Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle is known as the Great Border City due to its location on the border between Scotland and England with the castle built towards the end of the 11th century to try and secure the northern English border. An indication of how volatile the region was is that the castle has been besieged more than…

The Lake District

The Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the UK. Benefiting from an incredible diversity of natural and cultural heritage which makes it stand out from other locations in the UK and across the world. The spectacular landscapes are known to have inspired many, including William Wordsworth, Alfred Wainwright and Beatrix…

North Pennines

North Pennines

The North Pennines is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and UNESCO Global Geopark. Including an abundance of heather moors, delightful dales, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, glorious waterfalls including High Force, one of the most impressive waterfalls in England, fantastic birds, distinctive plants and fascinating imprints of a mining and industrial past…

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is the largest surviving Roman monument in Europe and is designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Stretching for almost 80 miles across the north of England it is set within the wild beauty of Cumbrian and Northumbrian landscapes and provides excellent walking routes and historical sites. The nearest site to Long Byres…

Lowther Castle

Lowther Castle

Lowther Castle is a fantastic 18th century gothic castle with extensive & beautiful garden grounds set over 130 acres. It is one of the leading tourist attractions in Cumbria. With plenty to see and do while you are there, make sure sure to experience the brilliant food in the cafe & take away stand, the…

Lanercost Priory

Lanercost Priory

Lanercost Priory is a well-preserved monastic site originally founded in the 12th Century. The Priory enjoys a fascinating history being the temporary residence of King Edward I for several months in the early 14th century before being an early casualty of the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in March 1537. Now managed by…