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

The first Hanoverian monarch of England, he spoke no English and relinquished political control to a Prime Minister, Robert Walpole



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This Day in British History

20 June, 1756

Black Hole of Calcutta

Siraj-ud-Daula takes Calcutta and throws British captives into a small dungeon. 120 of the captives die.

Monarch Mayhem

This king's madness led to a Regency headed by his son, George (and to a popular modern film!)



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Kirkby Thore (Self catering)
Bakers Cottage, Kirkby Thore

Bakers Cottage

This end-terrace cottage is situated in the village of Kirkby Thore near Appleby-in-Westmorland and sleeps three people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 3

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Alston (Self catering)
Wellhope View Cottage, Alston

Wellhope View Cottage

This sympathetically restored, semi-detached barn conversion near Alston in Cumbria sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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