Local Area

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Where to Eat and drink

Tallentire’s village pub, the Bush Inn, is within 5 minutes walk.

The Masons Arms is in Gilcrux (2 miles away) and is serving bar snacks and  meals Thursday -Sunday.

A particular favourite of many guests is the Wheatsheaf Inn Lorton Valley 7 miles (15 mins).

Cockermouth has a wealth of independent restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes.

Things to do

A day of photography with Phil Royal of Misty Mountain.

Moorforge Viking Settlement  2 miles (4 mins):  Be sure to check for any events during your stay on their Moorforge Facebook page.

Lake District Coast Aquarium, Maryport, 7 miles (14 mins).

Lakes Distillery 10 miles (15 mins).

Lake District Wildlife Park 10 miles (15 mins).

Alpacas:  A choice of Blencogo Farm, Wigton 12 miles (21 mins ) or Alpacaly Ever After, Keswick 17 miles (26 mins).

Lakes To Visit:  Bassenthwaite 10 miles (15 mins), Loweswater 11 miles (20 mins), Crummock Water 11 miles (23 mins), Buttermere 13 miles (29 mins).

Go4aWalk is our favourite site for the many mountains and fells all of which are accessible for a day trip.

Explore The Lakes | Facebook or http://explorethelakes.co.uk for something a little different. Hire Paddleboards and have them dropped off at Tallentire Hall for your holiday, or at the waters edge for your use.

Places to visit

Cockermouth, the birth place of William Wordsworth,  3 miles (6 mins) a wealth of restaurants, pubs and interesting independent shops and cafes, and Wordsworth House.

Solway Coast: 5 miles (11 mins) with long sandy and often deserted beaches! With the lovely coastal town of Silloth well worth a visit.

Keswick  17 miles (23 mins) The unofficial Capital of the Lake District and is home to outdoor pursuit centres, a marina, many famous restaurants and even boasts its own Theatre by the Lake.

Carlisle with its cathedral, and castle is 26 miles away.

Hadrian’s Wall

Gretna Green


Ann and Martin Harrison

cockermouth castle


Our local market town with a host of independent shops, cafes, pubs, castle and restaurants, just 3 miles away

By Mistymountain.uk

Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite lake, 10 miles away, a perfect place to walk or picnic.

Photo courtesy of our friend at Mistymountain.uk

Carlisle castle

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle with its castle and cathedral, shopping areas and transport links is 26 miles away.

The Moot Hall Keswick


Keswick, 14 miles away, is within easy reach and is generally seen as the capital of the Lake District