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Reasons to be Cheerful: Part 12

Your London Tours wants to encourage you to spend your vacation in the UK. But what can the UK offer that other countries can’t? In the latest instalment of a blog series, we continue to list our all-time favourite places that can be visited in the UK.

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Welcome Back to Britain. This month, the Lake District


5 reasons to visit Central Lake District

  • Lake Windermere: cruise on the largest inland body of water in England.
  • Hill Top: home of children’s writer and illustrator Beatrix Potter.
  • Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread shop, Grasmere: Delicious recipe baked daily.
  • Dove Cottage, Grasmere: home of Romantic poet William Wordsworth.
  • Steam Yacht Gondola: National Trust vessel cruise on Coniston Water.


5 reasons to visit the Southern Lake District

  • Kendal Castle: 14th cent ruins: Henry VIII’s sixth wife Catherine Parr born here.
  • Holy Trinity Church (Kendal): widest parish church in England – five aisles.
  • Levens Hall: last surviving original 17th century gardens in the England.
  • Cartmel Church: Augustan Priory founded 1189. Famous for stain glass.
  • L’Enclume (Cartmel): Simon Rogan’s Michelin 5-star restaurant.


5 reasons to visit the North-Eastern Lake District

  • Ullswater: lake featuring Pooley Bridge and Sharrow Bay as local beauty spots.
  • Brougham Hall: fortified 14th cent manor house known as Windsor of the North.
  • Wetheriggs Country Pottery: last steam-powered pottery factory. Built 1860s.
  • Greystoke Castle: interesting village and estate famous for the legend of Tarzan.
  • St Andrew’s Church, Penrith: famous for its Viking hogback tombs.


5 reasons to visit the North-Western Lake District

  • Wordsworth House (Cockermouth): where the romantic poet was born in 1770.
  • Whitehaven: location of the last attempted invasion of Britain – by America!
  • Pencil Museum (Keswick): 16th century discovery of graphite made town famous.
  • St Kentigern (Great Crosthwaite): burial place of romantic poet Robert Southey.
  • Buttermere: lake of the dairy pastures. Regarded as most beautiful of the lakes.



Your London Tours chief administrator Jo Bull said: “We cannot force anyone to spend their vacation in the UK, but we can entice them with these recommendations. We hope they will take them into account when making Your London Tours their first port of call for a trip to remember.”