Just an hour’s drive down the M6 takes you into the Lake District, England’s largest National Park. Spectacular scenery including England’s highest mountain – Scafell Pike and the marvellous lakes. The Lake District has over 6,000 archaeological sites and monuments, dating from prehistory to WW2, 1,740 listed buildings and 21 conservation areas. There are too many things to see and do in one visit, and certainly something for everyone.
William Wordsworth is buried in St. Oswald´s Churchyard in Grasmere, along with his wife, Mary and his beloved sister, Dorothy.
Hill Top, former home of Beatrix Potter, welcomes visitors worldwide.
Graphite was first discovered in the hills around Keswick in the 16th Century, and when the pencil was invented it led to the development of a massive industry in the Lake District. Today, the Cumberland Pencil Museum sits on the site of the original factory.