine a lake cruise with spectacular walks. Ullswater 'Steamers' is an award winning environmental accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises on England's most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Ullswater 'Steamers' create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District.


Rheged has lots of fun for all the family. A destination for family, food, the outdoors and arts & culture. Housed at Rheged is indoor and outdoor softplay, a Create pottery painting workshop, a programme of quirky children's events every school holiday from family theatre to cookery classes, not to mention the largest 3D cinema screen around. Three lovely cafes and a small but lovely selection of ten quality shops, Rheged is a great choice for unusual and inspiring gifts throughout the year.


Lowther Castle and Gardens stood untouched for 70 yrs but a  restoration project started in 2011 now means they can be enjoyed again. This castle stands on a site occupied by the Lowther family for over 800 years. Being the third home on the site in that time, the castle was completed in 1806 and a beautiful sculpture gallery with decorative plaster ceiling added in 1814; this is the only remaining room of the castle that has been restored. 


Walking and Cycling Trails from Nurture Eden

Find everything you need to plan your Eden experience – from fantastic cycling, to tasty local food and fairy tale castles. Discover inspirational ideas for fun, low-impact days out, helping you to keep Eden green for the future! Nurture Eden is helping Eden to become a leading destination for sustainable tourism, growing local tourism businesses, whilst also protecting Eden's landscape and heritage. They've made a set of trails to inspire you to explore the hidden gems of Eden with great car-free ideas of how to get around. These are all downloadable for free here.


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Lake District Cottages

Talbot House and Talbot Studio are ideally located in Helton for those who wish to walk, fish, cycle or just enjoy. Facilities include a shared terraced garden, with table and chairs and BBQ for those outside evenings. There is a spacious utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and a secure locked garage for bicycles or a small boat.

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