Cumbria Attractions, some places you can visit in the county of Cumbria, England, United Kingdom.
Events and Attractions in Cumbria, England, UK.
Whitehaven: One of the biggest events to be held in Whitehaven is the Maritime Festival, which is generally held every 2 years since 1999. The last one was held in 2007 and the next planned event is to be held for the Queen's Jubilee in 2012. The Whitehaven Maritime Festival has been known to attract in the region of 350,000 people.
Lake District: If you do not plan to visit anywhere else in Cumbria, you should at least visit the Lake District, the largest of England's National Parks. Unpolluted lakes and rivers, towering mountains and impressive scenery welcomes all who visit.
Carlisle Castle: The first stop if you are visiting the city of Carlisle should be Carlisle Castle, built by the Norman William Rufus (William II). The castle is now run by English Heritage. When the weather is favourable take a walk around the castle, grounds and walls.
Keswick: If you are staying in Keswick make sure you visit the Castlerigg Stone Circle, which is situated close to the town, it comprises about 1,300 standing stones. The area is fairly exposed, so pick a day when the weather is fine.
Portinscale: Close to Keswick, Portinscale is also a handy spot for visiting the Castlerigg Stone Circle, on your return pop into the Farmers Arms for a pint and a snack. While in portinscale head down to Derwentwater for some water sports activities.
Appleby-in-Westmorland: If you are planning a trip to Appleby, time it so that you can visit the Appleby Horse Fair, which takes place in June every year. Appleby is one of Britain's oldest horse fairs and is well worth a visit when the weather is fine.
Ulverston: When visiting Ulverston make sure that you visit the Laurel and Hardy Museum, a very interesting tribute to the famous comedy pair and an ideal place to visit when the weather is not so good.
Reagill: There are numerous pretty little hamlets and villages in Cumbria, Reagill is just one.
The predominantly rural county of Cumbria has a huge choice of attraction which you can visit if you are planning a trip to the area. The attraction for which Cumbria is perhaps best known is the Lake District National Park, an area of great beauty and a major tourist draw for the county.