The Cumbria Directory
Carlisle Castle by Alexander P Kapp Geograph 2143660
Carlisle Castle

Victoria Park Carlisle by G Laird Geograph 1440167

Castlerigg Stone Circle by Cath Platt Geograph 5129981

Kendal Town Hall by David Dixon

Bridge House Ambleside by Rob Bendall

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“I do not know of any tract of country, in which, in so narrow a
compass, may be found an equal variety in the influences of light and
shadow upon the sublime and beautiful.”
William Wordsworth

The poet, Wordsworth, was referring to one of England's most beautiful regions, the Lake District National Park. Comprising 885 square miles, it is the best known part of the county of Cumbria. But there is more to Cumbria than the Lake District.

Murton Village Street by David Brown Geograph 303782Cumbria is a land of beauty and variety, from its busy cities and historic market towns to its stone and slate villages, each possessing their own character.

Cumbria's landscape is diverse. Wild fells and high passes with endless views stir the imagination. Quiet pastoral countryside and valleys enchant. Rivers twist and tumble. Glacial lakes reflect cloud-topped mountains. Man-made drystone walls march across the dales. Woodlands and coastal scenery add to the mix.

Warcop War Memorial by G Laird Geograph 5513369The legacy of the past is here in prehistoric and Roman remains. Stone circles and burial cairns dot the land. Old Roman roads and forts still command attention. Historic places of worship and ruined castles speak of Norman times. Country houses and gardens delight the visitor.

Walkers call this county ┬┤paradise┬┤. Everywhere the grandeur of the scenery speaks to the glory of Cumbria. Welcome to this much-loved land.

Skiddaw by Peter Trimming Geograph 4569576

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike by Michael Graham Geograph 265592
Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Rydal Road Ambleside by Diliff

St Michael the Archangel Church Whittington by Karl and Ali Geograph 4914885

Main Street Ravenglass by Peter Trimming Geograph 3312378