Holbeck Ghyll sits high up overlooking the majestic Lake Windermere surrounded by well-…
The house is one of the finest examples of a 'statesman' (wealthy yeoman) farmer's house in Cumbria, built in 1650 for George Browne, whose descendants lived here until 1943. Inside is the original home-made carved furniture, with domestic utensils, letters and papers of the farm and a unique library spanning four centuries which was used by the Browne family. Photo credit: National Trust Images/Matthew Antrobus
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Braille and sensory guide
- Opening Times: Open 18 Mar-29 Oct, Wed-Sun 1-5. Entry by guided tour only at 11 & 12 (places limited). Open BH Mons. May close early due to poor light
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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