Welcome to the Royal Oak Braithwaite. - Local Area
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Lake District Hotel :: The Royal Oak :: Braithwaite

Dove Cottage, Grasmere
Visitors can take guided tours of the home and garden of William Wordsworth, who lived here from 1799 to 1808.
Brantwood House
Brantwood is the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District. It enjoys the finest lake and mountain views in England, and there is no other house in the district with such a diversity of literary and artistic associations. From 1872 until 1900 Brantwood was the home of that most eminent of Victorians, John Ruskin. Brantwood is open to the public all year.
Grasmere and Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Attached to Dove Cottage, this well-respected museum contains a rich collection of Wordsworth’s literary works, as well as a collection of early watercolor paintings of the Lake District.
Ruskin Museum, Coniston, Cumbria.

There has been a Ruskin Museum in Coniston since 1901, when W.G. Collingwood, a local artist and antiquarian who had been Ruskin's secretary, set it up both as a memorial to Ruskin
Donald Campbell
(www.coniston-net.com link) BBC link
Donald Campbell, who along with his father set a number of water speed world records on Coniston Water, is buried in the new parish cemetary. This can be found about 200m from the original parish graveyard.
Windermere Steamboat Museum, Windermere
A unique and historic collection of steam and motor boats.
The World of Beatrix Potter
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Bowness-on-Windermere
In an indoor re-creation of the Lakeland countryside, complete with sights, sounds and even smells, discover Peter Rabbit™ eating radishes in Mr. McGregor's garden; see Jemima Puddle-duck™ amongst the foxgloves; and Mrs. Tiggy-winkle™, the washerwoman, bustling about in her kitchen - the Lakeland tales of Beatrix Potter brought lovingly to life.
You can also learn more about the untold story of Beatrix Potter's life, in the Hidden Beatrix Potter presentation and video wall. An unforgettable experience for young and old alike.
Brewery Arts Centre
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Kendal
Facilities available include:
2 New Cinemas, Theatre/Cinema, Malt Room (music/functions), Various Exhibition Spaces, Green Room Restaurant, Vats Bar & Intro Cafe Bars
Abbot Hall Art Gallery
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Kendal
Abbot Hall is an exquisite gallery in the north west of England on the edge of the Lake District. Works of art can be enjoyed in this beautiful Georgian villa, drawn both from its important collections and the changing series of exhibitions.
Kendal Museum
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Kendal
Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local Archaeology, History, Geology and a Natural History collection from around the globe.
Lake Windermere
More than ten miles in length, Windermere is England's largest lake that offers a wide variety of summer recreation including cruises, fishing, boating, sailing and scuba diving.

The Royal Oak Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5SY :: T: 017687 78533