Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre

Be wild and try something new, soar through the sky on a treetop adventure, or splash out on the water. Try archery, laser clay shooting, mini golf and our famous woodland playground. Take in the beauty of our awesome mountain views, historic gardens, and taste the best of local food and ale in our lake view cafe or The Gaddum restaurant. Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere is the ultimate start to your Lake District visit.

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Brave the Cave

Brave the Cave

Dive into the darkness...twisting and turning as you explore Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre’s exciting new indoor attraction Brave the Cave!

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The Gaddum restaurant

The Gaddum restaurant

Enjoy delightful lunches, classic afternoon teas and seasonal sunset dining set in the very heart of the Lake District at the beautiful 19th century Brockhole on Windermere!

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Adventure playground

adventure playground

Packed with rope walks, slides, swings, scramble nets and zip wire for the kids.

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Explore the gardens

Brockhole gardens

Take a stroll around the grounds to the Windermere lakeshore or enjoy the displays around the house.

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Play mini golf

mini golf

Our 9 hole mini golf course is perfect for a proper competition with family and friends!

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Hire a boat

boat hire

Hire rowing boats, sit on top kayaks, race in open canoes and enjoy the views!

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Relax in the café

Brockhole Cafe

Sample Cumbrian cooking at its best in our café whilst enjoying the views from the terrace overlooking Windermere.

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Rowing on Grasmere © Dave Willis

Laser Clay Shooting

Using our brand new laser-adapted rifles, take aim at clays travelling through the air at up to 65mph, and see how many points you can score.

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Events at Brockhole

There's plenty to do and see at Brockhole. For all the latest listings, check out the Brockhole events calendar

Contact Brockhole

The Lake District Visitor Centre
Cumbria LA23 1LJ

Parking charges apply


Call: 015394 46601


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Transport Links

Brockhole has its own jetty where Windermere Lake Cruises boats run from Ambleside and Bowness all year round. Frequent buses serve the stops at the entrance to the site on the A591, linking Brockhole to Ambleside, Bowness, Windermere Rail Station and beyond. For more information and links to timetables visit our travel and transport page.