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.
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.