East Cumbria is an area of outstanding natural beauty in the North of England. When you visit this quieter region of Cumbria, you’ll see how it features some of the most breathtaking views and unique landscapes England has to offer.
From winding rivers with crystal clear water to rolling hills of moss and heather, there are so many things to take in when exploring this area! The landscape itself has been shaped and moulded over 200 million years and now attracts adventurous families and couples ready to hike and explore.
So, if you’re searching for the perfect UK staycation, book a holiday cottage in East Cumbria with Herdwick Cottages.
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Penrith has a rich history and is home to many attractions, including Penrith Castle, which was built in 1810 by James Wyatt. The castle offers an insight into Victorian architecture and design, with its dramatic turrets and grand entrance hall.
Nearby are two other ancient castles dating back to the 1100s – Alnwick Castle and Brougham Castle, which provide visitors with beautiful views over Upper Eden Valley.
The area around Penrith also boasts some beautiful walks, including Ullswater Way. Or, if you are looking for a quaint English town to visit, head to Appleby-In-Westmorland. This market town had a strategic advantage in the Eden Valley, after the Norman Conquest, and is home to Lady Anne Clifford’s restored estates.
You can also find the Cumbria Cycle Way, the Westmorland Way, and the Pennine Way in Appleby. For those seeking to scale to new heights during their UK staycation, head to Alston in East Cumbria, the highest part of the North Pennines. Around 100 ft above sea level, it’s the best place to challenge your mind and body.
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