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Bardney

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Recommended Towns & Villages near Arnside

Silverdale, Lancashire, Jenny Brown's Point looking out to sea, September 2006.

Silverdale (28 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Lancashire (2.4 miles, 3.9 km, direction S)

The village of Silverdale once sat on the River Kent, but in the 1920's the river changed its course to reach the sea further westward. The deep-water channel of the Kent is now.....

Grange-Over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands (12 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Cumbria (3.5 miles, 5.6 km, direction W)

The town is backed by beautiful woodland and overlooks the vast expanse of Morecombe Bay...

Warton Rectory, Lancashire

Warton (4 Pictures)

in the county of Lancashire (4.7 miles, 7.5 km, direction SE)

Warton is a pleasant village to visit. Interestingly, it is in a site considered to be of special scientific interest, quite possibly the home of early man...

Allithwaite, Cumbria. Holme Lane looking towards Boarbank

Allithwaite (16 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction W)

Allithwaite is a small village situated a couple of miles inland from the favoured resort of Grange-over-Sands. It is also within easy reach of Cartmel with its racecourse and old priory...

In the village - Cartmel, Cumbria

Cartmel (24 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction W)

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

Bluebell Woods, Capernwray, Lancs

Capernwray (25 Pictures)

in the county of Lancashire (6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction SE)

There is a lovely timeless atmosphere surrounding this old Lancashire village, maybe this is caused by the gracious properties hidden amongst the leafy lanes of the area...

Hest Bank, Lancashire

Hest Bank (3 Pictures)

in the county of Lancashire (7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction S)

Hest Bank makes an interesting alternative to crowded Morecambe, it is ideal as a base for touring coast and the old cotton towns of Lancashire...

Statue of Eric Morecambe

Morecambe (100 Pictures)

in the county of Lancashire (9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction S)

Morecambe has always been one of the most popular and successful seaside resorts in England. It has one of the most spectacular views in England. Looking from the promenade the.....

The Howgills

Kendal (31 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Cumbria (9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction N)

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...

Sir John Barrow Monument in Ulverston. This monument is on Hoad Hill in Ulverston.

Ulverston (36 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Cumbria (10.7 miles, 17.2 km, direction W)

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. .....

Picture of Lancaster taken from the Ashton Memorial

Lancaster (142 Pictures)

in the county of Lancashire (10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction S)

This is a city which long ago lost it's grim clogs and mill image to give way to a fast growing city with a fine reputation as a centre of commerce and culture where bright, modern University buildings sit comfortably with Lancaster's historic areas...

St.Martins, Bowness

Bowness on Windermere (206 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (11.5 miles, 18.4 km, direction N)

This is the principal resort on Lake Windermere, it is a town crammed with quaint narrow streets jammed full of summer tourists which sprawls along the shores of the lake somewhere between Waterhead and Lakeside...

Lake Windermere

Windermere (273 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction N)

Lake Windermere is England's largest lake, and one of it's most popular with visitors. It is 10.5 miles long and approx 1 mile wide. The water of the lake reaches a depth of.....

Hawkshead Church

Hawkshead (116 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction NW)

A pretty village in the Lake District..

Morning view from moors above Grizebeck, Cumbria.  Coniston Fells in the distance.

Grizebeck (1 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (14.2 miles, 22.8 km, direction W)

This is a place that is all "Morning Glory" as the sun rises over the vast sweep of the moors, nature seems at peace with herself showing an intringent range of moorland colour and newly awaken wildlife creatures, out in search of food...

The station house at Torver

Torver (5 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (14.5 miles, 23.3 km, direction NW)

The lovely village of Torver is found in rich countryside beside Coniston Water in England's Lake District National Park...

Dalton-in-Furness Castle, Cumbria

Dalton-in-Furness (9 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (14.5 miles, 23.3 km, direction W)

Dalton-in-Furness can be found at the meeting point of the roads leading from the mass of sands forming the Furness peninsula-one road leads from Ulverston and the other from.....

Ingleton Fall

Ingleton (80 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of North Yorkshire (14.9 miles, 23.9 km, direction E)

Ingleton thrives as a centre for those who take pleasure in exploring the vast underworld to be discovered beneath the limestone hills of this glorious scenic region...

View from Troutbeck towards Kirkstone Pass

Troutbeck (61 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (15.1 miles, 24.3 km, direction N)

A village that is spread along an old valley road for around one and a half miles. Lots of charm and old cottages, surrounded by beautiful lakeland countryside. Beatrix Potter.....

