VACATION & HOLIDAY GUIDE TO
CUMBRIA & THE LAKE DISTRICT
Great Britain It's easy to get here and enjoy this marvellous corner of the world. You could spend the most memorable holiday of your life here.
GET HERE BY:


AIR

British Airways

http://www.british-airways.com

Virgin Atlantic

MANCHESTER AIRPORT is nearest with many flights to and from all around the world. Also with excellent road and rail links to Cumbria and the rest of the country.

LONDON HEATHROW has many flights a day to and from the US and the rest of the world. It is the entry point for most visitors to Britain, and within easy reach of Cumbria.


ROAD

CUMBRIA is easy to get to from all parts of Britain even for just a weekend break. London is only 250 miles away, around five hours by car. MANCHESTER is only about an hour and a half along the M6 motorway (75-120 miles depending on where you want to go). NEWCASTLE is closer still- 60 miles east of CARLISLE on the A69. GLASGOW and EDINBURGH in SCOTLAND are not far to the north, (about 100 miles from CARLISLE on the M74/A74 ). YORK, LIVERPOOL, LEEDS, HULL & BIRMINGHAM are all within easy reach.

 


RAIL

ON LINE TIMETABLE

http://www.rail.co.uk/intercity/crosscountry/home.htm

http://www.rail.co.uk/ukrail/planner/planner.htm

 

Telephone:

Enquires tel .

Bookings tel .


The West Coast Mainline runs through CUMBRIA on its way from LONDON (EUSTON) to GLASGOW (CENTRAL) in SCOTLAND. Trains stop at OXENHOLME (KENDAL), PENRITH & CARLISLE.

All Intercity Trains are air-conditioned and most provide a buffet and restaurant service. They are also probably the most comfortable way to travel.

The operation of this service has recently passed to the Virgin Group which plans to further reduce journey times, update rolling stock and introduce new luxuries normally found in their airliners such as seat back TV.

 


COACHES

National Express


http://www.nationalexpress.co.uk

Also telephone enquires:
From London (Victoria) tel.
From Scotland .

There are frequent coaches from LONDON, in particular and also SCOTLAND and everywhere in the UK that has a service that passes through CUMBRIA. This is one of the cheapest ways to travel. If you are on a budget the many coach companies operating services to and from Cumbria will provide you with a cheap and comfortable journey.

 


CUSTOMS INFORMATION

VISAS: If you are not a citizen of a member country of the European Union then you will need a visa. All visitors need Passports.

CUSTOMS: You must pay duty on goods brought into Britain if you exceed your personal allowance - 300 cigarettes, 1.5litres of spirits (i.e. Whisky, Gin, Vodka), 3 litres of wine, 600 grammes of coffee and about 133 grammes of tea. Tax rates vary- if you bought your goods in the EU then you will be charged at a lower rate.

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency Converter

http://www.xe.net/currency/


The Town pages give the address and telephone numbers of Tourist Information Centres. These should always be your first port of call when visiting a town if you are not sure of what to do for the day and want a few ideas. In addition these centres can book you into hotels or bed and breakfast accommodation. They are always willing to answer your questions and help in any way they can.

When telephoning from outside the UK remember to prefix the number with the correct code from your country and do not dial the first 0 of the area code (such as 0171 for central London).

MONEY: All International credit cards are accepted throughout the country. Banks generally offer better exchange rates and lower commission than hotels and restaurants - please remember to have your passport with you for identification.

 


EMBASSIES & CONSULATES

US EMBASSY
24 Grosvenor Square,
London,
W1A 1AE.
England.

Telephone .

AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION
Australia House,
Strand,
London.
WC2B 4LA.
England.

Telephone .
Fax .

AUSTRIAN EMBASSY
18 Belgrave Mews West,
London.
SW1X 8HU.

Telephone .

BELGIAN EMBASSY
103 Eaton Square,
London.
SW1W 9AB.

Telephone .

CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION
Macdonald House,
Grosvenor Square,
London.
W1X 0AB.
England.

Telephone .
Fax .

DANISH EMBASSY
55 Sloane Street,
London.
SW1X 9SR.

Telephone

FRENCH EMBASSY
6A Cromwell Place,
London.
SW7.
England.

Telephone .
Fax for Visas.

GERMAN EMBASSY
23 Belgrave Square,
London.
SW1X 8PZ.

Telephone .

IRISH EMBASSY
17 Grosvenor Place,
London.
SW1X 7HR.

Telephone .

ITALIAN EMBASSY
14 Three Kings Yard,
London.
W1Y 2EH.

Telephone .

JAPANESE EMBASSY
101-104 Picadilly,
London.
W1V 9FN.

Telephone .

ROYAL NETHERLANDS EMBASSY
38 Hyde Park Gate,
London.
SW7 5DP.

Telephone .

NEW ZEALAND HIGH COMMISSION
New Zealand House,
Haymarket,
London.
SW1Y 4TQ.

Telephone .
Fax - general enquires only.

NORWEGIAN EMBASSY
25 Belgrave Square,
London.
SW1X 8QD.

Telephone .

PORTUGUESE EMBASSY
11 Belgrave Square,
London.
SW1X 8PP.

Telephone .

SPANISH EMBASSY
20 Draycott Place,
London.
SW3 2RZ.

Telephone .

SWEDISH EMBASSY
11 Montagu Place,
London.
W1H 2AL.

Telephone .

SWISS EMBASSY
16-18 Montagu Place,
London.
W1H 2BQ.

Telephone

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