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 Bassenthwaite

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

Who rebuilt St Paul's Cathedral after the Great Fire of London?



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This Day in British History

21 August, 1867

Workshop Hours Act

Act aims to provide better hours and working conditions for women and children

Monarch Mayhem

A devout Catholic, this monarch married Philip of Spain



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Appleby-in-Westmorland (Self catering)
Cross Fell View, Appleby-in-Westmorland

Cross Fell View

This mid-terrace cottage is close to the village of Dufton near to Appleby-in-Westmorland and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Keswick (Self catering)
Bramble Cottage, Keswick

Bramble Cottage

This mid-terrace cottage is in the village of Thornthwaite near to Braithwaite and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 5

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