Lake District - Travel Information Guide

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Find historic places to visit and stay in Cumbria and the Lake District.

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Glenridding, Ullswater

Lake District photo tour
There are so many fabulous scenic spots throughout the National Park. Here are some of our favourite images of places to see throughout the region. Get inspired!

Lake District National Park
Stone walls at Birker Fell

Going walking in the Lake District?
You'll need OS maps

Honestly, don't even be tempted to go walking without them, even on well-travelled routes!

Editor's picks - Top 5 reasons to visit the Lake District
Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere 1. Eerie Castlerigg stone circle
2. Sunset over Lake Windermere
3. Fell walking just about anywhere
4. Dove Cottage - but mind the crowds
5. Taking the steam gondola ride on Coniston Water


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Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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Featured Historic Hotel
17th Century Orton Hall Ravenstonedale

17th Century Orton Hall

Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This Protestant martyr was burned at the stake at Smithfield in 1546



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This Day in British History

19 October, 1216

Death of King John

The unlamented John died at Newark, and was buried at Worcester Cathedral, the only king to lie there

Monarch Mayhem

Whose heir was lost at sea in the wreck of the 'White Ship'?



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Milton (Self catering)
The Dairy , Milton

The Dairy

This semi detached cottage is on a working livestock farm in the rural hamlet of Milton, close to the town of Brampton in the Lake District and sleeps four people …
Sleeps 4

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Torver (Self catering)
Yew Tree Cottage, Torver

Yew Tree Cottage

This barn conversion cottage is located close to Torver in the Lake District and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 2

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