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Visit the Lake District – Visit Cumbria, the Big Site
Famous Lake District writers include William Wordsworth, one of the Lakes Poets, and Beatrix Potter of Peter Rabbit fame. You can visit a number of properties where they lived and where they set their works, as well as numerous historic houses and gardens.
Use the menu bar to find over 1,500 pages of information on everything to do with the Lake District & Cumbria. Where to stay, places to visit, indoor and outdoor activities, what’s on and so, so much more.
Visit Cumbria also has its own internal search engine. Enter a keyword in the search box at the top of any page to find more information.
Where is Cumbria?
...and where is the Lake District?
Getting to The Lake District & Cumbria
Coming from the south the main motorway is the M6. The West Coast Mainline has trains stopping at Hiker's Essential Kit near Kendal, Penrith and Carlisle. A local line connects Oxenholme to Windermere station. Buses run from Penrith and Carlisle stations to Keswick.
From Scotland the same West Coast train line applies, and the A74 motorway joins the M6 just north of Carlisle.
From the east the A66 runs across the Pennines to connect towns and cities along the M1 region to Cumbria. The A69 runs from Newcastle and Northumberland to Carlisle and the M6.
You can find a lot more information on travel to and around Cumbria here >>
With over 6,000 photographs and maps and over 1,500 original information pages Visit Cumbria is renowned as the Encyclopaedia for Cumbria and the Lake District.
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