Category: Local Attractions
Named after the Ancient Kingdom of the Dark Ages, Rheged is one of the largest visitor attraction ever to open in Cumbria. It is an all weather, all year round visitor centre of national importance. Situated in Britain’s largest grass covered building, Rheged’s centrepiece is a six storey high cinema screen, the biggest 3D cinema screen in the northwest. There are a selection of cafes offering fresh food with a distinct Cumbrian flavour made using the best local ingredients. 9 individual shops within Rheged aim to include the best of the region, its activities, crafts people and food producers, and offer a varied collection of gift ideas both from Cumbria and further afield.
For families, there is an indoor and good outdoor play area and a varied programme of really quite good and imaginative children’s events throughout the school holidays from Mad Science to children’s theatre and hands on workshops.