A location to please all tastes
Whether you want laid-back relaxation , gentle or challenging activity, fancy just sight-seeing and exploring or are looking to combine business with pleasure, Tottergill Farm is perfectly positioned to satisfy most people. Below are just some of the things to see and visit, to do and enjoy and even some local places to eat and drink that we think you might appreciate...and down the bottom of the page you can see our exact location.
SOME OF THE THINGS TO VISIT, SEE AND DO
THE LAKE DISTRICT
The Lake District is a world famous holiday and leisure destination. It is the largest of the United Kingdom’s National Parks, and contains 16 lakes (and many smaller tarns), more than 150 high peaks, with four over 3000 feet (the only mountains in England), (including England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike – 3206 ft). Today it is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Home to the longest visible stretch of Hadrian’s Wall, Cumbria is one of the best places to start exploring Roman Britain. Stretching 73 miles from coast to coast, Hadrian’s Wall was built to guard the wild north-west frontier of the Roman Empire. Discover the remains of the forts, towers, turrets and towns that once kept watch over the Wall. See rare Roman artefacts, get hands-on in museums and take in spectacular views of the rugged landscape to find out what life was like for the men, women and children on the edge of Roman Britain.
The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history. Standing close to Hadrian's Wall, it suffered frequent attacks during the long Anglo-Scottish wars, once by Robert Bruce in person. The mortally sick King Edward I rested here for five months in 1306-7, shortly before his death on his final campaign. Yet there is still much to see in this best-preserved of Cumbrian monasteries. The east end of the noble 13th-century church survives to its full height, housing within its dramatic triple tier of arches some fine monuments.
Gretna Green is most famous for weddings, following the 1754 Marriage Act, which prevented couples under the age of 21 marrying in England or Wales without their parents' consent. As it was still legal in Scotland to marry without such consent, couples began crossing the border in to Scotland.
Standing proud in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle remained a working fortress until well within living memory. It has withstood many sieges, held captive a royal prisoner, and been home to the King's Own Royal Border Regiment. Explore the medieval castle rooms, discover a turbulent history with the exhibition, and walk some of the castle walls. We're also home to Cumbria's Museum of Military Life.
Carlisle Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Carlisle in Carlisle, Cumbria, England. It was founded as an Augustinian priory and became a cathedral in 1133. Carlisle is the second smallest of England's ancient cathedrals.
With over 75 displays we are constantly expanding and introducing new features to the aquarium and our surrounding attractions, such as the latest SeaLab extension. It's always a great time to visit Maryport Aquarium. With daily fish feeding and talks (not during Covid restrictions unfortunately) we provide great chances to see our fish getting fed while learning new & interesting facts from one of our Aquarists, plus a chance to ask any questions you may have.
TULLIE HOUSE MUSEUM
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is Carlisle's finest visitor attraction, and houses considerable collections of fine and decorative art, human history and natural sciences. It also boasts a wide range of exhibitions and events, brought together in one impressive museum and art gallery.
WALBY FARM PARK
Enjoy a family day out at Walby Farm Park! Fun for all the family come rain or shine! Walby Farm Park, just 4 miles from Carlisle and the M6 motorway (J44), is a great day out for the whole family. Exciting outdoor play areas, lots of animal friends, including many rare breeds and Cumbria’s biggest indoor play area, there really is something for everyone! Families, schools, groups and birthday parties can ‘Meet the Animals’, take a stroll along the farm’s nature trail or just relax in our Curly Tails Cafe, open daily serving delicious hot and cold home-cooked food.
All of Tottergill Farm's guests can enjoy complimentary use of the Leisure Club at a local hotel. The Leisure Club includes Pilates and Spinning classes in a fully air-conditioned studio, indoor swimming pool, 2 fully-equipped gymnasiums, a sauna and steam room, jacuzzi as well as a squash court.
TALKIN TARN PARK
Talkin Tarn Country Park is nine miles east of Carlisle and set amid 120 acres of farmland and mature woodland. Explore ancient woodlands, easy footpaths, glacial tarns. Enjoy tearoom treats, stunning views, family adventures. Experience fun activities ,peace & tranquillity, unique wildlife.
The Settle to Carlisle Railway is one of the most scenic and impressive railways in the UK, with viaducts, tunnels and the wild scenery of the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales. The Settle to Carlisle Railway was the last great mainline railway to be built in this country.
The 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB) in which Tottergill Farm lies has an abundance of Birds. Red Squirrels are also common to Tottergill Farm.
Tottergill is a great base to explore major cicle routes such as the C2C and Reivers Route. Mountain bikers too will find a range of tracks right outside the front door. A great base for a cycling holiday.
Reivers Route - The Reivers Route is a 170-mile coast-to-coast cycle route from Tynemouth to Whitehaven through unspoilt Northumberland and the Kielder Forest. The route takes in Carlisle and the Lake District and provides a great alternative or return route for the Sea to Sea (C2C) Route.