The Summit

Coniston (238 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (15.2 miles, 24.5 km, direction NW)

There is a timelessness about this pretty village which is set beneath the awesome splendour of "The Old Man of Coniston" towering some 2,500ft above...

Recommended attractions near Arnside

Arnside Pele (fortified tower)

Arnside Tower (4 Pictures)

(1.2 miles, 2.0 km, direction S)

The oldest building in the parish of Arnside. Arnside Tower is a ruin of a Pele tower which were fortified structures quite.....

Levens Hall Garden, South Lakes

Levens Hall Garden (24 Pictures)

(4.3 miles, 7.0 km, direction NE)

Levens Hall is a wonderful Elizabethan mansion, which began life as a medieval tower refuge against the Scots, it was completed.....

Warton Rectory, Lancashire

Warton Old Rectory (2 Pictures)

(5.0 miles, 8.0 km, direction SE)

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Hutton Roof, Nr Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria Jan 2006

Hutton Roof Crags (1 Pictures)

(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction E)

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Sizergh Castle, near Kendal, Cumbria.

Sizergh Castle (28 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.8 km, direction NE)

This ancient fortress has been the home of the Strickland family for more than 750 years. It began as a 60ft, four storey tower.....

Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire.

Lancaster Castle (21 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.1 km, direction S)

Dominating the skyline of the town, Lancaster Castle is of the best-preserved castles in England. This Castle is still used as a.....

The world famous Laurel & Hardy Museum in Ulverston, Cumbria. Birthplace of Stan Laurel

The Laurel & Hardy Museum (1 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction W)

The Laurel and Hardy Museum is appropriately sited in the town of Ulverston, Stan Laurel's birthplace. He was born in 1890, the.....

Lancaster Cathedral at sunset 2005

Lancaster Cathedral (5 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.6 km, direction S)

This may not be as old as other English cathedral churches, but with its soaring spire reaching to a height of 240 feet and a.....

Ashton Memorial in Lancaster

Ashton Memorial (5 Pictures)

(11.0 miles, 17.8 km, direction S)

The Ashton Memorial with its green dome, overlooks the City from Williamson Park. It forms a famous Classical landmark and was.....

Lake Windermere, Summer 2003

Lake Windermere (148 Pictures)

(11.3 miles, 18.2 km, direction N)

This is the Lake District National Park's most dazzling resort as well as being England's largest natural lake. It is surrounded.....

Windermere Boat Museum, Cumbria

Windermere Steamboat Museum (1 Pictures)

(12.1 miles, 19.4 km, direction N)

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Tarn Hows 5

Tarn Hows (98 Pictures)

(15.4 miles, 24.8 km, direction NW)

This exceptional magical landscape is known as Beatrix Potter Country. For it is here amongst Lakeland's magnificent tarns and.....

The ruins of Furness Abbey, near Barrow in Furness.

Furness Abbey (13 Pictures)

(15.7 miles, 25.2 km, direction W)

St Mary of Furness was founded in 1123 by Stephen, later King of England...

Piel Castle was built because of the Scottish raids in 1322

Piel Castle (3 Pictures)

(16.9 miles, 27.2 km, direction SW)

The last foreign invasion of England took place in 1486 when Irish and Flemish supporters of Lambert Simnel landed at Piel in a.....

Millom Castle and Holy Trinity Church, Millom, Cumbria.

Millom Castle (1 Pictures)

(18.1 miles, 29.2 km, direction W)

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Dove Cottage in Grasmere. The one time home of the Poet William Wordsworth

Dove Cottage (6 Pictures)

(18.9 miles, 30.5 km, direction NW)

Dove cottage in the Lake District is the former home of the poet William Wordsworth and is where he wrote much of his famous.....

Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

Forest of Bowland (43 Pictures)

(20.2 miles, 32.5 km, direction SE)

This high region of grouse moor and high fells crossed with deep narrow valley's was once a hunting ground of Saxon King's. It.....

Hardknott Roman Fort( Lake District )19th June 2005

Hardknott Roman Fort (3 Pictures)

(20.7 miles, 33.3 km, direction NW)

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A view of Langdale Pikes, Little Langdale, Cumbria from Tarn Hows.

Langdale Pikes (44 Pictures)

(20.8 miles, 33.5 km, direction NW)

These famous pikes rise loftily above the village of Langdale, whilst below visitors can savour the wild and desolate beauty of.....

The Lake District

The Lake District (1476 Pictures)

(21.1 miles, 34.0 km, direction NW)

I first saw the Lake District many years ago, when for eight out of my eleven day sojourn, it rained, and rained! None-the-less,.....


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