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The World of Glass
The World of Glass

St Helens is famous for rugby league and also as being the home of Pilkington Glass. The World of Glass beautifully showcases one of the planet’s most durable and versatile substances. Glass History Now a global brand, Pilkington started life as the St Helens Crown Glass Company in the early 19th century . It continues [...]

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Head to Cumbria in the Northwest of England to see one of the country’s most spectacular narrow-gauge railways. Delightful Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway This line started life as grim and industrial, ferrying iron ore from the mines of upper Eskdale to the coastal port of Ravenglass. Looking at it today, it’s difficult to imagine that [...]

Cars of the Stars
Cars of the Stars

Cars of the Stars is the world famous museum of the vehicles from film and television. If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the four-wheeled stars of film and TV of yesterday then this is the place for you and your family! Firm Favourites The cars aren’t restricted to the classics of your own younger [...]

Coniston Water
Coniston Water

Visit Coniston Water for a world away from it all. The unspoilt shoreline and surrounding landscape of low fells and woodlands make for excellent cycling country and a great active day out for all the family! Leave Behind the Hustle and Bustle Although only a few miles west of Windermere, Coniston Water feels like a [...]

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