Lake District - Travel Information Guide

Historic Cumbria


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

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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 Crook

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 >>


Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This battle took place on 9 August, 1588 and ended with the failure of the Spanish Armada invasion attempt


This Day in British History

21 March, 1282

Dafydd ap Gruffudd launches revolt

Dafydd is reluctantly joined by his brother Llewelyn. The rebellion signalled Edward I's second invasion of north Wales

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch was married (legally) to Caroline of Brunswick and (secretly) to Maria Fitzherbert


Appleby-in-Westmorland (Self catering)
Witsend, Appleby-in-Westmorland


Witsend is part of a 2000 conversion of a 17th century bank barn, and stands alongside the owner's home within 12 acres of woodland and farmland. The first …
Sleeps 3

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Keswick (Self catering)
Bramble Cottage, Keswick

Bramble Cottage

This mid-terrace cottage is in the village of Thornthwaite near to Braithwaite and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 5

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