At the heart of the Lake District and just a mile away from the lake of the same name, the Lakeland..Keswick Information
Famous as a centre for walking since the reign of Queen Victoria, Keswick is right in the heart of..Grasmere Information
Grasmere is perhaps best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The..Ambleside Information
Ambleside, one of the jewels of the Lakes, is set in the centre of the Lake District at the head of..Kirkby Lonsdale Information
Kirkby Lonsdale is in the beautiful valley of the River Lune on the fringes of both the Lake..Kirkby Stephen Information
The historic town of Kirkby Stephen has many excellent facilities to offer its visitors, including..Carlisle Information
Carlisle is a city of vital strategic importance. Its magnificent castle, founded in 1092 by..Coniston Information
Until the copper mines were revitalised around 1859, Coniston was a scattered rural community. Its..Borrowdale Information
From above the shores of Derwentwater, Borrowdale presents an impressive picture - high peaks..Dent Information
The charming village of Dent is set in the beautiful and secluded valley of Dentdale. It retains a..Ravenglass Information
Ravenglass, on the Lake District coast, is a pretty village with lots of leisure craft in its..Appleby Information
Appleby is one of the most picturesque market towns in northern England. It is renowned for its..Cartmel Information
The village of Cartmel is truly idyllic with a picturesque market square, complete with market..Hawkshead Information
Hawkshead has flourished since its beginnings as a medieval market town. Today, with its car-free..Brampton Information
The pretty town of Bramptonisideally situated for exploring the north Cumbrian countryside. In..Eskdale Information
Eskdale is an inspiring Lake District valley of mountain, crags, river and forest with England's..Cockermouth Information
This town of just 7,000 inhabitants has so much to offer the visitor. Starting at the west end of..Grange-over-Sands Information
Genteel Grange-over-Sands is an excellent example of a prosperous, Edwardian seaside resort...See all locations in Cumbria The Lake District
Bowness-on-Windermere is a thriving holiday town, the largest in the Lake District National Park, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. This dynamic town boasts hundreds of shops, eating and drinking establishments and many fine cultural and historical attractions.
The views from Bowness out across the lake and up to the mountains are some of the finest in the Lake District. The range of activities and things to do is almost endless. From golf, walking and horse riding to water skiing and sailing or if you want to take things at a slower pace there are many visitor attractions to browse around.
The fine 15th-century church of St. Martin's is picturesquely set back from the road by a lovely approach festooned with trees and plants.
The lakeside town is popular with all ages, with a bustling focus on the lakeshore at Bowness Bay. Many kinds of lake excursions can be made from here, from the hiring of wooden rowing boats to sailing on the 'steamer' taking visitors further out across England's longest lake (almost 11 miles long). Elsewhere in Bowness visit the Steamboat Museum and The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction and the many boating and aquatic attractions.
For all its current peaceful nature, Northumberland has a turbulent past evidenced by its flush of..Liverpool Information
Liverpool - discover a city of culture Learn everything about Liverpool from its historic landmarks..See all locations in England's North Country
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