Top 10 Free Things To Do and Attractions in Rydal

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Top 10 Free Things To Do and Attractions in Rydal

Lakes Aquarium
Lakes Aquarium
4.1 (2064 ratings)4 (798 ratings)
Aquarium with freshwater and marine life, featuring an underwater otter tunnel and stingrays.
Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 8AS, United Kingdom
AquariumNature & ParksCafeGift shop
Mentioned by ivythwaitelodge.co.uk
Close Attractions - Ivythwaite Lodge, guest house in Windermere
"From mountain-top to Morecambe Bay the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on an amazing voyage of discovery. More than 30 spectacular, naturally-themed habitats bring the natural history of the Lake District vividly to life. Enjoy close encounters with hundreds of amazing creatures including trout, eels, pike, perch, giant crabs, rays and many more."
Mentioned by Visit Cumbria
Things to Do in Windermere | Attractions & Places to Visit
"From diving ducks to piranha, the aquarium houses native aquatic wildlife and more exotic species. Another of the most popular Windermere attractions, there’s also gift shop and a choice of restaurants. Located on Lakeside Pier where the boat and steam train trips call in….things to do here >>"
Mentioned by Fodor's Choice
Sights in The Lake District
"On the quayside at the southern end of Windermere, this excellent aquarium has wildlife and waterside exhibits. One highlight is an underwater…"
National Trust - Wray Castle
National Trust - Wray Castle
4 (2613 ratings)3.5 (1631 ratings)
Neo-gothic 1800s castle featuring a kid-friendly interior with play rooms, plus lakeside grounds.
Low Wray, Ambleside, LA22 0JA, United Kingdom
Historical landmarkSights & LandmarksCastles
Mentioned by originalcottages.co.uk
Top activities to do with the kids in Windermere this Summer
"Wray Castle is a Gothic castle situated on the north-west shores of Lake Windermere and is run by the National Trust. Your whole family can try sailing with taster sessions taking place on selected days through the summer holidays. They also offer self-led activities which include den building, skimming stones or making a daisy chain, which you can tick off the National Trust’s ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ list."
Mentioned by ivythwaitelodge.co.uk
Close Attractions - Ivythwaite Lodge, guest house in Windermere
"Wray Castle is a Victorian neo-gothic building at Claife in the English county of Cumbria. The house and grounds have belonged to the National Trust since 1929, but the house has only recently opened to the public on a regular basis."
National Trust - Fell Foot Park
National Trust - Fell Foot Park
4.6 (1467 ratings)4.5 (369 ratings)
Family-friendly spot with cafe and space/facilities for games, picnics, swimming and boating.
Newby Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 8NN, United Kingdom
ParkNature & Parks
Mentioned by lakesiderailway.co.uk
Visitor Attractions | The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
"Situated on the opposite shore of Lake Windermere to Lakeside Station, Fell-Foot National Trust park offers breath-taking views of Lake Windermere and the fells at the north end of the lake. During the summer season a ferry carries foot-passengers from Lakeside over to Fell-Foot where you can enjoy an ice-cream or picnic on the sweeping Victorian lawns while watching the boats and soaking in the atmosphere. Rowing boat hire is available, as well as an adventure playground for children."
Mentioned by Holgates Cottage Collection
Ten Of The Best Days Out In The South Lake District, Cumbria
"This park, operated by the National Trust, is located at the southern tip of Lake Windermere and is the perfect place to relax with the family on a sunny day. Whether you just want to relax by the lake with a picnic or go for a paddle, or maybe even try your hand at paddle-boarding or kayaking, there’s loads to do, including a playground for the kids, all with the incredible mountain views in the distance."
Mentioned by ivythwaitelodge.co.uk
Close Attractions - Ivythwaite Lodge, guest house in Windermere
"Fell Foot Park is situated on the south shores of Lake Windermere just off the A592 and in the care of The National Trust. The Victorian park is open daily with its eighteen [18] acre grounds that have been restored to its former glory in which you will see in spring and early summer displays of daffodils and rhododendrons. The park in winter is open with limited facilities."
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre
4.6 (2061 ratings)4 (1126 ratings)
Outdoor attraction with a range of activities, from mini-golf & zip-lines to kayaking & archery.
The Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, LA23 1LJ, United Kingdom
