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Picturesque Villages in Cumbria

Exploring the best Picturesque Villages to visit in Cumbria, with Pictures and history, historical facts, articles and more.

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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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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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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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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Hawkshead, Cumbria

A pretty village in the Lake District..

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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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