Lake District - Travel Information Guide

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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 Wigton

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 ransom was first paid during the reign of Aethelred the Unready to prevent Danish attack



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This Day in British History

29 March, 1461

Battle of Towton

In the bloodiest battle on English soil, Edward of York defeats a Lancastrian army, forcing Henry VI to flee to Scotland

Monarch Mayhem

The third son of George III, he ruled after his elder brother died in 1830



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Hawkshead (Self catering)
Hilltop, Hawkshead

Hilltop

A quaint cottage set amongst woodland on the Graythwaite Estate near Hawkshead in Cumbria, sleeping four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Windermere (Self catering)
Bluebell Brook, Windermere

Bluebell Brook

This terraced cottage is in Windermere in the Lake District and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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