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Here's our handy guide to road racing jargon, and where to watch the Tour of Britain in Cumbria Read More
A beautiful bauble made from glass Have you ever wanted to blow glass?
Have you ever wanted to make something out of Molten Glass? Our very own Alice went down to Cumbria Crystal to find out for herself what it was like!


It's been a year since the Lake District was recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site- and we want to celebrate that. We’ve put together a list of four of the core UNESCO values as a way to thank everyone who helps keep the Lake District special.

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9 Point Checklist for a Lake District Adventure
Calling adrenaline junkies and brave souls. We have pulled together 9 things we think you should have on your Daredevil check list for your best summer in Cumbria yet. No matter where you’re exploring in Cumbria, we have 9 ideas we think will help you make it the journey of a life time.
Andrew Locking 5 Quirky Lake District Icons

Looking for unusual attractions in the Lake District that are free to visit and open all year round? From 13th century stone-walls built by monks to a Victorian tourist attraction featuring a live hermit, when visiting the Lake District you are only a stones-throw away from the some of the world’s most iconic rocky landmarks.

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Askham Hall Summer Fete at askham hall

The annual summer even at Askham Hall returns for yet another year. This special gathering in the grounds of one of Cumbria's most stunning country properties, promises to be a great day out for all!

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The Beginners Guide to the Lake District, Cumbria THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO THE LAKE DISTRICT, CUMBRIA

The Lake District, Cumbria occupies 2,613 square miles of north west England, so coming here for the first time can be somewhat overwhelming when deciding exactly where to visit first. With two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, dramatic mountain ranges, 2 national parks, hundreds of miles of coastline and a rich cultural heritage, you will almost certainly have reasons to come back here time and time again.

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Cumbria and The Lake District are littered with caves, ravines and gullies that litter the mountain landscapes. From old abandoned quarries to natural cracks in the earth, there are many that are worth your time exploring during your visit.

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With breath-taking views at every turn you’ll ascend to the heady altitude 393metres (1,289 ft) on a route pioneered by the Romans. You’ll travel through picturesque Lakeland villages in the Langdale valley, cross Hardknott and Wrynose - two of the steepest mountain passes in England, visit the deepest lake in England Wastwater with its view of high mountain Scafell Pike.

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Cumbrian Coastal Railway, West Cumbria Explore The Best of the West

Western Cumbria has so much to explore - superb beaches, historic towns, places of interest and great attractions.
Check out our itinerary and explore the best of West Cumbria.


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