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Thornthwaite Galleries in the village sells Cumbrian crafts and fine arts, with many local artists' exhibits. The galleries are located in a converted eighteenth century Cumbrian bank barn. There is also the teashop, offering light refreshments.
The village church of St Marys, situated at the end of a quiet country lane, was built in the eighteenth century and restored in the nineteenth. To the north of the village is Barf Fell where a white painted rock is referred to as the bishop of barf.
Whinlatter Forest Park is adjacent to the village and is England's only true Mountain Forest. From May to September visitors can see wild Bassenthwaite Ospreys raise their young, either at the lake or via video link to the Forest Park Visitor Centre.