Cumbria

Cumbria

The Lake District, Herdwick sheep, William Wordsworth, ancient stone henges, gorgeous lake-after-lake, amazing hiking trails, the tallest mountain in England, Hadrian’s Wall, friendly pubs and tons of B & Bs. It’s no wonder over fifteen million people visit this northwesterly part of England each year. At times, the mountainous land is rugged. At other times, it’s a lovely glide of picturesque farms dotted with sheep. Beautiful Cumbria.

Here is a lovely, 1-minute video featuring a top-10 look at Cumbria’s many attractions. This is a wonderful, 4-minute video that features some breathtaking footage of Cumbria. Though it’s primarily about cycling through this part of the UK, seeing the vistas from a cyclist’s point-of-view is a terrific way to enjoy the beauty of this land. This 25-minute video, by Rick Steves, covers The Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall and Durham.

FunFacts about Cumbria: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England. The county and Cumbria County Council, its local government, came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria’s county town is Carlisle, in the north of the county, and the only other major urban area is Barrow-in-Furness on the southwestern tip of the county. (Source)
  • Cumbria has six districts: Copeland, Allerdale, Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness, Eden and South Lakeland.
  • The population of Cumbria is just under half-a-million.
  • Carlisle is the largest city in Cumbria.
  • Cumbria is England’s third largest county by area.
  • Cumbria’s borders, quote: Cumbria is bounded to the north by the Scottish council areas of Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders, to the west by the Irish Sea, to the south by Lancashire, to the southeast by North Yorkshire, and to the east by County Durham and Northumberland. (Source)
  • Cumbria is a rural county and contains the beautiful Lake District first made famous by one of its resident poets, William Wordsworth.
  • Much of Cumbria is mountainous.
  • A large portion of the southeast part of the county is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Cumbria has several notable historic sites. These are Hadrian’s Wall (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Carlisle Castle, Hardknott Roman Fort, Furness Abbey, and Brough Castle.
  • During the Neolithic Period (12,000 years ago), Cumbria was an important center for stone-axe production.
  • Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth are two of the many famous people who have lived in Cumbria.

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29 thoughts on “Cumbria

  1. Staying in a B&B in Cumbria would be a really nice vacation. I’d also like to see Hadrian’s Wall and check out some of the castles!

  2. Would love to visit the castles and Cathidrals. The history between those walls – wow. Enjoyed the videos and pictilures.

  3. What beautiful scenery. The cathedral reminds me of Notre Dame’s burning. 🙁 The countryside is peaceful. A stay in a B and B would indeed be enjoyable.

  4. Such wonderful sights. I really enjoyed the videos. My friend from England has talked of being at Hadrian’s Wall. Lovely blogs this week.

  5. Wonderfully beautiful photos of the countryside. The photo of the inside of the cathedral is fantastic. I would love to live there and see all the beauty of the countryside. Lush, green vistas are special to me because I now live in NM and rarely do we see green fields.

  6. Just beautiful! Enjoyed the videos and would love to visit there. Beautiful scenery, and would love to see Hadrian’s Wall in person. So much to see and would love to stay in a B&B to see it all!! AZ

  7. I am from Virginia I have never been to England. Loved all the pictures and would love to visit the castles. I would love to feel a woolly sheep. Thanks for the chance

  8. I have read a bout England all my life and I would love to visit. I love castles, the mores and everything England.

  9. I’ve said many times that England is on my bucket list of places I would love to tour.
    I truly believe I have to make several trips because there’s no way I could see everything I want to see.
    I wouldn’t mind going several times but my wallet would have a nervous breakdown.
    I especially want to tour all the grand estates like I see on TV documentaries.
    Oh, and like the aerial view shows on TV.

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