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Allithwaite, Cumbria

Allithwaite is a small village situated a couple of miles inland from the favoured resort of Grange-over-Sands. It is also within easy reach of Cartmel with its racecourse and old priory...

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Alston, Cumbria

At a height of over 1,000 feet in the far reaches of the Pennines, this is one of England's highest market towns. Alston is a lively bustling place of steeply rising narrow.....

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Ambleside, Cumbria

Ambleside, meaning "Shieling" or summer pasture by the riverbank, lies next to the northern shore of Lake Windermere. A busy victorian town ideal as a base when visiting the Lake District..

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Appleby, is situated in the valley of the River Eden near to Hoff Beck, stunningly beautiful, it is an ideal centre for both walking and touring...

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Arnside, Cumbria

This pretty village has all the ingredients of an old style fishing village with a delightful mix-match of charming properties rising up from a beach of firm golden sand littered with colourful sailing boats...

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Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Barrow-in-Furnace is defined by three things, the glorious red Sandstone ruins of Furnace Abbey, founded by King Steven in 1132, its beautiful sea and coastline where visitors thrill to the exciting sight of tall ships competing in the Tall Ship's Festival, and the magical views of Lakeland's distant towering peaks...

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Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

This is the most northerly of all the lakes, it resembles beaten silver nestling between the sun dappled heights of soaring fells and mountains. Almost at its shores are Barf,.....

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Boot, Cumbria

Boot is one of Lakeland's precious jewels, a charming stone village surrounded by towering scenery which includes two of the regions most scenic waterfalls, the Dalegarth Force and Birker Force...

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Borrowdale, Cumbria

There is little doubt that Borrowdale possess some of the most unforgettable of all in the vast landscape of The Lake District National Park...

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Borwick, Cumbria

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Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

This is the principal resort on Lake Windermere, it is a town crammed with quaint narrow streets jammed full of summer tourists which sprawls along the shores of the lake somewhere between Waterhead and Lakeside...

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Brampton, Cumbria

One of the loveliest features of Brampton is its octagonal Moot Hall, built by the Earl of Lancaster in 1817...

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Broughton Mills, Cumbria

It offers a panorama of superb views in all directions, and is certainly one of the most magnificent walking areas close to the western fringe of the Lake District National Park...

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Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria

This attractive little place can boast of once being an important market town with a history stretching back to around the 15th and 16th centuries...

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Buttermere, Cumbria

Even when swirling mist rolls in over the stark fells surrounding Buttermere, the little hamlet remains serene in its simplicity and beauty...

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Caldbeck, Cumbria

An old brewery stands beside the Caldbeck - a tribute to the cold clear waters which gave the village its name. Caldbeck, which means 'cold stream' in Old Norse, grew up where.....

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Carlisle, Cumbria

For over 1700 years this town occupied an important position on the Scottish-English border, few town's have experienced such turbulent times, but strangely Carlisle has little.....

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Cartmel, Cumbria

Cartmel's village square is surrounded by old shops, pubs and a 14th century gatehouse owned by the National Trust...

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Castlerigg, Cumbria

Castlerigg is a favoured destination for tourists, it is easily accessible from the market town of Keswick and is within easy reach of the snaking waters of the pretty River Greta, picturesque becks and fells...

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