Lake District countryside attractions

Out and about in the Lake District

The Lake District National Park
Visitor information and major attractions

Lakes of the Lake District
The major lakes of the National Park region and what to see and do

Waterfalls
The Lake District is blessed with a number of spectacular waterfalls, and many of them are fairly easy to access.

St Bees Head Heritage Coast
St. Bees is the only heritage coast between Anglesey and the Scottish border, indeed, it is the only sea cliff in all that area. The cliffs are dramatic, composed of striking red sandstone some 300 feet high, and affording excellent views north to Scotland and across to the Isle of Man.











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English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass

Enjoy unlimited FREE entry to over 100 historic sites including castles, abbeys, Roman ruins and prehistoric monuments. Choose from 9 or 16 consecutive day passes.

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The best way to get around London! A pay-as-you-go smartcard for use on all London Transport, from the Underground to buses. Pre-order for your trip from the British Tourist Authority.

National Trust

National Trust membership

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

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

What took place on 15 June 1215?



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This Day in British History

26 May, 1676

Fire of Southwark

Ten years after the devastating Great Fire of London, this blaze sweeps along the south bank of the Thames, burning 625 houses

Monarch Mayhem

This king was held responsible for the death of Archbishop Thomas Becket



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Great Urswick (Self catering)
Woodlands, Great Urswick

Woodlands

This superb. semi-detached cottage in Great Urswick, Cumbria, sleeps five people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 5

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

Blacksmith Cottage

This terraced cottage in the centre of Appleby-in-Westmorland sleeps three people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 3

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