Cumbria is a beautiful part of the UK to visit for your holiday. There are numerous reasons why each year thousands of holidaymakers choose Cumbria as their home away from home for a weekend, week or two week stay.
Cumbria found in the North West of England stretches from Morecambe Bay all the way to Solway Firth, which is along the coast of the Irish Sea. There are six separate districts which make up Cumbria, some of which are: Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle and South Lakeland. The county is classed as being one of the largest rural areas in the UK mainly due to the pictorial Lake District Nation Park. The stunning scenery has been the inspiration for many artists thanks to the lakes and mountain. One of the highest points in this county is Scafell Pike. This part of the UK also has the nickname ‘Adventure Capital of the UK’ and it is not hard to see why. It is home to some of the very best sportsmen and women along with experts when it comes to activity and organising festivals and event.
Finding Lodges, Holiday Homes & Cottages In Cumbria With Hot Tubs
With so many people visiting the Lake District each year you really are spoilt for choice of what type of holiday accommodation to stay in. Saying that, finding holiday lets which have hot tubs is a little trickier. That's where we come in.
Below you can view a small sample of holiday homes situated in picturesque Cumbria. For an extended choice, you can view accommodation situated throughout the North of England here.
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Facts, Figures And Information On Things To Do
Cumbria's Popular Holiday Spots:
There are numerous places to visit and spend your holiday in Cumbria. The whole area is considered to be picture postcard, but far from being 'wilderness' there is something for all the family to enjoy with plenty of activities for children and parents alike.
• Lake Windermere - a natural lake and happens to be the largest in the whole of England. The lake is just under 12 miles long and there are some beautiful towns villages found on the shores. Not far from the shores is the town of Lakeland which although small is one of the most charming towns in Cumbria offering numerous guest houses and bed and breakfast to holidaymakers.
• Seascale - this part of Cumbria is a coastal town located in the Western Lake District and can be found nestled between Whitehaven and Millom. It makes for a ideal stopping off point where you can take in this stunning part of the world.
• Western Lakeland - this is where you can enjoy an exciting contrast of the mountains and the sea. Here you can enjoy peace and tranquillity and choose from four valleys each of which has a character of its own. You can visit Scafell Pike whilst here, along with the deepest lake which is Wastwater.
• Ambleside - one of the most beautiful parts of Cumbria and is located in the Rothay valley. This is one of the major areas from walking and climbing and is an excellent starting point offering routes to the majority of the Lake District.
Cumbria is the ideal holiday spot for both the young and old alike as there is ample to see and do. The younger generation come here for the numerous activities which are available while the older generation find this part of the UK very relaxing with some breathtaking walks around the lakes and villages.
There are plenty of family attractions such as the zoo in Dalton-in-Furness and numerous visitors' centres including the wonderful World of Beatrix Potter. As well as many preserved railways, museums, lake cruises and gardens through which to stroll - all surrounded by amazing scenery.Popular Activities:
• Abseiling at the Keswick Adventure Centre
• Activity centres
• Bird watching
• Much more!
• The Rheged - this is one of the latest attractions in Cumbria and also one of the largest to ever open. It doesn't matter what time of the year you visit as this is an all weather centre. The centrepiece of this stunning building with a grass roof is a six storey high cinema screen which takes visitors on a dramatic journey through Cumbria's history. To keep the children happy there is a large playground area filled with a range of rides and activities.
• Keswick, Cars of the Stars - anyone interested in TV and cars may wish to add this to their 'to do list'. This unique museum is situated in an old garage in Keswick and features cars from TV and films including the famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Batmobile, Back to the Future, James Bonds' Aston Martin and the Flintstones' mobile.
• The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - both children and adults will enjoy the railways at Ravenglass. The train takes it passengers through some of the most stunning countryside and on to the Dalegarth station located close to Eskdale. The railway museum holds a wealth of relics, models and photographs, along with a superb audio and video show.
Of course this is just a small selection of the numerous things you can do and see when in Cumbria - there are lots more.Interesting Facts And Figures About Cumbria & The Lake District:
1. Windermere is over 11 miles in length...meaning that it would take you approximately 10 minutes when travelling at motorway speeds to cover the full length!
2. The Lake District Nation Park was established in the same year as Dartmoor; 1951.
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