Visitor centerArchery rangeArt galleryGardenGift shopHistorical landmarkOutdoor activity organiserPlaygroundRestaurantNature & Wildlife Areas
Mentioned by originalcottages.co.uk
Top activities to do with the kids in Windermere this Summer
"The Brockhole visitors centre is located between Windermere and Ambleside on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere. Set in exquisite grounds and gardens, Brockhole has plenty of activities this summer for young and old alike. Enjoy boat hire, rafting, pony rides, archery, orienteering or brave the cave (for kids over 5)."
Mentioned by Visit Cumbria
Things to Do in Windermere | Attractions & Places to Visit
"Brockhole, situated in 30 acres of gardens between Ambleside and Windermere, is the Lake District National Park Authority Visitor Centre. One of the most popular Windermere attractions, it has its own landing stage, tree top trek, boat and bike hire, shop, tea rooms….see all things to do here >>"
Mentioned by lakesiderailway.co.uk
Visitor Attractions | The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
"Take in the scenic views and gardens down to the shores of Windermere. Browse round the shop and treat yourself to something tasty in the café. The extensive gardens are a delight whatever time you choose to visit."
National Trust - Wordsworth House and Garden
National Trust - Wordsworth House and Garden
4.5 (468 ratings)4.5 (423 ratings)
Historic former home of Wordsworth, featuring period details, tours & educational programs.
Main St, Cockermouth, CA13 9RX, United Kingdom
Sights & LandmarksArchitectural BuildingsEducational sitesHistoric Sites
Mentioned by Lonely Planet Top Choices
Top things to do in Cumbria & the Lakes
"The poet William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 at this handsome Georgian house at the end of Main St. Built around 1745, the house has been meticulously restored based on accounts from the Wordsworth archive: the kitchen, drawing room, study and bedrooms all look much as they would have to a young William. Costumed guides wander around the house for added period authenticity. Outside, the walled kitchen garden was mentioned in Wordsworth's autobiographical epic The Prelude."
Jenkin Crag
Jenkin Crag
4.5 (175 ratings)
Dove Nest Cottage, Windermere, LA23 1LR, United Kingdom
Sights & LandmarksLookouts
Mentioned by The Crazy Tourist
15 Best Things to Do in Ambleside (Cumbria, England
"The car park in Waterhead can be the starting point for a picturesque two-hour walk in the ancient woodland above Ambleside, cresting at Jenkin Crag, a great vantage point above Windermere. Nearly all of the path is in thick woodland, and there are steps to make the going lighter on wet days. One of the loveliest sections guides you along the Ambleside Champion Tree Trail, which has England’s tallest grand fir."
Windermere
Windermere
4.7 (942 ratings)4.5 (3633 ratings)
This large glacial ribbon lake features 18 islands, plus ferries & other boating activities.
United Kingdom
LakeNature & ParksBodies of Water
Lanthwaite Wood
Lanthwaite Wood
4.8 (35 ratings)5 (10 ratings)
Cockermouth, UK
WoodsNature & ParksForests
Go Ape Grizedale (Treetop Challenge, Zip Trek, Segways, High Ropes)
Go Ape Grizedale (Treetop Challenge, Zip Trek, Segways, High Ropes)
4.8 (741 ratings)4.5 (649 ratings)
Adventure-activity chain venue where groups explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course.
Go Ape, Grizedale, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, United Kingdom
Outdoor activity organiserNature & ParksParks
Lindeth Fell Country House
Lindeth Fell Country House
4.8 (94 ratings)
Elegant rooms and modern British dining in a classic property with gardens, lake views and croquet.
Lyth Valley Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3JP, United Kingdom
Bed & breakfastBarGardenGuest houseServiced accommodationWedding venue
Mentioned by Culture Trip
The Best Hotels in Windermere, Lake District
"Owned by the Kennedy family since 1984, Lindeth Fell is a stunning Edwardian home with traditional touches such as parquet flooring, traditional sofas and pastoral artwork. Guests are welcomed with home-made scones and tea, and the friendly service from staff continues through your stay. The 14 bedrooms are all extremely spacious, with ensuite bathrooms and tasteful decor."
Mentioned by romantichotels.guide
The 20 most Romantic Hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere
"Overlooking Lake Windermere, Lindeth Fell offers impressive views and free parking, just 5 minutes from Windermere Ferry Crossing. It offers colourful flower gardens, elegant rooms and tea and scones on arrival. An extensive breakfast menu is served in the bright dining room overlooking 7 acres of beautiful gardens and the stunning Coniston mountain range."

