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Abbey Town, Cumbria

A pleasant village to wander around, there is a graceful three arched bridge built in 1770 and a fine collection of attractive cottages...

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Allithwaite, Cumbria

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...

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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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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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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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Arnside, Cumbria

This pretty village has all the ingredients of an old style fishing village with a delightful mix-match of charming properties rising up from a beach of firm golden sand littered with colourful sailing boats...

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Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria


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Askham, Cumbria

Snow tinges the broad grass verges of tree lined streets and a weak, late afternoon sun, filters down across the view of Lowther Castle situated at the edge of the village...

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Backbarrow, Cumbria

Set amidst the charm of the Lake district, close to the fringe of Windermere, this attractive village makes an inspiring choice from which to forage further into a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely gorse clad moors...

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Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Barrow-in-Furnace is defined by three things, the glorious red Sandstone ruins of Furnace Abbey, founded by King Steven in 1132, its beautiful sea and coastline where visitors thrill to the exciting sight of tall ships competing in the Tall Ship's Festival, and the magical views of Lakeland's distant towering peaks...

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Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

This is the most northerly of all the lakes, it resembles beaten silver nestling between the sun dappled heights of soaring fells and mountains. Almost at its shores are Barf,.....

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Beetham, Cumbria

This is a village that at one time almost feared for its very existence as modern transport thundered through its ancient cobbled streets...

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Blawith, Cumbria

Idyllic landscape of lonely fells dominated by the steely pewter of Beacon Tarn. It lies in the shadow of the Old Man of Coniston, with the southern tip of the lake being within easy walking distance...

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Boot, Cumbria

Boot is one of Lakeland's precious jewels, a charming stone village surrounded by towering scenery which includes two of the regions most scenic waterfalls, the Dalegarth Force and Birker Force...

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Borrowdale, Cumbria

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

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Borwick, Cumbria


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Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

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...

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Brampton, Cumbria

One of the loveliest features of Brampton is its octagonal Moot Hall, built by the Earl of Lancaster in 1817...

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Broughton Mills, Cumbria

It offers a panorama of superb views in all directions, and is certainly one of the most magnificent walking areas close to the western fringe of the Lake District National Park...

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Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria

This attractive little place can boast of once being an important market town with a history stretching back to around the 15th and 16th centuries...

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