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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Eskdale Mill granted Heritage Lottery Fund award

Many congratulations to Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust, which has secured a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to secure the future of what is the Lake District's oldest working cornmill. The historic listed mill in the village of Boot in Eskdale has...

Ravenglass celebrates unique double World Heritage Site status

Dual status As 2017 draws to a close the Lake District’s only coastal village celebrates its unique double World Heritage Site status. UNESCO has confirmed picture postcard Ravenglass is the only site in Europe to enjoy twin status in the coveted cultural landscape...

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 of identity – the...

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Ratty Kids Club members travel free Fridays this summer!

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 27th July through to the 31st August. One club member free with every full entry paying adult. NB not...

Pennington Hotel Offer

Stay at the 3* Pennington in Ravenglass any Sunday night up to May 1st for only £130 for two of you. Call us to book this offer. Subject to availability. This includes B&B and one two-course dinner. Find out more.

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 - £25 for adults, £12.50 for children (5-15), under 5s free with no ticket required. Valid for one day visit to each...