out and about
Arnside is a delightful village on the Southern edge of the English Lake District, yet remains largely undiscovered by the hordes that flock to the obvious attraction of lakes and mountains.
The village spreads from the very edge of the Kent Estuary, part of the expansive Morecambe Bay , and climbs toward the viewpoint of Arnside Knott above, itself a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Just along the 'front' from Number 43 is the heart of the village - a promenade of shops, including art gallery, gift s hops and traditional family bakery. The local public houses, The Albion and The Fighting Cocks, provide a warm welcome and place to make new friends with the Arnside community.
A wealth of wonderful coastal walks for all abilities can be easily reached from the front door of Number 43, as well as the invigorating stretch up to Arnside Knott.
Traveling further afield there are an abundance of places of interest for all tastes including nature reserves, art galleries, historical homes and insightful museums. A selection of those we recommend can be found by clicking on the following links:
Blackwell Arts & Crafts House
Designed by Arts and Crafts architect M H Baillie Scott this house is of international importance, standing at the crossroads of Victorian design and modern architecture of the 20th century.
Grade I listed and dating from 1694 the gardens at Levens Hall have survived in their original design, with the famous topiary being some of the oldest in the world.
Holker Hall, Gardens and Lakeland Motor Museum comprise of three spectacular attractions in one perfect setting.
Wolf House Gallery
Set in a cluster of renovated farm buildings in the heart of Silverdale Wolfhouse Gallery boasts an exciting range of traditional and contemporary arts, crafts and gifts in beautiful surroundings.
Abbot Hall Art Gallery
An exquisite gallery where works of art can be enjoyed in the surroundings of a beautiful Georgian villa, with an extensive collection of work and a frequent changing series of exhibitions.
The charming village of Cartmel is home to one of the most popular horse racing venues in the country, with meetings held throughout the Spring and Summer.
The historic home of the world-renowned Gillow furniture making family, Leighton Hall is a stunning location for a day out. Romantic Gothic towers and acres of beautiful gardens annually lure thousands of visitors, who are as enthralled with Leighton's fascinating heritage as they are captivated by the breathtaking beauty of their surroundings.
And for the more active adventurous:
We are so pleased to be working with DESTINATION CUMBRIA , The Lake Districts Activity Booking Specialists, so if you have always wanted to try:
Gill / Gorge Scrambling and Canyoning, Canoeing or Kayaking, Quad Biking, Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Horse Trekking, Falconry, Mountain Boarding and Adventure Hill Walks please have a look at their web site, alternatively we can book the activities for you (at no extra cost).