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The Gincase

Tea time has never been so much fun, especially when it is at the English country side of Cumbria. About one mile off Solway coast, near Silloth is an old wheelhouse which has been converted into a licensed tearoom. Here at the Ginecase Tearoom guests can enjoy not just a cup of tea, but the

The Beacon

Sitting on the harbor of Whitehaven is a lighthouse like structure known as The Beacon. Once being the third largest port in England, this structure as built to help guide those at sea. Today this structure still guides those who come to the harbor. It has been transformed into a modern museum which houses five

Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre

A visit to Lake District National Park would not be the same without a trip to the Brockhole National Park Visitor Centre. Set on 30 acres of land between Ambleside and Windermere, the Visitor Centre is a top attraction. Exhibits, water sports, adventure play, gardens, shopping, food and events can all be found here. Come

Art & Literature

The Lake District is intimately associated with English literature during the 18th and 19th centuries. Thomas Gray was the first to bring the region to attention, when he wrote a report or journal of his Grand Tour in 1769, but it was William Wordsworth whose poems were the most famous and influential. His poem “I

Tourism Development

Early tourists to the Lake District, who travelled for education and the pleasure of the journey, include Celia Fiennes who in 1698 chose to journey the length of England, including riding through Kendal and over Kirkstone Pass into Patterdale. Her experiences and thoughts were published in the book Great Journey to Newcastle and Cornwall. An

Industry and Agriculture

In Neolithic times, the Lake District was a prime source of stone axes, examples of which have been found all over Britain. The main site, on the slopes of the Langdale Pikes, is often described as a “stone axe factory” of the Langdale axe industry. Some of the oldest stone circles in Britain are connected

Great Langdale

Great Langdale is the name of a valley in the Lake District National park in Cumbria, in the northwest of England. It is often simply known as Langdale, the epithet Great serving to distinguish it from the neighbouring valley of Little Langdale. Langdale is a popular location for hikers, climbers, fell-runners and other outdoor enthusiasts,

Lakes and Tarns

photo by DaniVDM Choose a Lake ——————————– Bassenthwaite Lake Brothers Water Buttermere Consiton Water Crummock Water Elterwater Esthwaite Water Haweswater Loweswater Rydal Water Tarn Hows Thirlmere Ullswater Wast Water Windermere Beautiful and enchanting, the lakes which give the National Park it’s name have inspired poets and artists for hundreds of years. Strangely enough only one

International Links

A list of links which may be of use to our visitors. Please note these links are to external sites – The Lake District Information Portal cannot be held responsible for their content. Hungarian Travel Guide

United Kingdom

A list of UK Travel and Entertainment related links.Please note these links are to external sites – The Lake District Information Portal cannot be held responsible for their content. Manchester airport car parks or Manchester airport HotelsCompare choice of car parks and hotels for Manchester airport. Auchen Castle Hotel – a four star Scottish castle

Lake District Links

A list of links related to the Lake District National ParkPlease note these links are to external sites – The Lake District Information Portal cannot be held responsible for their content. The Lake District Walker – Offering a range of guided walks and tailor made days out on the Lakeland Fells to suit all abilities.