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Book at Beechcroft holiday cottage

Cumbria’s Modern-Day Authors

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Cumbria is well known for its wonderful literary heritage, with famous historical names such as

400 Gins at Chestnut House

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In 2016, Andrew and Emma opened Chestnut House in Pooley Bridge, Ullswater.

Martindale Common in the Lake District

10 Places near Ullswater to Escape the Crowds

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You'll no doubt want to see the best of the Lake District during your visit, and that will often mean visiting busier places such as Keswick and Winderm

10 things you didn’t know about these Lake District areas…

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There are so many stories about the Lake District, it's difficult to choose just one. So instead we've put our ten favourite myths and legends about the Lake District together for you to decide whi

Whinlatter in Winter

Noble Knotts, Whinlatter - an inspiring walk with quotes along the way!

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Don’t you just find that being outside, in the fresh air, among nature, brings a sense of freedom, a sense that anything is possible? I always find that I think my best thoughts when I’m out on a w