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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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 war between England and Spain was ostensibly fought over Spanish mistreatment of an English sailor



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This Day in British History

21 May, 1471

Henry VI killed at Tower of London

Henry's murder neatly coincided with the triumphant arrival in London of Edward of York (soon to become Edward IV)

Monarch Mayhem

How many wives did Henry VIII have?



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Backbarrow (Self catering)
Whiteholme Cottage, Backbarrow

Whiteholme Cottage

Able to sleep four people in two rooms – one double and one with adult bunks – this is a great property for a family looking to explore the beauty …
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Greenodd (Self catering)
Sea View, Greenodd

Sea View

With its accommodation for up to five people set over three floors, this characterful property has been sympathetically restored to retain much of its original charm.
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