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Cumbria Village Guide

Within its 800 square mile land area, England’s gorgeous Lake District is dotted with over 300 picturesque towns and villages. Therefore, any first time, Lake District vacationer could surely learn a lot with the Lake District Villages Guide. While its hard to imagine how so many towns and villages could fit into the Lake District, the fact is that some villages have no more than a farmhouse with a couple of cottages. You would probably squint to find many of the little villages in the Lake District on a map, but with a little help, from the Lake District Villages Guide, you’ll have the ideal navigator to help you find and explore every nook and corner of the Lake District.

One of the most useful benefits of using the Lake District Villages Guide is that it would save a lot of your time when searching for a particular village in the Lake District, or seeking information on the same. This would be all the more applicable if you are on a very short vacation, because the time and money saved, would be time and money gained. And for a Lake District vacation, you will certainly need all the time and money you could spare to explore and enjoy its endless attractions, or partake in its numerous activities. The Lake District Villages Guide is ideal for first time, individual travelers, couples or families and has been designed in a manner that is both, professional and self explanatory. From the tiniest of secluded villages, to the largest ones, the Lake District Villages Guide includes them all.

Here is some basic information on some of the more well known and popular villages in the Lake District. You’ll find detailed information on all the others in the Lake District Villages Guide.

BOWNESS ON WINDERMERE – According to the Lake District Villages Guide, Bowness is a busy Lake District village that can be easily accessed from the A590 via Newby Bridge, or from the M6. Bowness is arguably, acknowledged as the village that attracts the most number of tourists in the Lake District. This is owed to the fact that Bowness on Windermere offers plenty of activities and some of the best low- budget, accommodation in the Lake District. In bygone days, Bowness was a small fishing village until the 19th century which witnessed the merging of Windermere and Bowness villages. A railway connection was established during this time. The Victorian influence can still be seen in the many hotels and guest houses located in this village. You’ll find much more information in the Lake District Villages Guide.

CARTMELThe Lake District Villages Guide describes Cartmel as a tranquil and picturesque village with a slow, gentle pace of life. This village still retains some of its medieval charm and this is reflected in the fish slabs in the market square, where flounders were put on sale in days gone by. Cartmel has a well known restaurant called L’Enclume, many pubs, and well-stocked, souvenir shops lining its winding streets. Not too far from Cartmel, are Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall and the Grange over Sands town. For more information, refer to the Lake District Villages Guide.

BROUGHTON IN FURNESS – In the Lake District Villages Guide, you’ll learn that Broughton in Furness is located west of Coniston and south of the Duddon Valley. In the village square, there are some inns, typical of the Lake District, which include The Black Cock, The Manor and The King’s Head, while The High Cross lies just outside the village. Broughton has grocers, butchers, an outdoor clothing shop and a post office. It also has a large playground for kids a little beyond the village square, as well as an interesting, 1½ mile walk along the old Coniston and Woodland railway line. Get the other exciting details in the Lake District Villages Guide.

ELTERWATERElterwater is described as a small village in the Lake District Villages Guide and located in the Great Langdale valley. In earlier times, it was a thriving village because of a slate quarry named Skelwith Bridge, as well as a gun powder manufacturing plant in the vicinity. Elterwater lies alongside a small lake from where it got its name. From the centre of the village, there is a footpath that runs along the shores of the lake. The village has a post office, a shop and the popular 17th century Inn called Britannia. Bed and breakfasts and holiday cottages are available in Elterwater. Refer to the Lake District Villages Guide for more details.

CONISTONThe Lake District Villages Guide describes Coniston as a ‘must see’ village in the Lake District. The village lies in the shadow of the mighty ‘Old Man of Coniston’, a 2000 ft. high mountain overlooking Coniston. The village has several shops, cafes and pubs, as well as a pier head where mechanized or rowing boats can be hired by the hour. The steam yacht, ‘Gondola’ offers a leisurely trip on the lake while one can also avail of a ferry to Brantwood. There’s a lot more information on Coniston in the Lake District Villages Guide.

GLENRIDDING – According to the Lake District Villages Guide, the southern shore of Ullswater is where Glenridding village is located. The village is popular among mountaineers, many of whom have scaled several mountains around Glenridding, including Helvellyn – the third highest mountain in England. Glenridding has superb camping sites and a couple of comfortable Youth Hostels for large tour groups or families. Check the Lake District Villages Guide for more details.

To modern day travelers, time is money, and it is such travelers that look for detailed information when planning their vacations. This is precisely where the Lake District Villages Guide can be one personal navigator that any first-time, traveler to the Lake District could rely on. If you have the Lake District as one of the top destinations on your ‘must-see’ list, make sure to take a good, close look into the Lake District Villages Guide.
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