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..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..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
Until the copper mines were revitalised around 1859, Coniston was a scattered rural community. Its best known feature is The Old Man of Coniston, a spectacular mountain which rises dramatically behind the houses when seen from the village centre. Today the village is a good base for walkers and climbers, and those wanting to investigate the Tilberthwaite Slate quarries.
For the last 30 years of his life, Victorian artist, poet, critic and philosopher John Ruskin lived at Brantwood, just across the lake. And it was on Coniston Water that Donald Campbell's famous attempt to break the world water speed record in 1967 ended in tragedy. Visitors can take a trip out on the public launches, which call at Brantwood.
The Monk Coniston estate, owned by the writer Beatrix Potter and bequeathed to the National Trust on her death, stretches from Coniston to Skelwith Bridge, and includes the famous beauty spot, Tarn Hows.
The Black Bull Inn, a 400-year-old coaching inn at the foot of the Old Man of Coniston, is home to the Coniston Brewing Company, makers of Bluebird Bitter, voted the Campaign for Real Ale's Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 1998.
For all its current peaceful nature, Northumberland has a turbulent past evidenced by its flush of..Liverpool Information
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