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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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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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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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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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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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Coniston, Cumbria

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...

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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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Elterwater, Cumbria

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

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Eskdale Green, Cumbria


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Grange in Borrowdale, Cumbria

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

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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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Hall Dunnerdale, Cumbria

Scenery does not come much finer than the scenic beauty surrounding the Valley of the River Duddon where you will find the delightful hamlet of Hall Dunnerdale...

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Hawkshead, Cumbria

The pretty village of Hawkshead is full of old-world picturesque charm throughout its traffic-free streets where one can roam freely to investigate all it has to offer in the way.....

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Little Langdale, Cumbria

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

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Nenthead, Cumbria

Nestling beside the sparkling River Nent, Nenthead lies on Alston Moor, in a lonely remote North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between the pleasant market town of Alston and the Killhope lead mining museum...

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Nether Wasdale, Cumbria

Nether Wasdale lies opposite Wasdale Head at the western fringe of Wast Water...

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Stonethwaite, Cumbria

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...

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Torver, Cumbria

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

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Troutbeck, Cumbria

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.....

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