I recommend you to visit this place!
- The Lake district lays in one of the most beautiful areas in England;
- Its position is exactly in the north-west part of the country;
- The west part lies on the Irish sea;
- Its location makes it the wettest part of England.
- The Lake district is one of fourteen national parks in the United Kingdom. It is situated in Cumbria, one of England’s most mountainous region;
- Its features are a result of periods of glaciation, the most recent of which ended some 15000 years ago;
- The lakes support three rare and endangered species of fish: the vendace, the shelly and the arctic charr.
- The lakes and waters do not naturally support as many species of fish as other similar habitats in the south of the country and elsewhere in Europe;
- There are fourteen lakes in the Lake district which are affected.
It is simply wonderful!
For sheer scenic splendor, few places in England can measure up to the outlandishly beautiful Lake District, where Wordsworth, Coleridge and their Romantic compatriots famously sought their poetic muse in the 19th century
To me the meanest flower
That blows can give thoughts
That do often lie
With such a wealth of natural riches, it’s hardly surprising that the Lake District is one of the country’s favourite places for savoring the great outdoors, but there’s much more to this region than fine views – it’s also packed with history and culture, from the abandoned slate mines around Honister and the ruined abbey of Furness to the literary landmarks of Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, both former homes of one William Wordsworth .
The landscape of the Lakes is as breathtaking as any you’ll find in Switzerland or the French Alps – a sweeping panorama of humpbacked mountains, razorblade crags and screen-covered hillsides, strewn with mountainous tarns and some of the largest natural lakes anywhere in England .
- Penrith is the capital of Cumbria.It is a large town acting as a regional centre for the eastern Lake District, just outside the National Park.
- Its position has resulted, since Roman times, in its development as a military centre.
Albert Street workhouse
- It was built between 1399 and 1470 as a defense against Scottish raids. It is believed to have been first built by William Strickland who later become Bishop of Carlisle. The castle is situated within the town of Penrith, Cumbria, England opposite the railway station.
- The castle and the town remained part of the Crown Estate until the reign of William III who gave it and most other Crown property in Cumberland to his friend Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland. The castle eventually passed from the Earls and Dukes of Portland to the Dukes of Devonshire who sold it to the Lancaster & Carlisle Railway Company who built Penrith railway station it later passed into the ownership of the Penrith Urban District Council who in the 1920s converted the grounds into a public park and built housing nearby.
- This building consisted of a two-storey main block connected at its centre to a U-shaped main building at the rear. A separate hospital block was located to the north.
You will want to make sure that you enjoy as much of the local nature and natural wonders as possible when you visit the Lake District. It will be hard to find this kind of beauty anywhere else in England, maybe even the world…
- The Lake District is intimately associated with English literature in the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Thomas Gray was the first to bring the region to attention but it was William Wordsworth whose poems were most famous and influential.
- Dove cottage was the home of Williams Wordsworth’s from 1799 to 1808. The cottage is located in the hamlet of Town End, a place and a landscape at the centre of the English Lake District where the poet lived, wrote and found inspiration.