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Kirkby Lonsdale is in the beautiful valley of the River Lune on the fringes of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. A national winner of 'Britain in Bloom', the town has an excellent range of speciality shops.
Grange-over-Sands is Lakeland's Riviera. Cradled between the hills and the sea it has one of the mildest climates in the North of England. Last year the town was listed 2nd in a list of top ten seaside towns.
At the heart of the Lake District and just a mile away from the lake of the same name, the Lakeland town of Windermere offers a multitude of charming shops, pubs and restaurants to relax away the day and offers fantastic views of the fells.
Whitehaven is a must for the discerning visitor. Once one of the busiest ports in England, its businesses were major players in the rum and ship building market. The Beacon visitor attraction let's you into the town's best kept secrets.
Cumbria, CA17 4QN
The historic town of Kirkby Stephen has many excellent facilities to offer its visitors, including a large range of accommodation, places to eat, fascinating antiques and curio shops. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking.
Aspatria, Cumbria, CA5 3HB
Aspatria is a small town in the North West of Cumbria, situated within the area known as the Western Lake District between Maryport and Wigton.
Dalton is mentioned in the Doomsday Book as Daltune, the ancient settlement of Dalton, was, in medieval times, the capital of Furness. Dalton has now become home to exotic species from across the world at South Lakes Wild Animal Park.
- Rail station: Dalton (0 mile)
- Parking: free
Melvyn Bragg is Wigton's most famous son. He grew up in the Blackamoor pub where you can still enjoy a pint and the crack, local chat. Enjoy your drink after exploring the town - there are lots of interesting features to discover.
One of the most picturesque market towns in Northern England, Appleby is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and local craft and speciality shops.
Keswick retains the attractive appearance of a traditional small market town, the weekly stalls still set around the Moot market hall which dominates the town centre. Despite its small size, Keswick contains a variety of shops.
- Rail station: Penrith (18 miles)
Town Hall, Queen Street, LA12 7AR, LA12 7AR
This quirky market town, renowned for its year round programme of colourful festivals, has many claims to fame, including being the birthplace of Stan Laurel and home of the world famous Laurel and Hardy Museum.
- Rail station: Ulverston (0 mile)
- Parking: free
Situated on the shores of lake Windermere, the bustling town of Bowness on the shores of Lake Windermere, offers a great variety of visitor attractions, accommodation and shops.
The town's old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street and are peppered with quaint antique and speciality shops. You will also find a number of high street stores in the main pedestrianised shopping area.
- Rail station: Kendal (1 mile)
- Parking: free
Carlisle, CA3 8JW
Carlisle has a wealth of history and heritage, the Castle was founded in 1092, Hadrian's Wall bulit around AD122 to name a few. Explore the fantastic shopping and the surrounding spectacular countryside.
Workington is an ancient market and industrial town at the mouth of the River Derwent. Some parts of the town north of the River Derwent date back to Roman times. As well as the new shopping centre you can also explore Workington's history.
- Rail station: Workington (0 mile)
- Parking: with charge
Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6LW
Maryport is a very pleasant town to discover on foot - built on a grid pattern in the 18thC, it is very easy to find your way around. Start at the harbour, recently refurbished to a high standard where pleasure craft are berthed.
- Rail station: Maryport (0 mile)
Cumbria, CA11 7PT
Penrith was once the capital of Cumbria. Today it is very accessible by road, M6, A6 and A66, and rail. Penrith is a bustling market town, renowned for its wealth of specialist shops offering an interesting choice of goods and fine foods.
- Rail station: Penrith (0 mile)
Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2DB
Egremont is a traditional market town in the centre of the Western Lake District. Whilst there, discover Egremont's treasures: the illuminated Norman Castle and grounds.