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 Cartmel

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 decisive battle in 1265 effectively ended the 2nd Baron's War



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This Day in British History

16 December, 1431

Henry VI crowned King of France

The coronation in Paris is led by Cardinal Beaufort. The expense of this second coronation causes a financial crisis

Monarch Mayhem

This king lost his baggage in an ill-advised crossing of The Wash



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Wigton (Self catering)
Piggery Cottage, Wigton

Piggery Cottage

This semi-detached barn conversion is located near to Wigton in Cumbria and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Appleby-in-Westmorland (Self catering)
Holly Lodge, Appleby-in-Westmorland

Holly Lodge

This cottage is located on the edge of the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland and can sleep seven people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 7

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