Coast to Coast - The UK's most popular challenge cycle route, the C2C is often thought to stand for ‘Coast to Coast’, but the name is actually short for ‘Sea to Sea’. The iconic route travels 137 miles between the Irish Sea and the North Sea, from Cumbria to Tyneside, passing through the northern Lake District before climbing the Pennines and descending to the railway paths of County Durham.
Hadrians Cycleway - Hadrian's Cycleway is a 170-mile exploration into Britain’s past. As well as magnificent coastal views and breathtaking countryside you’ll see the famous wall itself, Roman forts and museums, quaint villages and attractive market towns, all set in a World Heritage Site.
NEW MILLS TROUT FARM
New Mills Trout Fishing Park is located just off the A69, 1 mile from the market town of Brampton (just follow the brown 'fish farm' signs). Our 1.5 acre specimen Troutmasters fly lake, which has the Quarry Beck running through it, and the additional Fun Fishing (bait) Pond, are set within idyllic surroundings
BRAMPTON GOLF CLUB
Brampton Golf Club’s 18-hole championship course boasts consistently outstanding conditioning, a serene setting, and an excellent test of golf. With six sets of tee blocks, this par 71 ranges in length from 6576 to 4759 yards, offering inclusive playability to golfers of all ages, abilities, and ambitions. Driving range, coaching studios, short-game area, fully stocked golf shop, bar (serving a bar menu) and event space are also offered.
Situated just South of Carlisle, in the spectacular village of Blackwell, Carlisle Racecourse hosts both hunt and national track racing and continues to provide a popular day out throughout both seasons. The 13 furlong stiff national hunt course endures most of its use in the Winter and its clay subsoil ensure that the soft ground conditions will prevail even in harsh conditions. The courses 9 birch fences offers a real test of stamina, and it's uphill climb on the final ½ mile is sure to provide a punishing, yet enthralling finish.
TOTTERGILL FARM WALK
Tottergill is an excellent centre for those who enjoy walking. As our property adjoins Geltsdale (RSPB reserve) there are many walks right from your doorstep. Tottergill Farm is also a great base from which to explore Hadrians Wall, Gelt Woods, Wetheral Caves, Talkin Tarn and many more. There are a wide variety of local trails to suit amblers and keen hikers alike!
SOME OF THE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK WE LOVE
THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND
Located within a short distance of Carlisle and The Market town of Brampton our unique and stylish village pub/restaurant sits in the centre of the picturesque village of Castle Carrock which boasts some of the most beautiful river and fell side walks. The menu has evolved to provide wonderful home-cooked bar food with European and Asian daily specials, booking a table for dinner is highly recommended.
THE BLACKSMITHS ARMS
Situated on the village green in the centre of the village this is a traditional style pub that serves light meals and bar snacks, and a separate restaurant area that serves a full menu with daily specials. A pleasant beer garden is a quiet setting to enjoy a drink or meal.
Situated in the centre of the village, The Pheasant has been modernised yet has still kept a lovely country atmosphere. The menu is varied and is beautifully presented. Service is excellent.
Offering a great atmosphere, excellent food, and fine wine, Fantails Restaurant is a popular choice for a special meal out. It sits in the heart of the lovely village of Wetheral, with cosy open fires as well as outdoor seating.
THE GOLDEN FLEECE
Awarded an AA Rosette and Michelin recommended 2015.
THE HOWARD ARMS
Situated in the quaint Cumbrian market town of Brampton, the Howard Arms is a family run pub with a balance of traditional touches and contemporary twists. Our pub has a relaxed atmosphere and welcomes locals, visitors to the area, overnight stayers, business trippers, families and even four-legged friends.
THE FOX AND PHEASANT
This traditional village inn is situated in a beautiful river setting in the midst of the renowned Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District. Offering home cooked food, real ale and fine wines.
The Queens, Warwick-On-Eden, is an award winning country pub offering a wide range of cask ales and delicious homecooked meals.
Tottergill Farm Cottages is located at Castle Carrock, Brampton Cumbria, CA8 9DP
Tottergill Farm luxury holiday cottages are located just outside the village of Castle Carrock in Cumbria near the Lake District.
If travel by car:
Leave the M6 motorway at junction 43. Follow the A69 east for 2 miles. At the traffic lights, turn right, then immediately left following the signs to Castle Carrock. Continue following the Castle Carrock signs for about 5 miles. At Castle Carrock, turn right on the B6413 to Lazonby. After 300 yards turn left, signposted Tottergill and Roughethill. Follow the tarmac road, until you see a left turn signposted 'Tottergill Farm'.
If travel by bus:
It's a 20 minute bus ride (6 stops) from Brampton and around 1.8 miles from the main road.
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