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St Mawes in Cornwall

St Mawes

in the county of Cornwall

View from Conwy to Llandudno

Conwy

in the county of Gwynedd

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Recommended Towns & Villages near Grasmere

Langdale Pikes

Elterwater (25 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (1.8 miles, 2.8 km, direction S)

Elterwater is barely 200ft above sea level, it is picturesquely set beneath the glories of the Langdale Pikes..

Rydal Cave

Rydal (62 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (2.0 miles, 3.1 km, direction E)

Rydal in the lake district will be forever associated with the poet William Wordsworth who lived here and whose works reflect the beautiful landscape that so vividly captured his imagination almost from the moment he was born...

Little Langdale

Little Langdale (41 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (2.7 miles, 4.4 km, direction SW)

Little Langdale is a delightful hamlet in a hauntingly beautiful area lying above the Furness Fells...

High Sweden Bridge 4

Ambleside (844 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction SE)

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..

Troutbeck village

Troutbeck (61 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction SE)

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.....

A picture of Stonethwaite

Stonethwaite (5 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction NW)

Tucked away in a quiet part of Borrowdale where streams tumble down crags amongst a patchwork of old pack-horse trails, scenery does not come more beautiful than that which surrounds this peaceful hamlet in the Langstrath Valley...

Hawkshead Church 2

Hawkshead (116 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction S)

A pretty village in the Lake District..

Copper mine valley

Coniston (238 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction S)

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...

Castle Crag slate.

Borrowdale (38 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction NW)

There is little doubt that Borrowdale possess some of the most unforgettable of all in the vast landscape of The Lake District National Park...

Watendlath Tarn. Cumbria.   Taken Aug 05 using a Canon Powershot S50

Watendlath (28 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (6.7 miles, 10.7 km, direction NW)

A place of great beauty, Watendlath's dramatic landscape inspired writer Sir Hugh Walpole to choose it as the setting for his Rogue Herries series...

Patterdale Fells.

Patterdale (13 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction NE)

The village of Patterdale is a well known vantage point at the head of Ulleswater, close to Brotherswater...

A picture of Glenridding

Glenridding (67 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction NE)

Glenridding lies in a beautiful area on the south-west side of Ullswater...

Lake Windermere from the grounds of Merewood Country House Hotel

Windermere (273 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction SE)

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.....

Grange in Cumbria

Grange in Borrowdale (15 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction NW)

A picturesque village in the Borrowdale valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in England...

Looking north from Bowness Bay.

Bowness on Windermere (206 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction SE)

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...

The station house at Torver

Torver (5 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria (8.8 miles, 14.1 km, direction S)

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

Pack horse bridge

Wasdale Head (42 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (9.0 miles, 14.4 km, direction W)

Vast, lonely landscape of towering fells, jewel like streams and tarns situated at the head of the Wasdale Valley with the mighty Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain and Great Gable forming an almost uniformity range of mountains in the distance...

From Castlerigg Farm Campsite, looking towards Cat Bells. Lake District

Castlerigg (10 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction N)

Castlerigg is a favoured destination for tourists, it is easily accessible from the market town of Keswick and is within easy reach of the snaking waters of the pretty River Greta, picturesque becks and fells...

View from St Martins Church, Martindale.

Martindale (2 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (9.8 miles, 15.8 km, direction NE)

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Ullswater, Lake District

Ullswater (364 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria (10.2 miles, 16.5 km, direction NE)

Ullswater is considered by many to be the lake districts most beautiful lake. It is 7.5 miles of pure beauty, and as you approach it from any direction you will see why. Ullswater.....

Recommended attractions near Grasmere

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

Dove Cottage (6 Pictures)

(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)

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

The Lake District

The Lake District (1476 Pictures)

(2.4 miles, 3.8 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,.....

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

Langdale Pikes (44 Pictures)

(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction W)

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

Tarn Hows 5

Tarn Hows (98 Pictures)

(4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction S)

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

Brothers Water from Kirkstone Pass, English Lakes. September 2006. Cannon Powershot 400

Brothers Water (9 Pictures)

(5.4 miles, 8.6 km, direction NE)

Dorothy Wordsworth (c.1771-1855, diarist, poet, sister of William ) referred to it as "..the glittering lively lake..". The.....

Windermere Boat Museum, Cumbria

Windermere Steamboat Museum (1 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 12.0 km, direction SE)

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A picture of The Bowder Stone

The Bowder Stone (6 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction NW)

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Lake Windermere, Summer 2003

Lake Windermere (148 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction SE)

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

Hardknott Roman Fort( Lake District )19th June 2005

Hardknott Roman Fort (3 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction SW)

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Haweswater from Rigging dale ridge, Lake District

Haweswater (7 Pictures)

(10.2 miles, 16.4 km, direction NE)

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Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle (41 Pictures)

(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction N)

The best time to view Castlerigg Stone Circle is that eyrie time when night is just giving way to dawn. It is then, with a.....

Derwentwater as the daylight starts to go

Derwentwater (424 Pictures)

(10.6 miles, 17.0 km, direction NW)

Derwentwater is one of 16 Lakes set within the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. It is one of the most northerly of the.....

Wast Water

Wast Water (36 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.3 km, direction W)

Wast Water is the deepest lake in England at 280 feet deep. The awesome peaks of Sca Fell and Great Gable tower over the wild,.....

A picture of Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (2 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.3 km, direction N)

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A picture of Whinlatter Forest Park

Whinlatter Forest Park (7 Pictures)

(12.6 miles, 20.3 km, direction NW)

If you happen to visit Keswick in Cumbria do not miss out on Whinlatter Forest Park, for this superb gift of nature is a real.....

Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria.

Crummock Water (37 Pictures)

(13.2 miles, 21.2 km, direction NW)

The romantic setting between high fells gives Crummock Water its character. It is somewhat overshadowed by other better known.....

Shap Abbey, near the village of Shap in Cumbria, taken in 1963

Shap Abbey (1 Pictures)

(14.0 miles, 22.6 km, direction E)

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Dalemain House & Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria

Dalemain House & Gardens (19 Pictures)

(15.0 miles, 24.1 km, direction NE)

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Lowther Castle with Norman Lowther from Manassas, VA - a direct descendant of Sir Richard Lowther.

Lowther Castle (17 Pictures)

(15.6 miles, 25.1 km, direction NE)

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Sizergh Castle, near Kendal, Cumbria.

Sizergh Castle (28 Pictures)

(15.8 miles, 25.4 km, direction SE)

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


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