Lake District - Travel Information Guide

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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!

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 Windermere

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 Christian missionery served as the first Archbishop of Canterbury



 Clue

This Day in British History

16 December, 1431

Henry VI crowned King of France

The coronation in Paris is led by Cardinal Beaufort. The expense of this second coronation causes a financial crisis

Monarch Mayhem

This king was killed while a prisoner at the Tower of London in 1471



 Clue




Brampton (Self catering)
Cottage No 3, Brampton

Cottage No 3

A real taste of country living on a hill farm where you can walk straight out of the door and up the fells. Harriet, the owner, will cook meals …
Sleeps 4

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Pennington (Self catering)
Beck Cottage, Pennington

Beck Cottage

This detached cottage in Pennington sleeps two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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