The beautiful Lake District National Park occupies the very the heart of Cumbria. It attracts millions of visitors every year, who come to walk along its rugged peaks and view the stunning lakeside scenery.
A popular and unusual tourist attraction near Derwentwater. This large block of stone, perched on one corner, was brought down by a melting glacier at the end of the Ice Age. A small ladder has been provided to allow tourists to ascend to the top.
Remains of a 12th-century Cistercian Abbey.
Built by William Rufus in 1092. Substantial remains include the main gate, Queen Mary's tower and the central keep.
Built between the 11th and the 15th centuries. It is one of the smallest and most battle-scarred cathedrals in England.
Home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth from 1799 to 1808.
Cumbria's largest monastic ruin is a pleasing pink sandstone structure. It is more celebrated for the monk's varied buildings than for the church itself.
AD 121 marked the beginning of the construction of Emperor Hadrian's great wall that stretches right across northern Britain. It formed the boundary between Roman England and the heathen Scots.
Built in the 17th century, was the former residence of the Dukes of Devonshire.
Founded in 1169 for Augustinian canons. It is approached over a Tudor bridge.
One of Cumbria's loveliest stately homes. Originally built as a medieval refuge tower against the Scots, it was converted into a mansion around 1586. Although the house is open to visitors, five days a week, it is still very much a family home.
Built by wealthy landowner James Bellingham in 1578, it is filled with elaborate Italianate plasterwork ceilings and intricately carved oak paneled walls. The parlour is lined with Spanish Cordoba Leather panels. Intricately painted with exotic birds, flowers and fruit and covered with silver leaf that has been lacquered to look like gold. The finest collection of leather wall paneling in Europe.
This fine Elizabethan mansion, is also renowned worldwide for its ornate gardens, containing very fine topiary. The extensive gardens were laid out between 1689 and 1700.
An 11th-century castle, used by Sir Walter Scott as the setting for his 'The Lay of the Last Minstrel'.
The Castle has been owned by the Strickland family for 700 years. The peel tower was built circa 1350 and the medieval house added later.
Appleby, Ambleside, Brampton, Carlisle, Keswick, Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Penrith, Whitehaven, Workington, Windermere,
Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.