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 Cockermouth

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 Celtic saint began his career as a simple shepherd boy. He entred the monastery of Melrose in 651 and in 664 became prior of Lindisfarne



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This Day in British History

21 June, 1377

Death of Edward III

Edward is succeeded by his grandson, Richard, son of the Black Prince

Monarch Mayhem

This king's son and heir was dubbed The Black Prince



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Allithwaite (Self catering)
Summer Cottage, Allithwaite

Summer Cottage

This end terraced cottage is located in the village of Allithwaite near Grange-over-Sands and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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Gilsland (Self catering)
Bibra, Gilsland

Bibra

This single-storey cottage is on the fringes of Gilsland, straddling Northumberland and Cumbria, and can sleep 2 people in its one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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