Days Out in the North West

Carlisle Castle

With spectacular scenery, commanding castles, a Roman Wall and fascinating historical sites, the North West of England offers great days out for all the family this season.

We have now switched to our winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

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Beeston Castle and Woodland Park
Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

Cheshire

If you’re planning a family day out in Cheshire, then a visit to Beeston Castle in Tarporley fits the bill perfectly. This 'Castle of the Rock' is famous for its spectacular views.

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Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Cumbria

Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place to stop if on a family day out or if you're walking or cycling along Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria. Extensive remains of the Roman Fort can be explored.

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Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle

Cumbria

Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Now its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history.

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Furness Abbey
Furness Abbey

Cumbria

The remains of an abbey founded by Stephen, later King of England, including much of the east end and west tower of the church, ornately decorated chapter house and cloister buildings.

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Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory

Cumbria

The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history.

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Brougham Castle
Brougham Castle

Cumbria

In a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont, Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century.

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Events : North West

Stott Steam Weekend
Venue: Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria
Date: Sat 4 Oct - Sun 5 Oct

Every month we power up our steam engine for visitors to enjoy Stott Park Bobbin Mill in action.

Medieval Mayhem
Venue: Carlisle Castle, Cumbria
Date: Mon 27 Oct - Fri 31 Oct

Step into Carlisle’s Story this half term. Your little soldier can learn to defend their very own castle.

Torchlight Tours
Venue: Carlisle Castle, Cumbria
Date: Mon 27 Oct - Fri 31 Oct

Dare you explore the castle after dark this half-term?

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