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Eden Golf Club - Carlisle

The Eden Golf Course is a hidden gem situated along the banks of the River Eden with beautiful views of the lake District and pennine fells. Tight tree lined fairways and numerous natural water hazards mark this course out as a great test of golf. Located just outside Carlisle and only five minutes from the M6 this course is a must visit for any discerning golfer who wishes to step outside the comfort zone. The Eden Golf Course is situated five miles from junction 44 of the M6 and only a mile off the main A689 Newcastle to Carlisle road close to the village of Low Crosby. Golf Lessons are available on an individual or group situation, non club memebers are also welcome.

Carlisle College - Carlisle

Carlisle College is transforming its estate into a 21st Century facility, with the first phase of this exciting rebuild now open.We're going places so that more people can benefit from local first class learning facilities and get the experience, job or career that they want.Carlisle College offers an extensive range of higher and further education, professional qualifications and community programmes, from access courses to HND's and qualifications from professions such as accounting, management and others specific to industry.

Carlisle Racecourse - Carlisle

Horse racing in the historic border city of Carlisle dates back to at least the 16th Century and each year Carlisle Racecourse holds the Cumberland Plate and Carlisle Bell races, carrying on a tradition which dates back to that era. Amongst it's innumerable 'claims to fame', Carlisle launched the first operational Tote on British racecourses in 1929 and notably Red Rum won at the Carlisle September meeting prior to each of his Grand National wins. Progressive upgrading of the facilities has taken place over the years but none as significant as the construction of a brand new 'state-of-the-art' Jubilee Grandstand which opened in October 2002. Race goers can now enjoy superb horse racing from their own private box or in the luxury of the new County dining room.

Brampton Golf Course

The golf club is situated in a beautiful area of North Cumbria  where you are presented with stunning panoramic views of the Lake District mountains, the North Pennines, Talkin Tarn and the Southern Uplands of  South West Scotland.
The club was founded in 1909 and the course was originally designed by James Braid. Golf World has described Brampton Golf club as ‘The Jewel of Cumbria’ with comments likening the course to a ‘mini Gleneagles’ and the club were also pleased to be rated and featured in Golf Monthly’s 100 Hidden Gems.

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Talkin Tarn

Talkin Tarn nominated for the 2016 ‘Best Place to Visit’ prize at the ‘Carlisle Living’ awards for the second year running after scooping last years award.
Talkin Tarn is a great destination for the whole family. Come and find out why Talkin Tarn really does have something for everyone.

Explore ancient woodlands, easy footpaths, glacial tarns
Enjoy tearoom treats, stunning views, family adventures
Experience fun activities ,peace & tranquillity, unique wildlife
Great for walkers, kids, mountin bikers, water sports including fishing.
Within walking distance from the Blacksmiths arms.

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Walks, Local and The Lake District and Southern Scotland.

Talkin is a post card village just above Talkin Tarn and Brampton Golf Culb set  in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many fantastic walks in the area, so a car is not needed after you arrive. You may also want to visit local attractions such as Hadrians Wall and one of the Forts. we are about 20 minutes from Scotland and about 40 minutes from the Lake Districk. There are many wonderful areas to visit, so why not start your adventure at the Blacksmiths Arms,  Talkin.

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Our Facilities

  • Bar
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cots Available
  • Country Retreat
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Family Room Available
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Freeview
  • Golfcourse (within 2 Miles)
  • Linen And Towels Provided
  • Parking On-site
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic Breaks
  • Vegan Options Available
  • Walking Holidays
  • Wifi