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  • Ambleside

    Ambleside

    Ambleside is an ideal centre from which to explore the Lake District. Situated on the shore of the northern tip of Lake Windermere, the largest…

  • Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Appleby-in-Westmorland

    The idyllic and charming quintessential market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is nestled within the beautiful Eden Valley. Furthermore, its…

  • Barrow in Furness

    Barrow in Furness

    The Furness peninsula was originally in the Lancashire portion of the Lake District. It juts out into Morecambe Bay and contains the large industrial…

  • Bowness on Windermere

    Bowness on Windermere

    The bay, in which Bowness is situated, commands one of the prettiest views of Lake Windermere. It has a lovely promenade along the shores of…

  • Carlisle

    Carlisle

    Carlisle lies on the very edge of the Lake District and is England’s most northerly city today. This has not always been the case as there…

  • Cartmel

    Cartmel

    The village of Cartmel is best known for its great priory church. Cartmel Priory was originally an Augustinian established founded during the…

  • Cockermouth

    Cockermouth

    Cockermouth stands at the meeting place of the River Derwent and the River Cocker. This interesting market town is a great centre from which…

  • Coniston

    Coniston

    At the foot of Coniston Old Man, the 2635 feet high fell classified as the seventh highest mountain in England, lies the charming village of…

  • Egremont

    Egremont

    Egremont is located near the foot of Uldale Valley and Dent Fell, the town’s layout has remained little changed in almost 1000 years of…

  • Grange-over-Sands

    Grange-over-Sands

    Grange-over-Sands is one of the loveliest spots on this stretch of Irish Sea coastline and lies within several miles of Lake Windermere. It…

  • Hawkshead

    Hawkshead

    Hawkshead is a picturesque old village on Esthwaite Water, set midway between Ambleside and Coniston. William Wordsworth lodged in the village…

  • Kendal

    Kendal

    Kendal is one of the main gateways to the Lake District. It is situated in the valley of the River Kent and surrounded by hills. This was once…

  • Keswick

    Keswick

    If there is one centre around which the Lake District revolves, this is Keswick. It is within easy reach of most other places in the area and…

  • Kirkby Stephen

    Kirkby Stephen

    Kirkby Stephen lies at the head of the River Eden which meanders along its Market Street, and is the highest town on this particular waterway.…

  • Maryport

    Maryport

    Located on the Cumbrian coast to the north of the Lake District is Maryport. The southernmost town on the Solway Firth and its origins date…

  • Penrith

    Penrith

    The second gateway to the Lakes, after Kendal, Penrith, is the entrance from the north and an ideal place from which to explore the more northerly…

  • Ulverston

    Ulverston

    Ulverston is a town on the Furness peninsula, on the edge of the Lake District. The name of the town is said to be derived from that of Ulph,…

  • Whitehaven

    Whitehaven

    Whitehaven is situated on the west coast of Cumbria. In the mid 18th Century Whitehaven was the third largest port in Britain, after London…

  • Windermere

    Windermere

    One of the most wonderful sights of my life was approaching Windermere early one morning, when the lake was shrouded in mist and the islands…

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