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Cumbria is home to the most beautiful area in England ‘The Lake District’, it was also home to Beatrix Potter and where the tales of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and the rest of their friends all began.

Population of Cumbria

Top 5 Places to Visit in Cumbria

Hawkshead

Hawkshead Cumbria England United Kingdom

Hawkshead is a stunning little village situated in the heart of Cumbria’s national park, the village is located right near a prime spot for fishing both trout and pike and is the perfect area to stay for walking and other outdoor activities.

The village is full of quaint little bed and breakfasts that are situated in beautiful characteristic old houses.  Just across the lake you will find Hill Top Farm and the world of Beatrix Potter where you can learn all about her life and see for yourself where the tales of Peter Rabbit and his friends were born.

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Ambleside

Ambleside Cumbria England United Kingdom

Ambleside is one of the best towns for exploring the Lake District, located just off Lake Windermere it is surrounded by pure nature, rolling luscious green hills and rivers circle all around the area making it so tranquil, it’s truly breathtaking.

The town has many Victorian buildings and lots of options for places to stay with many hotels, B&B’s and even youth hostels all around the area, there are also many campsites and caravan parks to choose from.

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Keswick

Keswick Cumbria England United Kingdom

There aren’t any areas in Cumbria that aren’t stunning, this picture of Keswick says it all and just looking at the beauty draws you in!

Keswick is located in the North of the Lakes and is well known for the variety of water sporting activities that take place on Derwentwater reservoir.

There are also a number of other fun activities to do in the area such as the Kong Adventure centre, Zipline, Newlands Adventure centre and Puzzling Place.

If you are visiting Keswick be sure to book a show at Derwentwater Theatre which is situated right on the edge of the lake! You can enjoy a fantastic live show while taking in the amazing views of the lake! Your evening couldn’t get more perfect.

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Penrith

Penrith Cumbria England United Kingdom

Located just outside the Lake District, Penrith is a lively market town with many great attractions.

Brougham castle is a fantastic Medieval castle located in Penrith that has absolutely stunning views of the valley, Inside the castle, you can explore tunnels that are hundreds of years old, spiral staircases and so much more!

The town itself has a fantastic range of shops and cafes that serve delicious local food, make sure you pay a visit to The Toffee Shop which serves the most delicious homemade fudge you will ever taste!

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Kendal

Kendal Cumbria England United Kingdom

Kendal is in such an amazing location for a holiday, it literally has everything you could want and ticks all boxes!

It is situated just to the south of the lake district and surrounded by some amazing views, in the centre, there is a great range of fantastic shops, cafes and hotels to choose from most of which are situated within gorgeous historical buildings which is what makes the centre so picturesque.

There are hundreds of different walks you can do around here both short and big hikes suitable for everyone, even people who don’t like to walk will enjoy taking in the views of Kendal, there are also two castles to explore in this area one of which was a medieval fort which was built in the 12th century.

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Carlisle Airport

Carlisle Airport to Cumbria

Carlisle Airport is the local airport to the Cumbria area, it is 32 miles away which takes around 48 minutes drive.

Night life

The night life in Cumbria happens in Cockermouth which is around 37 miles away.

Cockermouth may not have your usual raving nightclubs and lively bars but what it does have is a lot of fantastic local pups all with an amazing vibe.

Some of the pubs here are hundreds of years old and have been serving pints to customers since the 1600’s, the atmosphere in them is great and creates such a fantastic night out!

Singing and dancing goes on until late and the welcoming nature of the locals make it even more enjoyable.

The Castle Bar, Swan Inn and Brown Cow are some of the most popular places to visit.

Scenery and places to see

The whole of Cumbria is a haven for scenery, everywhere you look there are trees, rolling green fields, mountains and the most stunning lakes that you will see in England.

There are hundreds of different walks and places to see from valleys to rivers and gorges, it is well worth spending a good few days or even a week here to make the most out of seeing all the beauty it has to offer.

History

The actual county of Cumbria wasn’t created until 1974, but the history here dates back hundreds of years.

The mountains and lakes in this area have been here since the prehistoric days and ancient settlements from prehistoric times have also been discovered.

The area has suffered many invasions over the years due to its location, Invasions from Scotland were very common in Cumbria until the introduction of the ‘Act of Union 1707’, there were also invasions from the Irish.

The county now heavily depends on both farming and tourism for its economy.