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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 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 Grange-over-Sands

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 politician is generally regarded as the first Prime Minister



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This Day in British History

22 October, 1877

Blantyre mining disaster

The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.

Monarch Mayhem

This king lost the throne, and his life, at the Battle of Bosworth



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Torver (Self catering)
Saddleback, Torver

Saddleback

This beautiful ground floor apartment in Torver sleeps two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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Appleby-in-Westmorland (Self catering)
Holly Cottage - Appleby, Appleby-in-Westmorland

Holly Cottage - Appleby

This particularly cosy cottage offers sleeping accommodation in two bedrooms, one double and one twin (3' bunk beds, suitable for adults), and accommodates 2 to 4 people. The kitchen is …
Sleeps 4

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