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Glassonby Gardens & the Local Area

The Glassonby Gardens sit near the high point of one of the most beautiful rural valleys in Cumberland.  The rustic sandstone walls and terraces provide plenty of viewing points as well as a relaxed place to catch the late afternoon sun after a fun day out exploring this beautiful part of Cumbria and the Lake District.  Weber barbeques and sustainable plantation teak garden furniture are provided for your enjoyment.

Glassonby is in an ideal location for an outdoor break in Cumbria, with numerous walks nearby leading to Lacey’s Caves along the Eden River, to the Long Meg Stone Circle (the second largest in England) and to the charming nearby Cumbrian village of Melmerby, where the Village Bakery and the Shepherd’s Inn Pub provide great food and local beers. There is a village shop 2 miles from Glassonby in Kirkoswald which also has two local pubs.  Bicycles, locks and helmets are available for hire and the popular cross Cumbria C2C cycle route runs through Glassonby.

The Cumbrian hamlet of Glassonby is 15 miles from Ullswater, one of England’s most beautiful lakes, where there are steam cruises from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding, fabulous hikes up Helvellyn, chances to walk and paddle in the National Trust Aira Force Waterfall, pony treks from Rookin House Farm and canoes and sailboats available to hire from the Glenridding Sailing Centre.  When done playing in the Lake District National Park, visitors can enjoy a leisurely meal on the shoreline of Lake Ullswater at the Michelin starred, Egon Ronay top 200 restaurants in the UK at the Sharrow Bay.

Walks and Runs from Glassonby

From your front door there are excellent walking, running and cycling routes along picturesque country lanes, old cart tracks, bridleways, and river banks.

Glassonby Old Hall

Create your own feasts, festivities and legends in this lavishly restored 15th-century Cumbrian longhouse.