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The Lake District

Cumbria, United Kingdom

The Lake District is a national park in the UK, and one of the gems of the north of England. If you’re interested in hiking, photography, outdoor adventures, cosy pubs with home-cooked food or visiting the homes of famous poets, then the Lake District is for you. Getting there couldn’t be easier, with Ambleside and Windermere in the South Lakes a mere 30 min drive from the M6 motorway. Reaching the Lake District by train is easy too, with frequent departures from London taking a little over 2.5 hours, and prices from £22.

Speaking of trains, you can take a train into the centre of the National Park from Ravensglass deep into the Eskdale valley. This is a narrow gauge steam train ride, a journey you won’t find anywhere else in the UK. Once you’ve finished canyoning, hiking or cycling around the beautiful countryside, the Lake District is full of cosy, welcoming pubs that serve more real ale than you can shake a stick at. Give the Royal Oak in Ambleside or the Dog and Gun in Keswick a try for a proper Cumbrian experience.

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