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 Keswick

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 national celebration marked the centenery of the 1851 Great Exhibition



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This Day in British History

23 February, 1421

Catherine of France crowned Queen of England

Catherine's husband, Henry V, would die a year later

Monarch Mayhem

This child king came to throne at the age of 12, but probably died in the Tower of London two years later



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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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Ulverston (Self catering)
Primrose Cottage, Ulverston

Primrose Cottage

This superb mid-terrace cottage is one of four properties situated near the village of Baycliff, six miles from Ulverston on the Furness Peninsula in Cumbria and can sleep four people …
Sleeps 4

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Sedbergh (Self catering)
Spout Cottage, Sedbergh

Spout Cottage

This superb stone-built cottage is located in the hamlet of Dowbiggin, near Sedbergh and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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