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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Featured Historic Hotel
17th Century Orton Hall Windermere

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 Scottish lord of Badenoch was murdered by Robert the Bruce in 1306



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This Day in British History

17 January, 1775

Sheridan's The Rivals first peformed

Perhaps the best known work by the most famous playwright of his age was performed at Covent Garden

Monarch Mayhem

The protoypical 'wicked uncle', this king was popularly blamed for murdering Edward V



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National Trust

National Trust membership

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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Bowness-on-Windermere (Self catering)
Beck Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere

Beck Cottage

This detached cottage is situated in Bowness-on-Windermere and sleeps five people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 5

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Bolton Low Houses (Self catering)
Hayloft Cottage, Bolton Low Houses

Hayloft Cottage

This quality, end-terrace cottage near Wigton, Cumbria sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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