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Shopping in Cumbria

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National Park
“We are situated on the edge of The Lake District perfect for you to explore the vast amount on offer without having staying in the busy tourist areas of the Lakes ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Situated at Lakeside on the southern end of Lake Windermere it's only about 8 miles away and the aquarium, features otters, pike, char, British sharks and rays. You can watch the ants building their hills. See the water voles and harvest mice on their nocturnal activities and the under water tunnel featuring giant carp and diving ducks. Daily talks, children’s quiz trails and special event days available. Coffee shop overlooks Lake Windermere. This is a wonderful place to visit especially on damp days because most of it is under cover.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Store
“Sizergh Barn is on the road to Kendal. It has a gallery café that overlooks the milking parlour. Great for children to watch the cows being milked and enjoy tea and cakes or a light lunch. Check milking times. There is also a nice shop for gifts and clothes and on the ground floor a farm shop with fresh produce and jams, bread and cakes. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“We recommend a visit to this fabulously preserved house, dating from the turn of the last century, and full of wonderful examples of Arts and Crafts furniture. You can sit in Blackwell’s historic chairs and enjoy the splendid views from the windows, rather than merely observing from behind a rope barrier.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Get in early in Summertime as shelves can run bare in the evenings!! :-D. Also parking is free before 10am!!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best local spot for brunch. It does get buys but the food and coffee are worth the wait. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Store
“This is a beautiful house and tearooms and they often hold events in their grounds. Well worth a visit.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local high end supermarket. UK equivalent to Waitrose. Includes local food brands. Parking. Town centre. Delicious cafe downstairs. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Shopping malls

Shopping Mall
“With over 70 stores under one roof including Primark, Debenhams, Next, Monsoon, New Look and H&M plus a range of specialist shops, and a 600 space Park Mark awarded car park above the centre, shopping has never been easier.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Gretna Gateway Outlet Village is a shopping village with a difference. Offering over 50 designer and high street favourites, with discounts up to 60% on RRP. Stores include Ralph Lauren, Molton Brown, Skechers, Gap, Nike, M&S, Next and The Perfume Shop.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great brewery, good beer and not far from Kentmere which is great for walking!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Small shopping centre. Body shop, Ryman’s, Clinton cards, Superdrug, Clark’s shoe shop, Topshop, Waterstones, Gaming shop, Carphone Warehouse, O2, Vodaphone. Indoor market with local crafts and useful local stalls. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
Department Store
“Shopping outlet with cafes, shops and restaurant. Also has heritage centre on top floor which is free to visit”
  • 1 local recommends

Markets

Fish Market
  • 1 local recommends
Market
“Granny Smiths is a family run independent grocery store, Friendly service Wholefood shop and grocery. Mostly vegetarian and is vegan friendly. Large range of fruit and veg, pasta, sauces, snacks, drinks, imitation meats and cheeses. Open daily.”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery Store
  • 3 locals recommend
Market
“This is a favourite local walking circult of 3-4 miles that can be done on small lanes or across the fields if not muddy! From High Swinside walk down the lane to Hopebeck. From there take the lane to High Lorton (winter route) or turn across the fields to Low Swinside then High Lorton. Here you might detour to the Wheatsheaf pub 10-15 mins off your route, or stop for a cuppa or ice cream at the Lorton Village shop. To return take a small lane to Scales and Swinside End Farm, and return to High Swinside up the 'Lonning' (footpath) or continue higher up the lane to return along the 'Narrow Gated Road'.”
  • 1 local recommends
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