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Historic Market Towns in Cumbria

Exploring the best Historic Market Towns to visit in Cumbria, with Pictures and history, historical facts, articles and more.

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Alston, Cumbria

At a height of over 1,000 feet in the far reaches of the Pennines, this is one of England's highest market towns. Alston is a lively bustling place of steeply rising narrow.....

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Appleby, is situated in the valley of the River Eden near to Hoff Beck, stunningly beautiful, it is an ideal centre for both walking and touring...

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Cockermouth, Cumbria

Cockermouth is ideally placed to be used as a centre for touring the Lake District National Park. It has a High Street seemingly unaltered, and is ringed by some of the finest scenery in England...

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Kendal, Cumbria

Sometimes referred to 'the auld grey town' because it was built mainly of grey stone, Kendal is a large Market town in the east of Cumbria...

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Keswick, Cumbria

Keswick is a pretty Market Town that nestles between the spectacular Skiddaw Mountains and the northern end of the serene Derwentwater Lake within the Lake District National Park.....

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Penrith, Cumbria

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Ulverston, Cumbria

Old town and port with cobbled streets and a pretty market square. It is surrounded by the Furness fells, Coniston Water, Lake Windemere, and the spectacular Cumbrian Mountains. .....

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