The Lake District is a celebrated landscape that inspires outstanding art, world-class poets and writers, funky festivals, thrill seekers, family fun, great food and drink… and more!
Discover 20 literature, art and performance venues, alongside unmissable historic homes & museums, on our culture map of the Lake District.
Grizedale Forest is home to the largest collection of site-specific art in the UK. A collection of environmental art that has been created over the past 30 years and today establishes Grizedale uniquely as the UK’s first forest for sculpture!
Beatrix Potter is a world-renowned author, synonymous with the Lake District, charming children’s books and of course the iconic Peter Rabbit. There is however a great deal more to discover about this talented writer and influential thinker
Trails of the Unexpected brings the significant collections of Cumbria’s museums and galleries to life by taking visitors out into the epic landscape of the region in the footsteps of writers, artists, empire builders and raiders.
The Armitt Museum Collection in Ambleside, near Windermere in the Lake District, has an impressive collection of 23 diverse works by the artist Kurt Schwitters
To mark the 150th anniversary year of this Lake District icon, who was born on 28 July 1866, here are 150 fabulous facts celebrating the life, literature and legacy of author, artist and agriculturalist Beatrix Potter.
The Ruskin Museum is a veritable cabinet of curiosities telling The Story of Coniston – a voyage of discovery from the first Stone Age fell-walkers to the enlightened John Ruskin