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Campsites, Camping and Holiday Parks in Cumbria

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  • National Trust Places to Visit
    Check out the website for National Trust places to visit in the area.

  • Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure
    Built on a side of a hill, it both looks and feels seriously high. Fly high across the top to marvel at the forest canopy over 15 metres up.

  • Honister Slate Mine
    It is believed that the first slate was probably mined from the Honister area in the Roman era, although it is quite possible that it began in a more haphazard way in prehistoric times. Certainly, slate roofing was a feature of many thirteenth century monastic buildings and it has been used as a building material in the region for many centuries.

  • Jennings Brothers Brewery
    The Company was originally established as a true family concern, way back in 1828, when John Jennings Snr, a local farmer whose father William Jennings was a malster by trade, started brewing in the pretty Lake District village of Lorton, between Keswick and Cockermouth.

  • The Armitt Collection
    The Armitt Library was very proud to have been bequeathed some of Beatrix Potters watercolours, as they are still part of one of the Librarys most treasured collections, even today. The museum, gallery and reference library - Open Daily from 10am to 5pm, except Christmas.

  • Hope Park - Gardens and much more
    From the quiet areas to the crazy golf, pitch & putt and putting course, Hope Park is an area with something for everyone.

  • Percy House Gallery
    Percy House Gallery, Cockermouth,is a unique art gallery in the English Lake District, opened in May 2002.
    It is situated in a historic building, dating back to 1390, which had been hidden from public view for over two decades.

  • South Lakes Wild Animal Park
    Open Every Day (except Christmas Day) 10am - 4.30pm
    FREE ENTRY FOR EVERYONE - until 13th Feb 2011 and then FREE admission for children until Good Friday !!!

  • Keswick Film Club
    Independent cinema in Keswick showing art films.
    Check out the programme for their annual Film Festival from Thurs 10th to Sun 13th February 2011 http://www.keswickfilmclub.org/kff/

  • Historic Houses Association
    Over 315 properties throughout the UK to visit.
    Check website for current opening hours and tariff.

  • Orton Farmers Market
    The Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of every month, in the centre of Orton, a pretty and peaceful Cumbrian village, whatever the weather!!!!

  • The Rheged Centre
    Opened in 2000, The Rheged centre is part of Westmorland, a local family business which has grown out of their farm at Tebay. It was designed to promote its landscape, heritage, crafts, excellent food producers and Cumbria as a county itself.

  • Mirehouse Historic House & Gardens
    Mirehouse is a family run historic house open to visitors to enjoy its strong literary connections, live piano music and childrens activities. The Mirehouse is a member of the Historic Houses Association too.

  • Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure
    At 360 metres above sea level, this is amazingly thrilling. On a Clear day you can see almost all of Scotland Get a thrill from ziping through skies high over water.

  • Penrith Golf Club
    The Lakeland fells provide a magnificent backdrop to the par 69 course, that was formed on the moorland in 1890. The fells provide beautiful scenery to any visiting golfer.

Information about Cumbria

Some information about Cumbria from Campsite Finder Online, your online guide to camping and caravanning.

Cumbria

The most north-western county in England is Cumbria, one of the most beautiful regions in the UK.  Cumbria borders Scotland, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, County Durham and Northumberland, and is best known for being home to the incredible Lake District as well as Eden Valley, part of the Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines and the Furness Peninsula.  With a population of under half a million people, Cumbria is one of the most sparsely populated counties in the UK and perhaps this coupled with its incredible beauty is why Cumbria is such a popular tourist destination.

There is a huge array of places to visit and activities to take part in around Cumbria.  If you are fascinated by British history, there are some wonderful historic sites to visit including some of the earliest stone circles in Britain (the best being Castlerigg in Keswick, Swinside in Broughton-in-Furness and Long Meg in Little Salkeld), and a plethora of mediaeval castles, museums, Roman Forts and remains including the most important monument built by the Romans in 120 AD, Hadrian’s Wall.  This impressive wall spans 73 miles from Wallsend near Newcastle across to Bowness-on-Solway in North West Cumbria.  The permanent exhibition “The Roman Frontier: stories beyond Hadrian’s Wall” is held in Tuille House, Carlisle (Carlisle is the county town of Cumbria) and provides Roman collections and loaned items from the British Museum.

Impressive stately homes such as Dalemain, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Isel Hall, Levens Hall, Muncaster Castle and Sizergh Castle can be found dotted around the beautiful county and are open to the public.


Cumbria is known for its beautiful landscape.  There are three mountainous areas to visit: The Howgills; The Pennines (check out Cross Fell, Great Dun Fell and High Cup Nick whilst visiting the Pennines!); and the Lake District with its famous mountains and fells of which four are over three thousand feet tall!

There are sixteen lakes in the Lake District plus many tarns (other pieces of water).  The only permitted craft on Windermere, Coniston Water, Ullswater and Derwentwater and private powered but these are also the only lakes with regular steamer, ferry or launch services.  As there is a speed restriction of 10 mph, a day out on the lake will be a peaceful, relaxing affair with some truly spectacular views.

There is a wealth of art galleries, museums, theatres, towns and villages, houses and gardens to visit whilst in Cumbria, including many animal attractions such as the Alpaca Centre, Coast Aquarium, Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, World Owl Trust and Aquarium of the Lakes to name a few.  Visitor centres are also very popular, such as the World of Beatrix Potter where you can discover how and why the Lake District had such a profound effect on the artist/author.

by Nina Blanchard

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