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Newby Bridge

(See also Fell Foot Park and Garden)

Newby Bridge By Graeme DougalOnce a part of Lancashire, Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 to replace a wooden one that crossed the River Leven. There was once a turnpike road to Kendal that went through this now small village.

The Newby Bridge Hotel is a former mansion house, built in 1793 by JamesNewby Bridge River Leven and weir By Graeme DougalMachel, a member of a long-standing prominent family. William Wordsworth considered the family to be friends and corresponded with them. The letters are on display at the hotel and include a poem by Wordsworth, To Lizzie, one of the Machel children.

Tourist trains, hauled by steam locomotives, run from Haverthwaite through Newby Bridge to Lakeside. Newby Bridge train By Graeme DougalOriginally built in 1869 as a branch line of the Furness Railway, the train connects with Lake Windermere's steamers. It's a favourite 3½ mile ride for train enthusiasts.

Newby Bridge is a convenient base to explore the Furness peninsula and southern Lakeland areas.

Photos courtesy of Graeme Dougal


On the A590/592, 8 miles south of the town of Windermere.

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