This delightful Elizabethan country house near Ulverston is known as the 'Cradle of Quakerism'. A superb 30-minute audio tour tells the stories of the characters involved in creating the first Quaker headquarters and of the building's evolution. Six rooms, presented as they would have appeared in the seventeenth century, are open to the public. Take a stroll through the beautiful grounds and lawned gardens, which feature a wildflower meadow. The atmosphere is one of tranquility and seclusion. Refreshments are available and parking is free. Staff are friendly and enthusiastic. Swarthmoor Hall has a busy programme of activities and events between March and November. There is budget accommodation, too. Well worth visiting if you are in the vicinity of Furness.