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..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
Hawkshead has flourished since its beginnings as a medieval market town. Today, with its car-free village centre, it's the perfect place for the visitor to experience the 'real' Lake District. The cobbled streets, squares and courtyards and the beautiful whitewashed cottages, topped with local Lakeland slate, give this little place a magical feel.
The village is steeped in history and heritage, from the ruins of Hawkshead Hall (built by medieval monks) and the 15th-century St Michael's parish church and court house, to later buildings such as the grammar school (1855) which the poet William Wordsworth attended. There is also a Beatrix Potter gallery - Hawkshead is only 3.2 km from Hill Top at Near Sawrey where the author wrote many of her books. Keen shoppers will find a range of goods for sale, from souvenirs to climbing and walking paraphernalia.
The surrounding scenery is some of the finest in the Lake District with Grizedale Forest to the south, Lake Windermere to the east and Lake Coniston to the west, as well as the fine moorland encircling much of the area around Hawkshead.
For all its current peaceful nature, Northumberland has a turbulent past evidenced by its flush of..Liverpool Information
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