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Lakeland Miniature Village & Oriental Garden

Winder Lane | The Coach House, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE, England
+44 15395 58500
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A hidden gem

We visited recently and I had expected a twee miniature village. But I was pleasantly surprised to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jenny61160
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
An amazing miniature village

Easy to miss, as basically it is in the owner's back garden, there are a couple of buildings in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Akbrad
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Bury, United Kingdom
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A fascinating insight to the buildings of Lakeland's yesteryear. Buildings made from local Coniston slate. Houses, farms and barns create the Lakeland landscape. These miniature buildings depict Cumbrian houses and farms including classics such as Hill Top ,the home of Beatrix Potter, the Bridge House at Ambleside. Also a slate bridge 50 feet long. All the buildings are lovingly hand crafted by Edward Robinson. No machinery is used at all -only hand tools.Also the Oriental Building, which is a display area over looks the Oriental Garden. There are water features throughout the miniature village. The model village has been growing over the last 24 years, but it will be a few years before it is completed. Visiting Times.1st March- 31st October.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“hard work” (15 reviews)
“little gem” (7 reviews)
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Winder Lane | The Coach House, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE, England
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+44 15395 58500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited recently and I had expected a twee miniature village. But I was pleasantly surprised to be proved wrong! Amazing attention to detail- perfect replicas of Cumbrian cottages and other buildings.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to miss, as basically it is in the owner's back garden, there are a couple of buildings in the front garden but these are nothing compared to the amazing landscape of the village at the back. The miniature buildings are beautiful and a good...More

Thank Akbrad
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

This hidden away attraction is well worth hunting out. There must be a hundred slate built models of local buildings.

1  Thank 589Richard
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

It's not that big, probably only a 30 minute visit. But you will be impressed by the work the owners have put in to create the exhibits. A number of notable lake-land buildings have been made in miniature together with examples of a number of...More

1  Thank selbysmith
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Walked up to the garden & village from Lakeland Holiday Park, took about 25 minutes but was worth it. Very creative miniatures, witty information and a quiz to answer as you walked round, this kept our 11 year old very occupied. Our 6 year old...More

Thank TB2016Reviewer
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We all really enjoyed visiting the minature village. Absolutely beautiful place which shows all of the hard work which the gentleman has spent over the last 26 years doing. Its intricate and wonderful just minature real homes....a must visit place.

Thank kate d
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This little village was fabulous the work and skill that went into this is amazing. Cost £4 for adults it took only 20 - 30 mins to go around but the detail in each of model buildings was great one problem was the signpost was...More

Thank Ian P
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Its impressive in that the owners have devoted many hundreds of hours to create and maintain this village. Itsvworth a visit, but won't take more than an hour to go round it. There is a bit of maintenance required, but to be fair it was...More

1  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

just awesome amount of work gone into this miniature village...we visit every time were in cartmel,.you must visit when in the area you wont be disappointed

Thank Lesley A
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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

Would definitely recommend a wee visit to the gardens and miniature village. The owners are lovely and went out of their way to help.

1  Thank anniek35
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David B
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Kathleen R | Property representative |
£4 Adults each £3.50 Concessions each Children £2.00 each from the age of 5- 16 years.
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Brendan C
October 11, 2015|
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Response from Kathleen R | Property representative |
We are closed from 31st October 2015 until March1st 2016. We actually live on the premises,if you would like to phone us when you are in the area and if we are at home.I would let you in. Thank you Kathleen... More
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avid1965
August 11, 2015|
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Response from Kathleen R | Property representative |
Hello, yes dogs are allowed.We are dog lovers and have one of our own a Jack Russell called Jake who you will meet when you arrive. Thank you Regards Kathleen Robinson
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