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Things to do in the local area


Longsleddale is a beautiful unspoilt valley in Cumbria on the eastern edge of the Lake District, a few miles north of Kendal, off the A6. The parish has a church, a community hall and some 30 houses scattered over 4 miles, on either side of the River Sprint. About 80 people live here, aged from 3 to 90. Several thousand sheep graze the land.

Photos of Longsleddale

John and Pups
Waterfall at the end of the valley
The valley
A walk up the valley
The dub 'swimming pool'
Sunny walk
The dub
More of the valley
The Church
Outside of the valley

Below is a list of attractions, close to Longsleddale, which you may enjoy while staying with us at Capplebarrow Coach House.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Abbot Hall Art Gallery is a Grade I listed villa that offers two floors of light-filled spaces in which to see contemporary and historic art.

Brewery Arts Centre

The Brewery Arts Centre is a hub of Culture and Entertainment, located in the heart of Kendal, offering Cinema, Music, Food & Drink, Theatre and Dance.

Brockhole Visitors Centre

Brockhole, situated between Ambleside and Windermere, is the National Park Visitor Centre. It is set in 30 acres of magnificent terraced gardens stretching down to the shore of Lake Windermere, with splendid views of the surrounding countryside.

Cartmel Race Course

Cartmel Racecourse is located within the Medieval Village of Cartmel where the races are a popular draw in a truly unique location.  The long tradition of racing at Cartmel was started by the monks from Cartmel Priory.

Holker Hall and Gardens

Victorian stately home, set in 25 acres of stunning gardens and ancient deer park. Holker has its own cafe, brasserie, gift shop and food hall, and hosts a programme of special events throughout the year, guaranteed to appeal to all ages and interests.

Levens Hall with world famous Topiary Gardens

Levens Hall and Gardens is a magnificent Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th Century pele tower. Both the Hall and the gardens are open to the public.

Sizergh Castle & Gardens

Sizergh Castle and Garden is a stately home and garden. The castle is in the care of the National Trust along with its garden and estate.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises has a large fleet of modern and traditional launches and 'steamers', which operate the full length of Lake Windermere.

Low Sizergh Barn Farm Shop and Tea Room

Discover every day staples and foody finds in the 17th century Barn Farm shop, exploring crafts and gift galleries, watch the cows being milked while sampling treats from the Tea Room menu.

Plumgarths Farm Shop and Cafe

Plumforths Farm Shop offers a one-stop shop for the best local farm produce.

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