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MUSEUMS

MUSEUMS There are a number of mostly small and unusual museums in the Lake District area. Beatrix Potter Hill Top, near Sawrey, was...

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LAKE DISTRICT LAKES

A radial pattern The Lake District is composed of series of radial lakes, mountain tarns and streams (becks) with a central mountainous area th...

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KENDAL

Auld Grey Town Built out of local limestone, Kendal is known as the 'Auld Grey Town'. It is a thriving commercial centre for a wide area of th...

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GRASMERE

Location The village of Grasmere adjoins the A591, which connects it to Thirlmere in the north and Rydal and Ambleside to the south. Walk...

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CONISTON

Coniston village remains just a few streets with two notable pubs, the Black Bull and the Sun Inn, both over 400 years old, and some shops aimed at ...

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CAMPING AND CARAVANNING IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

The English Lake District is a paradise, a mecca, for outdoor pursuits enthusiasts of all persuasions. For many of them, camping and/or caravanning ...

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ARTS AND CRAFTS

Arts and crafts (Galleries/Exhinitions) There are many small galleries showing work by a single artist or a number of artists together. There are ...

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Ambleside

The A591 by road, the town of Ambleside sits between Windermere town and the hamlet of Rydal. By water it is between Lake Windermere and Lake Ryda...

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