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Picturesque Villages in Cumbria

Exploring the best Picturesque Villages to visit in Cumbria, with Pictures and history, historical facts, articles and more.

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Ambleside, Cumbria

Ambleside, meaning "Shieling" or summer pasture by the riverbank, lies next to the northern shore of Lake Windermere. A busy victorian town ideal as a base when visiting the Lake District..

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Caldbeck, Cumbria

An old brewery stands beside the Caldbeck - a tribute to the cold clear waters which gave the village its name. Caldbeck, which means 'cold stream' in Old Norse, grew up where.....

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Cartmel, Cumbria

Cartmel's village square is surrounded by old shops, pubs and a 14th century gatehouse owned by the National Trust...

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Dent, Cumbria

Chance upon the village of Dent and you chance upon some of the finest countryside in the Cumbrian Dales...

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Grasmere, Cumbria

This tiny stone village is beautifully set between the tranquil waters of Grasmere Lake and the jagged heights of Helm Crag and Nab Scar..

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Seatoller, Cumbria

Seatoller, set in one of the most beautiful and exciting landscapes to be found in the lakes, gains its prosperity as a centre for climbers and walkers...

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