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The Lake District

The Lake District is England's biggest National Park and is situated entirely within Cumbria. This vast area is made up mountains or fells and deep valleys and beautiful lakes.



This picturesque lake sits in the borough of Borough of Allerdale and contains several islands one of which is inhabited and partly owned by the National Trust. Derwent Island House is opened to the public five days a year

Scafell Pike

The highest point is the famous Scafell Pike which is also the tallest mountain in England measuring 3,209 feet, Scafell Pike also forms one of the National Three Peaks Challenge.

Beatrix Potter

The Lake district has long been associated with the famous children's author Beatrix Potter who lived at Sawrey near Ambleside. Today her pretty home is owned by the National Trust and is open to visitors.


Windermere Lake

Formed by melting glaciers after the last ice age Windermere Lake contains 18 islands and is over 11 miles long. Windermere is a popular location for water sport enthusiasts, walkers and tourists. There are several heritage steam railways and steamer boats perfect for sightseeing and exploring this wonderful stretch of water.


This thriving historic market town famous for its mint cake is situated on the southern edge of the Lake District and is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Coniston Water

The third largest lake in England, Coniston is five miles long and half a mile wide. Coniston if famous for being the scene of many attempts on the world water speed record.

Things To Do In Cumbria

Things to do in Cumbria

Find activities, attractions and fantastic days out in our guide to Tourist attractions in Cumbria.

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