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Places, pictures & people

Local exhibitions – Places, pictures & people

2015-MOLLI-Taste-of-Lakeland-HA Taste of Lakeland exhibition at the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry in Kendal begins on 6 March & runs to 7 September.

See how tastes have changed over the years and learn about the food traditions of the Lake District with this exhibition located on the Museum’s interesting street scene.


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Penrith – Heart of Cumbria

Penrith – Heart of Cumbria
Known as ‘The Old Red Town’ because of the distinctive red sandstone that is characteristic of many of Penrith’s lovely old buildings. Penrith is a historic market town, having a rich heritage and is well worth visiting. The town has an interesting history and due to its position on the strategic route to & from Scotland it remains an important landmark.  Continue reading


Sweet Treats from Cumbria

Sweet treats from Cumbria

There are many delicious sweet treats that are quintessentially Cumbrian. The world famous Kendal Mint Cake, sticky toffee pudding  – Cartmel’s very own comfort food and of course the irresistibly crumbly, spicy Grasmere Gingerbread still made to an old but very secret recipe.

www.kennedyschocolates.co.ukChocolate is everyone’s favourite so visit the village of Orton where the Kennedy family’s small factory produces some of the finest quality hand-made chocolates available to buy at their onsite factory shop. With over 80 varieties to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. So bide your time, have lunch in the Conservatory Coffee House and take home your own special selection. How about ‘Passion Fruit & Galliano’, ‘Eton Mess’ or ‘Lime & Chilli’?

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