If you’re searching for a UK staycation, plan a trip to visit West Cumbria, a beautiful part of the UK and a stone’s throw away from the Lake District National Park. Once a bustling industrial region famous for shipbuilding and iron ore mining, this region is home to a handful of quaint Victorian seaside resorts.
From the valleys from Eskdale to Ennerdale, take in the vast amount of unspoiled nature as far as the eye can see! Here you will find plenty to see and do, such as The Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Mining Institute Library, the Gosforth Roman Fort.
Visit West Cumbria and get ready to experience panoramic views, rolling hills, and historical attractions.
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Things To Do In West Cumbria
There are many things to do, such as kayaking on Wast Water, a glacial lake in the Lake District National Park, or scaling Skiddaw Walk. You can also visit Hadrian’s Wall, which runs through the region, and was built by the Roman Empire.
While visiting the Lake District, be sure to visit the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery, where you can learn more about the history and heritage of this region.
Unlike Kendal and Lake Windermere, West Cumbria offers a more relaxed retreat and is the perfect place to stay if you want a peaceful weekend break. Feel as though you’re in the highlands by visiting the stone circle in Kirksanton. Known as Giants Grave, it’s a remarkable place to see.
From here, head to the Roman Bath House in Ravenglass. Legend has it that King Author was taken here when injured in battle.
If you enjoy bird watching, make sure to spend some time at St Bee’s RSPB Reserve. Home to kittiwakes, fulmars, and puffins, among other species, have your camera at the ready!
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