Cumbria: The place to be

There's a wealth of culture, delicious food and heaps of fun just waiting to be discovered in Lake District, Cumbria, one of the most beautiful corners of Britain. There is literally something for everyone, from the miles of footpaths criss-crossing the area taking in some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes, to ancient Roman remains and medieval castles, which are bound to capture little ones imaginations and not forgetting cosy country pubs with roaring fires and Michelin starred restaurants serving amazing food.Whatever you choose to do just make sure you explore the Lake District, Cumbria, in style.

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River deep mountain high

There’s a wealth of life, art, food and fun waiting for you in Cumbria, one of the most beautiful corners of Britain.


Uncover a legend in the Lake District

Simon Calder absorbs the dramatic landscape and peculiar events that inspired the Maid of Buttermere


Events to savour

The Cumbrian calendar is awash with festivals bringing flavour, fun and flamboyance to the region in almost every month of the year.


Active Cumbria

Get to grips with your adventurous side in this natural playground, says Chris Leadbeater


Gourmet Cumbria: The Big Six

Follow Chris Leadbeater for the Gourmet big six in Cumbria


Beautifully free from embellishment

Simon Calder explores an environment where art and nature combine to create an aesthetic all of their own


WIN the ultimate photography break in the Lake District Cumbria


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