must visit places in Cumbria

5 must visit places in Cumbria

Cumbria is a non metropolitan county located in the North West England. The county in question is famous for the Lake District and Lake District National Park. For that reason is one of the most popular region in the United Kingdom and this is the this largest county in England.

If you love the United Kingdom, you have to visit it. Which are the 5 must visit places in Cumbria? The list is long, but for sure we have to start with the lakes and the National Park.

Lakes and Nationl Park

Tourism is one of the first resources of the county. Cumbria lives thanks to tourists: only the National Park receives more than 15 million visitors every year. If you think that local population is something like 50.000 people, the number is impressive!

Visitors from whole United Kingdom, Europe and North America, but japanese too come here every year. Nature and a beautiful landscape are the most attractive things.

Lakes Aquarium

Located in the village of Lakeside, this is one of the must visit places in Cumbria. This is also a docking point of Windermere Lakes Cruises. It’s the third most visited attraction in Cumbria, loved by parents and kids. The aquarium opened in 1997, but during 2008 it was renewed and now is owened by a spanish company.

Sizergh Castle and Garden

This castle is in Helsington. The home is owned by the Hornyold-Strickland family and is one of the most visited attraction in the county because, from the last year (2016), is included in the visit of the Lake District National Park. A very important detail is that the tower is of the XIV or XV century.

Carlisle Cathedral

It is located in the capital of the county. The name is Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity and this is the seat of the anglican bishop of the city. The church was founded by an augustinian priory. It is a cathedral since 1133. It is beautiful and it is a mix of norman architectural style and gothic style. In the 13th centrury, the cathedral was rebuilt in this last style.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

It is located in Carlisle and was opened by the Carlisle Corporation in 1893. Before was a Jacobean mansion converted in a museum and art gallery. Since 2011 the museum is an indipendent charitable trust. Here you can find some interessant collections and much more.