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John Ruskin in Brantwood

John Ruskin used to live in Brantwood, which is a property that looks over Coniston water, and here you will find a great deal of fantastic information about the Victorian thinker. In the house you will find a video about him, as well as several portraits, and many of his own drawings.

There are also several examples of period furniture in the house which have

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The Castlerigg Stone Circle in the off season

The Castlerigg Stone Circle is a monument that can be seen in almost any art gallery in Lakeland. Of course, these are only pictures of it, and in real life, it is an incredible sight. This is a very popular tourist destination, and it can get very busy, especially during the holiday months. For this reason, it can be best to visit when the area

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New Lifestyle Magazine launches for the Lake District

An exciting new competition has recently been launched by The Face of Windermere and Kendal. This competition is going to offer people who are working in the local area the opportunity to have one of their photographs featured on the front cover of their lifestyle magazine. 12 winners are going to be selected from the competition and their photographs are going to feature on the

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Castlerigg Stone Circle at Keswick in the Lake District

If you have small children and are looking to amuse them in the Lake District without going to a lot of trouble, here’s an idea that will go down a treat and requires very little effort. Take a trip to Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick, ignore the history, forget the mystery and treat the wow factor scenery with disdain, all you need is a few

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A look at the life of Beatrix Potter

Helen Beatrix Potter was a famous English author who passed away on the 22nd December 1943. She was, and still is, best known for the children’s books she wrote and illustrated which included the hugely popular ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ and also ‘The Tale of Flopsy Bunnies’. Beatrix published many books between the 1890’s and the 1920’s, each of her books has sold in

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The Lake District is one of the UK’s most desirable National Parks

Located in the north-west part of England is the Lake District, which is one of the most remarkable National Parks in the UK. As might be revealed by its name, it is a place with many lakes, but also a huge number of mountains which have fantastic hiking. There are many notable towns in the area, all of which have excellent accommodation options for you

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Caravan holidays offer a relaxing time for all

If you are thinking about a relaxing holiday in the UK going caravanning can be a great option. It is something that is very easy to organise, because you don’t have to organise accommodation, you simply have to fill up the tank and go. The only thing you have to plan is where you want to stop in the evening, and where you want to

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Climbing in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most well known climbing regions of the UK with climbers attracted to the region from all over the country due to the great Lakeland crags. With the Valley of Wasdale located underneath of the Lake District Mountains there are plenty of places to climb including the actual mountain peaks themselves of Scafell, Scafell Pike, and Great Gable.


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The grand houses near the Lake District

There are many grand houses located throughout the general Cumbria and Lake District area and each has its own significant character. Many of these homes actually started out as small castles and served as buffers between English towns and the medieval land of Scotland.

Some of the structures were actually nothing more than fortified towers that are now developed into farmhouses that spread across the

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The National Trust in the Lake District

The National Trust are a name synonymous with stunning tourist attractions across the UK, and the Lake District National Park is no exception. There are 20 National Trust sites in and around the Lake District, so members, or non members, can have a great time exploring the houses, castles and expanses of stunning landscapes that are maintained by the National Trust for us all to

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