The Lake District is a magical place and has been enthralling visitors for centuries. But it is also a working landscape, a patchwork of hill and lowland farms interspersed by villages home to artists, craftspeople and entrepreneurs with an appetite for life – and a determination to survive no matter what – which makes it a unique part of Britain.
Here are 50 reasons to visit Cumbria and any one of them could change your life… it did for us, we bought a castle! We thought we’d stay for a couple of years and move on but 24 years later we’re still here.
What could a visit do for you?