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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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 Watermillock

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 battle took place on 9 August, 1588 and ended with the failure of the Spanish Armada invasion attempt



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This Day in British History

21 May, 1471

Henry VI killed at Tower of London

Henry's murder neatly coincided with the triumphant arrival in London of Edward of York (soon to become Edward IV)

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch came to the throne at the age of 18



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Preston Patrick (Self catering)
Etland House, Preston Patrick

Etland House

With six bedrooms set over three floors, sleeping up to thirteen people, this character property in the quiet hamlet of Preston Patrick makes a wonderful family base.
Sleeps 13

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South Lakeland Leisure Village (Self catering)
20 Borwick Heights, South Lakeland Leisure Village

20 Borwick Heights

This welcoming, detached lodge on the South Lakeland Leisure Village in Carnforth sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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