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Best Western have 7 hotels in Cumbria

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Book one of Best Western's beautiful hotels in Cumbria for a weekend away in a breath-taking landscape of lakes and fells. If you like peaceful countryside, Cumbria is the place to go as it's the most sparsely populated county in the whole United Kingdom. There is a wide range of places to visit and things to see from any one of our tranquil Cumbria hotels.

Holidays in the Cumbria countryside

If you're after a rural and rugged setting, certainly try booking a Best Western hotel in Cumbria. Bordered by the Scottish counties Dumfries and Galloway and, to the west, the wild Irish Sea, visitors to this country will never be far from some truly fierce countryside. The county itself contains some of England's most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The Lake District, and its associated National Park are both top of the list of places to visit in Britain. The glistening lakes and wild mountain ranges ooze atmosphere and natural beauty. If you like raw, primitive scenery, Cumbria contains all of England's peaks over 900 metres above sea level including Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England and standing tall above the remote West Water. Definitely head to Kendal and Keswick from your Cumbria hotel as, known as the gateway to the lakes, these towns will open up a some of the most wild and impressive countryside this country has to offer. Relax on the Windermere or Ullswater steamer and sample Kendall's famous mint cake.

History of Cumbria

The county's heritage is flavoured with plenty of brawls and invasions, migration and settlement. The plains and mountain ranges witnessed plenty of skirmishes between the English, Scots and Picts. The region is home to a number of museums and historic sites including Carlisle Castle, Muncaster Castle, Furness Abbey and Piel Castle among others. Roman-Britain enthusiasts, when choosing their Best Western hotel in Cumbria, should pick one close to Ravenglass, a town containing a Roman Bath House and with easy access to the Hardknott Roman Fort and Hadrian's Wall.

Beach holidays in Cumbria

With one of the longest coastlines of the all the British counties, it is certainly worth visiting the beautiful beaches of Western Cumbria. Our hotel in Cumbria nearest to the coast is based just outside the charming town of Kendal, a settlement well worth a visit. Perhaps the best way to witness this beautiful part of the country is by train. View the 180-mile coastline, from Grange-over-Sands and Barrow in the South to the Solway Firth's enticing sands in the North from the relaxing Ravenglass & Eckdale Railway. Keep your wits about you as the journey draws to a close; it was in these hills that the Wicker Man was filmed.

Attractions in Cumbria

There are plenty of nature trails and walks criss-crossing through the Northern County. The recently opened Annandale Way, a 53-mile route from the source of the River Annan to the Solway Firth, is worth a particular mention. For keen botanists and zoologists, the area of North West Cumbria contains a large area of protected salt flats and over 750 square kilometres of sites of special scientific interest. Book a Cumbria hotel and follow in Wordsowrth's footsteps around the Grasmere and Rydal Water, or, in similar vein, visit Hill Top Farm of favourite children's author Beatrix Potter. For something totally different why not visit in early May, during the world-famous Keswick Jazz Festival, which sees famous and loved musicians from all over the planet meet in the delightful and unlikely setting of Keswick to stretch their vocal cords and jam. For a historical day out, explore Penrith's Dark Age Rheged. The Roman Wall still inspires awe but more impressive still is Castlerigg Stone Circle. Book a Cumbria hotel with Best Western and enjoy one of the most peaceful and spectacular areas in the western world - a truly exciting and always memorable UK short break.

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Attractions in Cumbria:

Wordsworth's Rydal Mount. Courtesy of the Cumbria Tourist Board
Rydal Mount

Opening times:
Mar-Oct: daily 9.30am-5pm; Nov, Dec & Feb: Wed-Sun 11am-4pm Feb 2013; not Mon or Tue (various dates)

Discover life in the early 1800s at Pockerley Manor, Beamish. Courtesy of Beamish

Opening times:
Summer Season: daily 10am-5pm
Winter Season: Tue-Thu, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm Nov 2012 - Apr 2013; not Mon or Fri (various dates)

Newcastle United FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Sunderland AFC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Bamburgh Castle. Photo by Jane Ellis, courtesy of Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle

Opening times:
Nov 2012 - Feb 2013; Weekends only (various dates)

What's on in Cumbria:

Trophy D’Ecosse

Dates Open:
02/04/2015 to 05/04/2015

Dressing as the reivers did at the Hawick Reivers Festival
Hawick Reivers Festival

Dates Open:
27/03/2015 to 29/03/2015

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