Cumbria is a paradise for keen walkers and ramblers, as it is dominated by imposing mountains and shimmering lakes. Inspired by much of Cumbria’s untamed landscapes, authors such as Wordsworth, Coleridge and Beatrix Potter all lived here.
Tucked away among the rural countryside, historic sites tell of the county’s rich past. Castles, abbeys and, of course, the world-famous Hadrian’s Wall are all distinctive features that add to the area’s unique charm. Cumbria is also home to Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak, and Lake Windermere.
Cumbria draws visitors to its wealth of attractions and sights year upon year. Sizergh Castle, Beatrix Potter Gallery and Carlisle Cathedral are just a few of the places you can explore here. You will find several luxury hotels in Cumbria, which are conveniently placed amidst the countryside and close to popular landmarks and attractions. Comprising the Lake District, North Pennines and part of the Yorkshire Dales, you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the country quite so beautiful.
At any time of year, Cumbria is a wonderful place to visit, but in spring and summer it’s even more impressive and there is so much to do for all the family, including four-legged friends. From galleries and museums, to historic houses and gardens, you will find endless pleasures.
A few of our favourite things about Cumbria are the charming towns and villages that nestle between peaks and lakes. Discover the hidden treasures of Ambleside, Windermere and Kendal as you stroll around the artisan shops and boutiques, or enjoy a spot of people watching at one of the pavement cafes.
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