Things to do Cumbria
Whether you are stating at the Tranquil Otter for two nights or two weeks, there is plenty to do and see here in like the Lake District, Keswick, Cockermouth and Carlisle, each just a short drive away.
We’ve selected some things that we’ve personally enjoyed and had great feedback about from guests. If you feel we’ve missed anything, please let us know.
Things to do in Thurstonfield
The Tranquil Otter is a rural location; on the outskirts of Thurstonfield, one of the six villages on the Solway Plain. There is much to do and see within an hours drive.
Choice of Things to do during your stay at the Tranquil Otter
Cycle, walk, drive or taxi (there are few buses from Thurstonfield).
Walk 10 minutes to nearest pub The Royal Oak Inn at Moorhouse, and the landlord has kindly offered a lift back to Tranquil Otter guests. Further pubs within walking and cycling distance, 2-3 miles away are The
- Greyhound inn Burgh by Sands at Burgh by Sands.
- Wellington in Great Orton.
- Drovers Rest at Monkhill.
This world heritage site is high on many bucket lists and is on our doorstep. Hadrian’s Wall path passes through Burgh by Sands, follow the path along the river to Carlisle, a great days walk.
Things to do Carlisle
Carlisle is a historic city, most buildings have a story to tell. The Castle, the Civic Centre building and Dixon’s chimney dominate the skyline, don’t be fooled by the lack of skyscrapers. The Castle, Cathedral and Dixon’s Chimney were the dominating economic influences of old.
The Castle is now home to the Military Museum of Cumbria, and The Torchlight Tours are a great way to get a bone-chilling insight into the past.