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 Grasmere

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 headmaster of Rugby School popularized 'muscular Christianity', combining sports and learning with a heavy religious focus



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This Day in British History

22 August, 1138

Battle of the Standard

Archbishop Thurlstan of York leads English army behind banners of saints, to defeat Scots under David I

Monarch Mayhem

This king defeated Henry Hotspur at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403



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Bowness-on-Windermere (Self catering)
Apartment 3, Bowness-on-Windermere

Apartment 3

A great little first floor apartment, in a larger traditional Lakeland property in an elevated position, in Bowness-on-Windermere and sleeping two people.
Sleeps 3

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Cartmel (Self catering)
Milkmaid's Parlour, Cartmel

Milkmaid's Parlour

This cottage is located on the edge of the Lake District village of Cartmel and can sleep two people.
Sleeps 2

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