If you are planning a vacation and are considering visiting Cumbria, stop considering and start booking your trip! Cumbria is known to be one of the most gorgeous places in the UK. The Lakes District is the most famous area in Cumbria and is what draws many visitors to the area and captures their hearts and imaginations. Many people come to Cumbria to experience the walks of the area.
Walks of Cumbria
Cumria has some amazing walks and you can spend your entire vacation doing just these if you are so inclined. Pennine Way alone could keep you busy with 267 miles of trail. The coast to coast walk is another 190 miles. Hadrian's Wall Path is a shorter trail of only 83 miles.
If you like trails but would rather go on a bicycle, try the C2C Cycleway. This trail is 140 miles long and was specifically designed for bikers. You can see some lovely scenery along this cycling path. Furness Way is another nice trail that can be used for cycling or walking, which is 75 miles long.
Buildings to Visit
If you like to sight see historical buildings, then Cumbria will be a real treat for you. There are several castles and forts to visit. For those who like antiquity there are Roman ruins to explore, and for an even deeper look into the past there are various stone circles to look around. You will feel you are a part of the past as you wander around these relics from ancient times. For a look at more recent history, visit some of the art museums and galleries in Cumbria such as Keswick Museum, Penrith Museum or Abbot Hall. If you like to visit historic houses, there are several to choose from in Cumbria cush as Hutton in the forest and Levens Hall.
So if you like walking, cycling or sightseeing there is something for you in Cumbria. You really owe it to yourself to come take a look at this gem of an area. The only danger is once you visit you may never want to leave.