Lake District countryside attractions

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Out and about in the Lake District

The Lake District National Park
Visitor information and major attractions

Lakes of the Lake District
The major lakes of the National Park region and what to see and do

The Lake District is blessed with a number of spectacular waterfalls, and many of them are fairly easy to access.

St Bees Head Heritage Coast
St. Bees is the only heritage coast between Anglesey and the Scottish border, indeed, it is the only sea cliff in all that area. The cliffs are dramatic, composed of striking red sandstone some 300 feet high, and affording excellent views north to Scotland and across to the Isle of Man.

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17th Century Orton Hall

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 outside York saw the triumph of Harold Hardrada of Norway over Edwin and Morcar, Earls of Mercia and Northumbria respectively


This Day in British History

25 October, 1154

Death of King Stephen

Stephen is succeeded by Henry Plantagenet, son of Empress Matilda (Queen Maud)

Monarch Mayhem

This queen was executed after a long imprisonment by order of Elizabeth I


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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Brampton (Self catering)
Cottage No 6, Brampton

Cottage No 6

A real taste of country living on a hill farm where you can walk straight out of the door and up the fells. Harriet, the owner, will cook meals …
Sleeps 2

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Coniston (Self catering)
Bridge End, Coniston

Bridge End

This superb, end-terrace cottage is set alongside Church Beck in the heart of the village of Coniston in the beautiful Lake District National Park and can sleep five people in …
Sleeps 5

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