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 PassEnglish 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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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

This king of Mercia built an immense earthwork stretching the length of the current Welsh border



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This Day in British History

22 January, 1552

Lord Protector Somerset executed

Somerset was ousted by the ambitious Earl of Northumberland

Monarch Mayhem

This king lost his baggage in an ill-advised crossing of The Wash



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Kirksanton (Self catering)
Raceside Farm, Kirksanton

Raceside Farm

This delightful, detached cottage is in the small hamlet of Kirksanton, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms.
Sleeps 10

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Santon Bridge (Self catering)
James Court Cottage, Santon Bridge

James Court Cottage

James Court Cottage is a charming end terrace cottage situated in the grounds of the Irton Hall Estate that sleeps four and has two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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