Things To Do Cumbria

Things to do Cumbria

Things to do  during your stay at the Tranquil Otter, whether you are here for two nights or two weeks, there is plenty to do and see here in Cumbria and in other local areas such as the Lake District and Keswick.

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.

Walk
Walk

Long or short circular walks in the beautiful rugged landscape that is Cumbria and The Lake Distict.

Eat
Eat

Country Pub or smart restaurant, either way experience great food & an equally great welcome.

Swim
Swim

Make a splash in one of the local private pools or go a little further for a wave pool and slides.

Parks & Beauty Spots
Parks & Beauty Spots

Solway Firth, Hadrian’s Wall, Waterfalls and more. There is much to choose from in the local area.

Activities
Activities

Climb, Cycle, Jump, Ride. If being active is you, there are many options. Plan ahead to get the most out of your stay.

Local History
Local History

Borders have a history of their own, Carlisle is no expection. Romans, Vikings and early English Kings are all in the mix.

Family things to do
Family things to do

Have young ones to entertain? Plan your stay to include a day on the farm, adventure playgrounds & more.

Wildlife
Wildlife

Each lodge has its own flat-bottomed boat, explore the Lough, feed the waterfowl or explore ancient woodlands.

Things to do in Thurstonfield

The Tranquil Otter is a rural location; we are 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 of Thurstonfield.

Choice of Things to do during your stay at the Tranquil Otter

Cycle, walk, drive or taxi – there are no buses from Thurstonfield to anywhere.
Walk to the pub. The nearest pub is in The Royal Oak Inn at Moorhouse, and the proprietor has kindly offered a lift back to Tranquil Otter guests. There are two further pubs within hiking distance, 2-3 miles away are The

Things to do around the World Heritage sites

Hadrian’s Wall, a world heritage site, something that is high on many bucket lists of many and is on our doorstep. Hadrian’s Wall path passes through Burgh by Sands, and if you are walking to Carlisle, it is a hike of 6/7 miles and well worth it.

Things to do Carlisle

Carlisle is a historic city, each building with its own 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 an insight into the bone-chilling journey into the past.