[A]s part of the national Heritage Open Days, Derwentwater Independent Hostel (Barrow House) will be hosting free tours of the house and grounds from 12.30 to 4.30pm on Sunday 11th September. Activities for children will also be available.
Barrow House is a Georgian mansion that was built for Joseph Pocklington in 1787. He also used gunpowder to deepen the waterfall which cascades through the grounds! Guided tours of the house will be running throughout the afternoon and there will be tours of the grounds (approximately 30 minutes long and some uneven ground) at 1pm and 3pm.
There will also be a range of photos and documents on display, relating to the long history of the house. Earlier this year the daughter of one of the Barrow House parlour maids from the late 1920s provided some more information about the house in that time, and copies of those documents will be on display.
Refreshments will be available for a small charge.
More information about the house and the open day can be found on the website www.derwentwater.org and https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/derwentwater-independent-hostel-barrow-house or by ringing 017687 77246.