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Rainy Days

Wray Castle 10 miles from Storrs Hall by road. Or take a boat from Ambleside or Bowness.

A mock-Gothic, National Trust property on the shores of Lake Windermere, open all-year round, with events, Peter Rabbit Adventure for children, café and grounds.

Windermere Lake Cruises nearest departure point to Storrs Hall, Bowness Pier, 2 miles

Cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours between Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside.

World of Beatrix Potter 5 miles from Storrs Hall.

The sights and sounds of Beatrix Potter’s celebrated characters are magically brought to life in this popular attraction in nearby Bowness-on-Windermere. Open all year round 10am to 5.30pm.

Lakeland Motor Museum 12 miles from Storrs Hall in Backbarrow.

An incredible collection of iconic motor vehicles including the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition with full size replicas of the Blue Bird car, boat and jet hydroplane.

Blackwell 4 miles from Storrs Hall in Bowness

A masterpiece of 20th-century design, a perfect example of the Arts & Crafts movement with house, furniture and gardens, exhibitions and events. Open all year round.

The Lakes Aquarium 12 miles from Storrs Hall. Or arrive by boat or train.

Everything from diving ducks and otters to piranhas and pike, and a virtual dive-bell – great fun for all the family. Café and gift shop. Open all year round.

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway nearest station 3 miles from Storrs Hall at Bowness

Travel back in time for a unique day out – one of the most delightful ways to take in the sights and to visit some of the local visitor attractions in the Lake District such as the Lakes Aquarium, Lakeland Motor Museum, The World of Beatrix Potter, the Fell-Foot National Trust Park, Holker Hall, Brockhole Visitor Centre.

Some more ideas... Follow in the footsteps of William Wordsworth at two of his former homes in Grasmere – Dove Cottage and Allan Bank. Make sure to taste some of the world famous Grasmere Gingerbread. Kankku Off Road Driving adventures – have fun in extreme driving conditions! Take the car ferry across the Lake and visit Hilltop – Beatrix Potter's cottage.