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19 Interesting and historical facts about Cumbria.
Brothers water in the Lake District was once called 'Broad Water' but was renamed to 'Brothers Water' during the Victorian period after two brothers drowned there.
The Kirkstone Pass in Cumbria is the Lake District's highest pass open to motor traffic, and offers one of the most famous views in England.
At 1500 feet, the small village of Nenthead in the North Pennines is England's highest village.
Hesket Newmarket, a picturesque village in Cumbria, is home to England's first registered co-operatively owned pub - The Old Crown, which is owned by some 150 customers and supporters from the local and wider community.
The biggest waterfall in Northumberland is Crammel Linn waterfall, near Gilsland.
Lake Windermere's name comes from the Scandinavian for 'Lake of a man called Vinandr'
'Dora's Field' at the village of Rydal near the town of Ambleside in Cumbria's Lake District, is named after Wordsworth's daughter and is a mass of daffodils that were planted in her memory by Wordsworth, his wife and their gardener after Dora died from tuberculosis in 1847. She was devoted to her father William, and was a significant influence on his poetry. The field was given to the National Trust by Gordon Wordsworth (William's Grandchild) in 1935 for the benefit of the public.
There are more listed buildings (250 of them) per square mile in Whitehaven, Cumbria, than anywhere else in the UK.
The town of Whitehaven in Cumbria was used as a template for the expansion of New York during the mid 18th century.
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