The beautiful, picturesque landscape of the Lake Disctrict has just become one of UNESCO’s newest World Heritage Sites.
Known for the work of writers like William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome, the Lake District has also inspired artists like Turner, and more recently modern artists such as Kirt Schwitters and Sheila Fell, along with contemporary artists including Andy Goldsworthy and Antony Gormley.
Culture in the Lakes can be enjoyed indoors, at amazing venues like the Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Theatre by the Lake or in the homes of the artists themselves, including Beatrix Potter’s house Hill Top and Wordworth’s home, Dove Cottage. You can also experience the unique link between the Lake District landscape and the work it has inspired by visiting Grizedale Forest or the Andy Goldsworthy Sheepfolds, dotted right across the Cumbrian landscape.
To find out about more exciting things to do in Kendal and the Lake District visit the Lakes Culture website: