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 Ambleside

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

Sir Francis Drake famously completed his game of what pastime before sailing out to meet the Spanish Armada?



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This Day in British History

29 June, 1613

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down

The fire starts when cannons fired during a performance of 'Henry VIII' light the thatched roof

Monarch Mayhem

This king was deposed by his wife, Isabella of France



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South Lakeland Leisure Village (Self catering)
20 Borwick Heights, South Lakeland Leisure Village

20 Borwick Heights

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

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Pennington (Self catering)
Beck Cottage, Pennington

Beck Cottage

This detached cottage in Pennington sleeps two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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