Browsing places to visit within 8 miles of Quince Cottage
Vale of Lorton - a bucolic landscape of verdant pastures, riverside hay meadows, fellside woods and hidden farmhouses.
Cumbria, CA17 4QN, Tel: 017683 71199, Email
The historic town of Kirkby Stephen has many facilities to offer its visitors, including excellent accommodation and places to eat.
One of the most picturesque market towns in Northern England, Appleby is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and local craft and speciality shops.
Cumbria, CA19 1TG
One of the premier Lake District valleys with stunning mountain scenery, outdoor activities for all and fascinating culture and heritage.
The attractive village of Sawrey is situated two miles from Hawkshead and is famous for Hill Top, a 17th century farmhouse owned by Beatrix Potter.
The pretty town of Longtown is ideal for exploring the north Cumbrian countryside and religious heritage.
Cumbria, CA11 7PT, Tel: 01768 867466, Email
Penrith is a bustling market town of sandstone buildings, renowned for its wealth of specialist shops offering an interesting choice of goods.
Shap, Cumbria, LA8 9PL, Tel: 01539 822222
The village of Shap consists mainly of two long lines of grey stone houses, many dating from the 18th century. The area around Shap was settled in Neolithic times, and there are several stone circles, and other standing stones nearby.
Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2DB, Tel: 01946 820693
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 .
Picturesque Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth and famed for its annual sports, is the northernmost village in the southern Lake District.
Grizedale Forest Park offers the complete day out with an extensive range of internationally famous forest sculptures and way marked paths.
The cliffs at St Bees (named after St Bega) are dramatic, composed of striking red sandstone some over 300ft high. There is an RSPB nature reserve.
Cumbria, CA20 1PQ
Gosforth is a small village close to Eskdale and Wasdale valleys. It has easy access to main A595 coastal road from Workington to Barrow.
Cumbria, Tel: 01946 598914
A delightful Georgian town with its street grid pattern and buildings largely still intact and harbour signifying the town's rich maritime heritage.
Allonby, CA15 6QF, Tel: 01539 822222
Allonby is a small village situated between Maryport and Silloth on the Solway Coast, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The views across the Solway to Scotland are amazing, and should be seen to be believed.
Town Hall, Queen Street, LA12 7AR, LA12 7AR, Tel: 01229 587120
Ulverston is South Lakeland's festival town. It is a market town with unique charm, friendly traditional shops and original cobbled streets.
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.
Cumbria, CA10 3RK
Orton is surrounded by unspoilt English countryside, ideal for walking, cycling and exploration by car. It is a short drive from the main Lake fells.
Askham in Furness, Cumbria, LA16 7, Tel: 01539 822222
Askam in Furness owes its existence to the iron ore industry. The industrial buildings were demolished in 1933. In addition to street names, another sign of the former iron works is Askam pier, which is made of slag from the works.
Milnthorpe has a long history - its busy Friday street market in the Square dates from 1334. Milnthorpe has surroundings of peaceful tranquility.
Cumbria, LA21 8EH
Coniston village is located adjacent to Coniston water and underneath the majestic Coniston Fells of which Coniston Old Man is the most famous.
From a 17th-century mining community at the base of Blencathra to 19th-century water resource at the foot of Helvellyn, the two communities of Threlkeld and Thirlmere are linked by the lovely Vale of St John.
Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, CA12 4QG, Tel: 01539 822222
The village of Bassenthwaite lies around 1 mile east of Bassenthwaite Lake. The lake is the most northerly of the lakes and is also one of the largest.
Cumbria, LA14 1HU
Barrow-in-Furness embraces one of England's most impressive monastic ruins, a superb museum and nature reserves with an international reputation.
Cumbria, CA9 3RF, Tel: 01434 382244, Email
Discover an area of unique and beautiful landscapes - high, wild and remote.
Tebay, Penrith, Cumbria, CA103TL
Just off the M6 lies the village of Tebay, which has fantastic views out to the Howgill Fells and the northern edge of the Yorkshire Dales.