Things To Do: Cumbria

About Cumbria & The Lake District

Cumbria and The Lake District are two of the most scenic and popular destinations in England, attracting millions of visitors every year. Cumbria is a county in the north-west of England, home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Lake District National Park and the Hadrian's Wall. The Lake District is a region within Cumbria, famous for its stunning landscape of mountains, lakes and valleys. It is also the birthplace of many literary and artistic figures, such as William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin.


Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, cultural heritage, or simply relaxation, Cumbria and The Lake District have something for everyone. Here are some of the things you can do in this beautiful area:

* Explore the 16 major lakes and numerous smaller water bodies that give the Lake District its name. You can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, or just admiring the views. Some of the most well-known lakes are Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater and Coniston Water.

* Hike, bike, or climb the fells (mountains) that offer spectacular panoramas and diverse wildlife. There are over 200 fells in the Lake District, ranging from gentle hills to challenging peaks. Some of the most famous ones are Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Great Gable.

* Visit the charming towns and villages that dot the countryside, each with its own character and history. You can find cosy pubs, quaint shops, local museums, and historic buildings. Some of the most popular places are Keswick, Ambleside, Grasmere and Bowness-on-Windermere.

* Discover the rich cultural heritage of Cumbria and The Lake District, which has inspired generations of writers, artists and musicians. You can visit the homes and museums of famous figures, such as Dove Cottage (Wordsworth), Hill Top (Potter), and Brantwood (Ruskin). You can also enjoy festivals, concerts, theatres and galleries throughout the year.

* Experience the other attractions that Cumbria has to offer beyond the Lake District, such as the Eden Valley, the North Pennines, the Furness Peninsula, and a small part of the Yorkshire Dales. You can also explore the Roman legacy of Hadrian's Wall, which runs along the northern border of Cumbria.



Local Attractions:

Lake District Wildlife Park – Perfect Place to Take the Kids – More Info

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis – A Unique and Exciting Blend of Wildlife and Interactive Displays – More Info

Lake District Coast Aquarium – Aquarium With Adeventure Park, Boats, Crazy Golf & Cafe – More Info

Lakes Aquarium – Home beautiful Freshater & Marine Life – More Info

Lakeland Bord of Prey Centre – Home to Over 150 Birds of Prey – More Info

Lowther Castle – Visit the Beautiful 11th Century Lowther Estate – More Info

Windermere Lake Cruises – A Large Fleet of Modern & Traditional Ferries – More Info

Derwent Water Marina – Perfect for All Water Sports On the Lake – More Info

West Lakes Adventure – Bespoke Outdoor Activities – More Info

Mobile Adventure – Kayaking & Canoeing Activities – More Info

Adventure North West – Water Based Team Building Fun – More Info

Muncaster Castle & Gardens – A Strategic Sronghold Since Roman Times – More Info

Levens Hall & Gardens – A Magnificent 13th Century Mansion – More Info

Dalmain House & Gardens – Impressive 12th Century Hall – More Info

Mere Mountains – Activity Centre & Team Building – More Info

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