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..Bowness on Windermere Information
Bowness-on-Windermere is a thriving holiday town, the largest in the Lake District National Park..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
The village of Cartmel is truly idyllic with a picturesque market square, complete with market cross, water pump and fish slabs, surrounded by a delightful assortment of genuine olde-worlde buildings including inns, shops and private dwellings. Ancient streets wend their way from the square with quiet, flower-filled corners, delightful stream-side walks, hump-backed bridges and cobbled pavements.
Also leading off the village square is the Cartmel Priory Gatehouse, now a Heritage Centre depicting the history of the monastery and the village. The village is also known for the 12th-century Cartmel Priory, with its beautiful stained glass wndows, modern sculptures and ancient choir stalls. There's plenty to explore - and be sure to stop off at one of the traditional pubs and call in at Cartmel Village Shop, on the main square, famous for its sticky toffee pudding.
Cartmel hosts its highly popular steeplechase meetings on the spring and summer bank holidays. The course is one of the smallest and most picturesque in the country. The Holker Garden Festival, at nearby Holker Hall, also takes place during the spring bank holiday.
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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