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..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..See all locations in Cumbria The Lake District
Genteel Grange-over-Sands is an excellent example of a prosperous, Edwardian seaside resort. Steeped in elegance and charm, this is the perfect place to indulge in a very English pastime - a leisurely stroll along the fine promenade, a walk in the Ornamental Gardens and afternoon tea in one of the many fine cafes.
Looking over Morecambe Bay's sands to the south, the town is more sheltered than much of the Lake District. Once an important headquarters for the walk across the tidal sands from Hest Bank to Lancaster, the crossing is now a tourist attraction rather than a necessary travelling shortcut. Now, as then, a guide is required to cross the sands as the tide changes swiftly, and there are many areas of quicksand.
To enhance Grange for seaside worshippers, a mile-long promenade, stretching from Blawith Point to the Victorian railway station, was built in 1904. Next to it are the Ornamental Gardens with rare trees and plants. Waterfowl enjoy the artificial lakes.
Specialist shops abound. Higginsons, a butcher shop, won a "best butchers in Britain" award. There is a large range of eating establishments where local specialties such as Cumberland sausage, Holker venison, Morecambe Bay shrimps, and Flookburgh flukes are on offer.
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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