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Things To Do

Matterdale and the neighbouring Lake District areas offer a plethora of activities and entertainment. Here is just a small selection.

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Aira Force

National Trust's Aira Force and Ullswater, Cumbria, is a beautiful waterfall set amongst ancient woodland and landscaped glades.


Historic Dalemain house and gardens near Ullswater in the English Lake District. One of the most beautiful stately homes in the North West of England


Go Ape, Whinlatter

Swing through the trees in Whinlatter Forest, north of Keswick


Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Old-school, theatre-style picture house with a balcony and a programme of mainstream blockbusters.


Kong Adventure, Keswick

Huge variety of adventures - indoor climbing wall, via Ferrata, Ghyll scrambling 


Lowther Castle

Dramatic ruins, exhibition, gardens within gardens, children's adventure playground, cafe


Penrith Alhambra Cinema

A two screen cinema for latest films and live New York MET opera and National Theatre screenings.


Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Wonderful small railway in beautiful Eskdale 


Rheged Centre

A destination for family activities, food, cinema, shops, playground, arts and culture and for topping up on fuel.


Rookin House

Rookin House Farm Equestrian and Activity Centre offers exciting outdoor activities in Cumbria - the Lake District: Quad biking, horse riding, pony trekking, clay pigeon shooting.

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Theatre by the Lake

Beautiful local theatre in Keswick with acclaimed wide-ranging productions and concerts.


Ullswater Steamers

Cruise around Ullswater lake taking in Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Glenridding and Aira Force along the way.

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