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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National Trust membership

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 Seascale

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

Canute and his Danes defeated British forces under Edmund Ironside on 18 October, 1016



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This Day in British History

25 May, 1659

Richard Cromwell resigns

Oliver Cromwell's son and heir paves the way for Restoration of the Monarchy

Monarch Mayhem

This king was killed while a prisoner at the Tower of London in 1471



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White Cross Bay (Self catering)
20 Thirlmere, White Cross Bay

20 Thirlmere

This single-storey lodge near Lake Windermere sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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South Lakeland Leisure Village (Self catering)
Lake Vista Lodge, South Lakeland Leisure Village

Lake Vista Lodge

This lovely detached lodge in the South Lakeland Leisure Village, near Carnforth sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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