A RE-BRANDED Cumbrian visitor attraction is one of the many places throwing open its doors for the first time since lockdown today.

The Hive at Nenthead, which used to be the village's arts and visitor centre, will be welcoming visitors for the first time today.

A new menu in its cafe awaits visitors, as well as a new exhibition featuring work from four well-known local artists, running until August 2.

Sandra Mackenzie, chairwoman of Nenthead Chapel Enterprise Limited, said: “We’re thrilled to be re-opening and looking forward to welcoming people for both the exhibition and for our new menu.

“We’ve spent a lot of time and effort ensuring we are fully compliant with all the new health and safety requirements and will be a safe and welcoming venue for people to enjoy as lockdown eases.”

The Hive, housed in a former Wesleyan Methodist Church, opened last year after receiving a £1.7m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.