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Things to do in Cumbria

Overflowing with landmarks, arresting scenery, museums and galleries, you will never be short of things to do in Cumbria. So if you have a passion for history, culture and nature, we want to share some of our favourite places to visit and activities to enjoy during your luxury hotel break in Cumbria.

Family Attractions

Whether you want to spend a night or longer in Cumbria with the family, there are many places to discover, especially if you love the great outdoors. We guarantee your children will enjoy a day at the zoo in Dalton-in-Furness or the magical World of Beatrix Potter. But if that’s not enough to keep them occupied, there are adventure playgrounds and beaches where they can release some of their energy.

Historic Sites

Cumbria is a fascinating county that is steeped in historic sites where you can delve into the intriguing past. Countless forts and castles overlook the undulating countryside and are testament to the vibrant Roman heritage. Birdoswald Roman Fort, Ravenglass Roman Bath House and Appleby Castle are just a small selection of sites you can explore.

Nature and Wildlife

Cumbria is blessed with waterfalls and forces that many visitors so often miss. Glenridding plays host to two of the most beautiful waterfalls: Aira Force and High Force Waterfall. Rydal Falls and Scale Force Waterfall at Buttermere are also worth a visit if you want to get out and about in the countryside. Hikers will be in their element in Cumbria as there are so many tremendous mountains and fells to climb, no matter what your ability.

Culture

Buzzing with rustic villages and towns, there are endless places where you can indulge in the fresh, local food at stylish restaurants and cosy pubs. If you’re a bit of a food lover, there are fabulous farmers’ markets on all over Cumbria throughout the year. Sample local produce such as cheeses, breads, seafood and meats. If, however, music and theatre are your interests, there is always something going on in Cumbria’s action-packed diary of events. Visit the Keswick Film Festival, Maryport Blues Festival or Words by the Water Festival.

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