Lake District - Travel Information Guide

Historic Cumbria

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!

The Best Views in the Lake District - new!

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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Britain Express Canvas Prints

Stunning UK prints for sale by award-winning photographer David Ross, editor of Britain Express, the UK Travel and Heritage Guide.


National Trust

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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
Glenridding House Hotel Ullswater

Glenridding House Hotel

AA five gold star 2014 2015 2016 2017 and 2018. An unsurpassed unique lakeshore setting Listed building fully restored and opened since Spring 2014. Located in the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE … more >>


Passionate about British Heritage!