Grasmere is probably the Cumbria’s most popular village, thanks to William Wordsworth (1770-1850). Today Grasmere is totally given over to the tourist industry, with plenty of gift shops, and places to eat and stay. Most of the buildings date from the 19th or early 20th Century, though the farms around Grasmere are much older. The Church dates from the 13th Century.

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Although there has been a settlement since pre-Roman times, Ambleside is largely Victorian. A fort beside Borrans Park – named Galava – was built in Ambleside by the Romans, housing some 500 soldiers. It was built to defend the lower fells of South Lakeland from invasion by the Picts and Scots, and to guard the road to the Roman Port at Ravenglass via Hardknott Pass.

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Grange-over-Sands is a quiet seaside retreat on the Southern tip of the Cartmel peninsula, between the mountains and the sea, and only 7 miles from Windermere.

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Ulverston is a fine market town in the centre of the Furness peninsula, with old buildings and a labyrinth of cobbled streets, and is the start of the 70 mile Cumbrian Way.

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The village of Staveley is situated a few miles to the north west of Kendal and at the entrance to the Kentmere Valley, one of the finest walkers and mountain bikers' territory to be found in England. The relatively gentle scarps of Reston Scar, Spy Crag and Lily Fell overlook Staveley and mark the beginning of an additional chain of hills known as the Kentmere Round. Many regular visitors will have already walked the Kentmere Horseshoe and mountain-bikers will have tackled the testing Kentmere to Longsleddale “Green Road”.

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Situated to the South of the Lake District, six miles from junction 36 of the M6 motorway, and only a few miles from the sea, Kendal is especially well placed to cater for everyone’s holiday needs.

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The World Of Beatrix Potter, Windermere.

Whether it has been five or fifteen years since you last visited, or this is your first time, the World of Beatrix Potter™ offers a warm welcome with something new for everyone.  Simply step in to the building to start experiencing the magical world that Beatrix Potter created in her books.

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Meadow View B&B, Staveley,LakeDistrict.

Meadow View is close to Windermere, Ambleside, Kendal, the Kentmere Valley, wonderful walking, mountain biking and cycling locations. 
2-5m walk from railway & bus stop.
Staveley is a vibrant, yet peaceful village with excellent village amenities. We have three comfortable bedrooms, (see our other listings), warm shower room floors, hot powerful showers, simple, good quality breakfasts
Our other rooms appear to be along the road but they're all on one floor. This is an AirBnB mapping issue!

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Gilpin Mill B&B near Lake Windermere

Gilpin Mill is a tranquil retreat set in a forgotten valley just a short drive from Lake Windermere and everything the south Lakes has to offer.

A colourful garden, wildlife galore and a house built for comfort, Gilpin Mill gives you the perfect excuse to escape from it all.

Gilpin Mill has been a mill from the 1500's to the end of the 19th century. Now, with a new mill house built for comfort and relaxation with oak beams, slate floors and open fires Gilpin Mill is a very welcoming bed and breakfast run by Steve and Jo Ainsworth. 

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Classic Adventure

Classic Adventure is about realising your ambitions. They work with all ages but in particular with those who have experienced a bit of life and can remember the 1980's, 70's, the 60's and even the 50's. There is no upper age limit to their adventures and they take pride in guiding folks who are in their prime!

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Pound Farm Holiday Chalets, Pods & Touring

The rural setting makes the most of the stunning views the area has to offer. It is understandable why Alfred Wainwright was so inspired by Bowness on Windermere. You will find Pound Farm Park nestling quietly in the Lake District National park just outside Windermere and Kendal. This is a perfect location to access the lakes but also offers a rural setting just outside the bustling towns.

The Park is superbly designed with local slate walls on either side of our main access bordering our elegant lodges as you look down the park.

It is ideally situated for you to enjoy all the Lake District has to offer whether it is sightseeing walking cycling climbing sailing or just relaxing away from it all.

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Brit Stops Camper Van Overnight Parking Cumbria

The Sun Inn welcomes Campervans in our large car park your welcome to park up and stay overnight join us for a drink and a bite to eat.  

About Brit Stops

Brit Stops book contains details of over 900 hosts who are all looking forward to meeting Britstoppers (that's over 200 new hosts this year). Clear and simple to use the book features country pubs, farm shops, vineyards, breweries, craft / antiques centres, etc. all offering an invitation through the Brit Stops scheme to stay overnight in your motorhome or campervan in a safe environment - free of charge! These are not camp sites, so won't have shower blocks or overnight toilet facilities, but you do get a pleasant stopover somewhere off the road, and a bit different.

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