Best Tourist Attractions In Cumbria

We've rounded up the best tourist attractions in Cumbria in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 21 Cumbria tourist attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tourist attractions we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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The Keswick Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

By following the route along this self guided themed Keswick Treasure Trail, you and the children are sure to have a great time solving the clues and...

The Puzzling Place

  • Keswick
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Puzzling Place's World of Illusion takes the theme of Illusion and runs with it. It is home to their ‘Anti-gravity Room', ‘Ames Room', ‘Hologram...

The Ambleside Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Ambleside
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

You’re going to need all your mystery busting skills to get around the Rambler’s Riddle. He’s planted a series of dastardly clues all over The Ambles...

Bowness on Windermere Treasure Trail

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

There's something for all the family on the Bowness on Windermere self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. The whole family (6 and up) will n...

Curious About Kendal

  • Kendal
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Kendal is a unique way to explore this bustling Cumbrian town. The two walks can be enjoyed separately, or joined together if you want...

Carlisle Cathedral

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Carlisle Cathedral is a small but beautiful 900-year-old building, full of history, stained glass and... spy tours! Begin by taking a peek at the sta...

Carlisle Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Carlisle
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take to the streets on the hunt for buried loot, on the Carlisle Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a great way to see the sights while keeping your crew of s...

Lakeland Miniature Village

  • Grange-over-Sands
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Lakeland Miniature Village features over 100 buildings made from local Coniston slate, all of which have been carefully handcrafted with hand tools o...

The Devils Porridge Exhibition

  • Eastriggs
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Devil's Porridge Exhibition is an amazing exhibition which tells the story of arguably the Greatest Munitions Factory on Earth, which was constru...

Gretna Greens Famous Blacksmiths Shop

  • Gretna Green
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Gretna Green's Famous Blacksmiths Shop has a lot more to it these days than the well known elopement significance and is actually a lovely place to v...

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  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

At Lancaster Castle families are welcome but the use of the building by the court does mean that all access is by guided tour, which might be too lon...

Curious About Lancaster

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Lancaster is an exciting way of discovering how this Roman city became what it is today. Enjoy the walks separately, or join them toget...

Lancaster Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take your brood on a search for lost loot with the Lancaster Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a great way to work as a team and simply tonnes of fun! As wel...

Hadrians Wall and Fort

  • Hexham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hadrians Wall and Fort is one of the UK's iconic features and a 'must do' while you're in the area! Witness the stunning views, explore varied natura...

The Castle Douglas Treasure Trail

  • Castle Douglas
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The clear directions on the Castle Douglas self guided themed Treasure Trail, will lead you on an intriguing walk of discovery. The whole family, fro...

Settle Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Settle
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Pick out a pirate name and with a yo ho ho, join the hunt for buried loot on the Settle Treasure Hunt Trail. Salty sea dogs, young and old, will have...

Hexham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Hexham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Throw away your captain’s hat and hook for something a little more fitting: a thinking cap! You’ll need it on the Hexham Treasure Hunt Trail. What is...

Bolton Castle

  • Leyburn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Bolton Castle is superb medieval fortress with a packed programme of daily events and activities indoors and out, great for a family day trip! Family...

Garstang Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Garstang
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Gold jewels and doubloons  If those sound like your bread and butter, you’re needed on the Garstang Mystery Treasure Trail. You and your crew of pint...

Ellisland Museum and Farm

  • Dumfries
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Love literature? Follow in the footsteps of the National Bard Robert Burns and visit his countryside home - Ellisland. Explore the 18th century farmh...

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