Within Cumbria lies England’s largest national park – the Lake District – with over 16 lakes, numerous waterfalls and 885 square miles of stunning scenery to explore. Cumbria is home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike and the longest lake, Windermere, we have something for all abilities young and old to marvel at and enjoy. From the vibrant city of Carlisle, the gateway to Hadrian’s Wall, rich in culture and a wealth of historic attractions such as Carlisle Castle, Tullie House museum and numerous shops and restaurants to sample in the city itself. To the towns and villages tucked away in the valleys of The Lake District and their stunning surroundings, the miles of lakeshore to skim a stone from or explore by boat.
If a gentle walk within the Adventure Capital of the UK is not enough then a challenging hike on the fells or a cycle through the forests or mountains may tempt you. The Lake District and Cumbria visitors are spoilt for choice as this truly is an area with something for everyone from extreme sports enthusiasts to sightseers taking in the fantastic views.
A host of award winning attractions can easily occupy any rainy day from Walby Farm Park in the North to Ullswater Steamer cruise’s on England’s most beautiful lake, the Famous World of Beatrix which attracts visitors from across the globe, down to Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in the South to enjoy a leisurely journey by steam train.
Be inspired by William Wordsworth who ‘wander’d lonely as cloud’ over the ‘vales and hills’, enter the World’s Original Marmalade Festival, visit an open garden, stately homes, excite your taste buds at the Food Festival, dance along with Keswick Jazz Festival or sit round the main ring at one of the numerous agricultural shows and see others perform.
Cumbria and The Lake District cannot be summed in a just a few words so come and see for yourself, this area will take your breath away and stay in your heart forever.
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Within Cumbria lies England’s largest national park – the Lake District – with over 16 lakes, numerous waterfalls and 885 square miles of stunning scenery to explore.