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The Elizabethan Range and fortified Pele Tower of Isel Hall dominates the landscape in its magical setting above the River Derwent. From the formal gardens the ground drops down to the river and offers views of the 11th Century Church and Skiddaw. Continuously inhabited since Norman times it passed from its original occupiers, the Engane family, their heirs and successors by family connections to the present owner. In Elizabethan times they were the Leighs and from 1573-1986 the Lawson family inherited. The last male heir of that family, Sir Wilfred Lawson, died in 1936 when it passed to his nephew, Hilton, and then to Hilton's cousin Mrs Margaret Austen Leigh, who died in 1986 and left it to the present owner.
A visit to William Wordsworth's childhood home in Cockermouth, Wordsworth House and Garden, is a unique opportunity to experience late 18th-century life at first hand.
A jewel in the Lake District crown. Jennings Castle Brewery has nearly 190 years of brewing heritage and along with the award winning ales, it forms part of the fabric of the Lake District.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a working distillery and discover how the Lakes whisky, gin and vodka are produced. You will enjoy spectacular helicopter footage of the journey from the source of the River Derwent to the distillery, housed in a beautifully renovated 1850s cattle parlour. Explore the stillroom with expert tour guides and discover the cask warehouse where the Lakes malt rests, maturing to perfection for release in 2018. Afterwards, you’ll finish off the tour in the tasting room, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample three of the Lakes spirits. You may wish to accompany your tour with lunch in the award-winning Bistro or take a short stroll nearby to the stunning Bassenthwaite Lake.
Adventure Hunter provides quality, safe and enjoyable climbing and mountaineering courses, as well as outdoor activities in the Lake District, England.