This October, Cumbria Tourism is shining a spotlight on Cumbria’s attractions as part of its seasonal marketing campaign to support tourism businesses through the autumn and winter months.

October is Attractions Month – and there’s plenty to discover across the county.
As the weather cools, lots of attractions offer the chance to make the most of the autumn colours. Outdoor activity centres and guides offer experiences with knowledgeable instructors: from Go Ape at Grizedale and Whinlatter forests, to horse riding and archery at Rookin House near Penrith.
You can even see our landscapes from the air with Lake District Gyroplanes. 
Get out on the water while staying dry with boat trips from Windermere Lake Cruises, Ullswater Steamers, Keswick Launch on Derwentwater, and Coniston’s Steam Yacht Gondola or Coniston Launch.
Explore the region’s industrial heritage: Eskdale Mill is the last remaining working water-powered corn mill in the Lake District; Farfield Mill was once a Victorian woollen mill; Stott Park Bobbin Mill remains a working bobbin mill today. At  Acorn Bank, visitors can see the partially restored watermill in action on weekends.
Spend time at a Cumbrian castle or country house, whether that’s Lowther Castle and its popular adventure playground; or Muncaster Castle in the western Lakes.
Take a walk on the wild side with animal attractions highlighting our diverse nature and wildlife. At the Lake District Wildlife Park, you’ll see animals like lemurs and zebra.
Ride along the sands of Silecroft with Cumbria Heavy Horses or meet Friesian horses at the Friesian Experience; or spend time with huskies at Horse and Husky near Millom. Cumbria is also home to three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), including Arnside & Silverdale, the Solway Coast and the North Pennines.
Cumbria Wildlife Trust takes care of several nature reserves across Cumbria and offers immersive experiences to help you get closer to nature.
If it’s a culinary attraction you’re looking for, there’s plenty of choice.
Visit Hawkshead Chocolate Factory, where you can try your hand at making your own cocoa-based creations; enjoy distillery tours at places like The Lakes Distillery or Shed One Gin in Ulverston, where you can even make your own; and have afternoon tea on board the train used in the 2017 film Murder on the Orient Express at Bassenthwaite Lake Station.
With so much variety, Cumbria’s attractions are waiting to be explored this autumn.
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