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VACATION & HOLIDAY GUIDE TO
CUMBRIA AND THE LAKE DISTRICT

Towns in Cumbria and the Lake District

The towns of Cumbria Lake District - Carlisle Alston Ambleside Appleby Barrow in Furness Brampton Cockermouth Grange over Sands Kendal Keswick Kirkby Lonsdale Kirkby Stephen Maryport Millom Penrith Ulverston Whitehaven Windermere Bowness Workington

 

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Cumbrian
towns:

Carlisle

Alston

Ambleside

Appleby

Barrow-in-
Furness

Brampton

Cockermouth

Grange-over
-Sands

Kendal

Keswick

Kirkby
Lonsdale

Kirkby
Stephen

Maryport

Millom

Penrith

Ulverston

Whitehaven

Windermere
& Bowness

Workington

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The towns of Cumbria offer all that the visitor could desire - plenty to do and lots to see, all with their individual charm and fascinating histories.

Be warned: you may not want to leave.

Shopping is a favourite pastime for most people. If this is one of your vices you will not be disappointed. There are many specialist shops selling locally made goods of high quality, including foods such as mint cake, fudge, Cumberland sausage, mustard and much more. There are shops dedicated to the climber and walker selling clothes manufactured in Cumbria as well as more universally known brand names. Arts and crafts are always popular with visitors to the county providing excellent and unique reminders of your vacation or weekend break.

Speaking of vices, the many hotels and restaurants will present you with menus that will make your mouth water. Foods from all corners of the world are available. There are a number of restaurants that specialise in vegetarian fare and most hotels and restaurants will also cater for your needs in this respect.

Accommodation is plentiful and all budgets are catered for, from internationally famous, indulgent and luxurious hotels where you can be pampered to your hearts content to the traditional Bed and Breakfast where typically you will be staying in a friendly family atmosphere and benefit from local advice as to where best to visit. Camping and Youth Hostels offer cheap and cheerful places to lodge for those who are after a less luxurious stay; always popular with walkers and those on a limited budget - you can be sure you will be staying in clean and comfortable surroundings.

The traditional English pub is alive and well in the towns and villages. Most offer traditional real ales. There are in fact two specialist real ale breweries in the county. If you've never visited Britain or not visited a pub then prepare to enjoy one of the greatest creations the world will ever know.

In an age of overcrowding, stress, pollution and crime in the cities of the world it is nice to know that places such as Cumbria still exist, where worries can be left behind and the wide open spaces can be enjoyed until at the end of each day you return to a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

 

 

 

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