Top Best Chinese Restaurants in Rydal

China Cottage
China Cottage
4 (102 ratings)
7 Lake Rd, Ambleside, LA22 0AD, United Kingdom
Chinese restaurant
The Golden Boat Chinese Takeaway
The Golden Boat Chinese Takeaway
4 (81 ratings)
24 Queen St, Penrith, CA11 7XD, United Kingdom
Chinese takeawayChinese restaurantFast food restaurant
The Lucky Dragon
The Lucky Dragon
4.2 (135 ratings)
1 Unicorn Building, Compston Rd, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, United Kingdom
Chinese takeawayChinese restaurant

Best Cake Places in Rydal

The Picnic Box, Ambleside Hot and Cold Food
The Picnic Box, Ambleside Hot and Cold Food
5 (39 ratings)
1 Lake Rd, Ambleside, LA22 0AD, United Kingdom
Sandwich shopCake shopCatering food and drink supplierFast food restaurantTakeout Restaurant
Kat's Kitchen
Kat's Kitchen
4.9 (163 ratings)
Warm vegan cafe with outdoor seating offering homemade cakes, sandwiches, coffee & snacks.
135 Main St, Keswick, CA12 5NJ, United Kingdom
Vegan restaurantBreakfast restaurantCafeCake shopCatererCoffee storeEspresso barIce cream shopVegetarian restaurant
Mentioned by LancsLive
Keswick restaurants and cafes we can't wait to visit again
"Kat's Kitchen is a delightful vegan cafe, serving homemade meals, including English breakfast and sandwiches with a wonderful selection of gluten free cakes on offer. It offers plant milk options too for hot drinks and milkshakes whilst also keeping dairy milk as an option. Offering brunch and lunch all year around, the kitchen offers early dinner during the busier months and introduced afternoon tea in 2020."
Copper Pot
Copper Pot
4.9 (179 ratings)
A rustic stone wall lines one side of this welcoming cafe for breakfast, sandwiches, snacks & cakes.
Church St, Ambleside, LA22 0BU, United Kingdom
CafeBarBreakfast restaurantCake shopCoffee shopRestaurant
Mentioned by Elder Grove
Where To Eat In Ambleside, a Guide to our Favourite Places
"This popular little cafe, nestled on a side street in the heart of town, is a great place to relax and recharge while exploring all Ambleside has to offer. Slate walls and soothing tones provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy a freshly ground coffee made using Mr Duffin’s Coffee, locally roasted in nearby Staveley. Open for breakfast and lunch, as well as coffee and home baked cakes, there’s plenty of indoor seating as well as a small garden in which to enjoy those sunny Lake District days."
Mentioned by cumbria.ac.uk
Ambleside's Coffee Culture
"‘Top Coffee’ has got to be the highest accolade I can award, and wow these folks deserve it. Secreted away on one of Ambleside’s quiet streets, this externally humble cafe is home to my most highly regarded coffee of the lot. They delivered a strong coffee (on request), the beans of which having being sourced and roasted locally."

Best Arts and Culture Places in Rydal

Keswick Museum
Keswick Museum
4.3 (272 ratings)4.5 (264 ratings)
Charming museum featuring an offbeat collection, including Napoleon's teacup & other oddities.
Station Rd, Keswick, CA12 4NF, United Kingdom
MuseumsArt museumHeritage buildingHeritage museumHistory museumLocal history museumEducational sites
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre
4.6 (2061 ratings)4 (1126 ratings)
Outdoor attraction with a range of activities, from mini-golf & zip-lines to kayaking & archery.
The Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, LA23 1LJ, United Kingdom
Visitor centerArchery rangeArt galleryGardenGift shopHistorical landmarkOutdoor activity organiserPlaygroundRestaurantNature & Wildlife Areas
Mentioned by originalcottages.co.uk
Top activities to do with the kids in Windermere this Summer
"The Brockhole visitors centre is located between Windermere and Ambleside on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere. Set in exquisite grounds and gardens, Brockhole has plenty of activities this summer for young and old alike. Enjoy boat hire, rafting, pony rides, archery, orienteering or brave the cave (for kids over 5)."
Mentioned by Visit Cumbria
Things to Do in Windermere | Attractions & Places to Visit
"Brockhole, situated in 30 acres of gardens between Ambleside and Windermere, is the Lake District National Park Authority Visitor Centre. One of the most popular Windermere attractions, it has its own landing stage, tree top trek, boat and bike hire, shop, tea rooms….see all things to do here >>"
Mentioned by lakesiderailway.co.uk
Visitor Attractions | The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
"Take in the scenic views and gardens down to the shores of Windermere. Browse round the shop and treat yourself to something tasty in the café. The extensive gardens are a delight whatever time you choose to visit."
Farfield Mill
Farfield Mill
4.4 (240 ratings)4.5 (194 ratings)
Garsdale Rd, Sedbergh, LA10 5LW, United Kingdom
Art galleryMuseums
Mentioned by list.co.uk
Galleries near Ingleton | The List
"Farfield is a restored Victorian woollen mill in a quiet corner of Cumbria and in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Filled with artist studios, exhibitions, heritage displays, working looms, art and craft for sale by local artists, plus tea and cake at…"
Mentioned by miltonhousebandb.co.uk
Local Attractions | Things to do In the Yorkshire Dales
"Nestling between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, a rescued Farfield Mill opened its doors in 2001 to an exciting new life providing access to high-quality art and crafts and heritage."
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