Experience Alpaca walking in the Lake District when you visit Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa. Take a delightful two minute walk across the Deer Park or a short drive to the Wildlife Park and meet our keeper, who will introduce you to our alpaca brothers Buzz, Hugo, Hector and Herbie.
Alpacas are friendly and inquisitive animals and just like us they enjoy fresh air and exercise. Get a chance to learn their individual personalities by leading your own alpaca on a walk around Armathwaite Hall Estate, taking in the stunning backdrop of the Lake District mountains. A camera is essential!
Alpacas are gentle, extremely cute creatures that originated in South America and were first domesticated over 6,000 years ago. They were first brought to the UK in zoos, although Queen Victoria owned two alpacas of her own. Their fur is a popular fibre for clothing, so demand for alpacas soared in the UK and now there are hundreds up and down the country.
Alpacas are very intuitive animals, and have even been used as therapy animals in Australia. They emit a distinct humming noise when they are curious or content, so expect to hear their hum when out on a walk!