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Photographs of Yorkshire inc. The Lake District in Cumbria

with cottages in the vicinity.

Holiday Cottages in Yorkshire and Photographs - click to go to first slide.

Typical country scene in North Yorkshire - Cumbria area (Click photograph above to go to first slide)


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This page contains photographs taken during a visit to the Yorkshire - Cumbria area in the spring.


Yorkshire is a historic county of northern England and the largest in Great Britain. Yorkshire has three national parks, in the form of the Peak District, North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. The coastal areas of Yorkshire are also renowned for their beauty, there are several nature reserves run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds on the coast, offering a chance to see the likes of the Northern Gannet and Atlantic Puffin.

Cumbria is a shire county in the North West of England. Cumbria came into existence as a county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. The county consists of six districts, and has a total population of 498,800. Cumbria, the third largest ceremonial county in England, is bound to the west by the Irish Sea, to the south by Lancashire, to the southeast by North Yorkshire, and to the east by County Durham and Northumberland. Scotland lies directly to the north.

A predominantly rural county, Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park, considered one of the most beautiful areas of the United Kingdom. Much of the county is mountainous, with the highest point of the county (and of England) being Scafell Pike at 978 m (3210 ft). All the territory in England that is over 3,000 feet above sea level is in Cumbria. Parts of Hadrian's Wall can be found in the northernmost reaches of the county, in and around Carlisle.

100's of Holiday Cottages in Yorkshire, Durham, and Cumbria for that perfect Holiday - Drill down to hundreds of cottages in our pages of towns and villages in these counties.



Click on thumbnail photograph to go to that photograph in the slide show.
Teal Cottage - Middleham Middleham View from Middleham Castle Middleham Castle Horse Training centre - Middleham
Wensleydale Herriot's Hotel Wensleydale Black Bull Pub - Hawes The Crown - Hawes Countryside en'route to Kendal in Cumbria
Swaledale sheep Fence construction Ribblehead Viaduct The Dent Fault
The Dent Fault Cumbria countryside en'route to Kendal plus wind-power generators
Kendal, Cumbria Scenes in the dales and approaching the Lake District in Cumbria
Scenes between Kendal and the Lakes Lake Windermere
Lake Windermere NT Property
On the shore of Windermere Approaching Hilltop farm Hill Top Farm, Sawrey - Beatrix Potter's residence and very popular with the tourists
Hill Top gardens including Peter Rabbit's garden in the centre Acknowledgement of Beatrix Potter's books - neighbouring houses
Google map of Middleham   Satellite view of Middleham
Google map of The Lake District area    Satellite view of the Lake District area
Google map of The Windermere area    Satellite view of the Windermere area
Google map of Sawrey  Satellite view of Hill Top
    Beatrix Potter    


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