Cumbria Travel and Accommodation Resources

Here are a few links to things I like, feel are useful and worth checking out:

Accommodation Ideas:

For lake views:
The Newby Bridge Hotel at the southern end of Lake Windermere with views down the lake and stunning landscaped gardens.
http://www.newbybridgehotel.co.uk/

For idyllic countryside:
The Damson Dene Hotel in the beautiful Lyth Valley which is in between Bowness and Kendal, a real hidden gem. Restaurant and bar with private leisure facilities mean you don’t need to leave the grounds.
http://www.damsondene.co.uk/

For town accommodation:
You can’t go wrong with Kendal as a base for exploring northern Lancashire and the Lake District. The Riverside Hotel in Kendal is easy to get to from the M6 either north or south and has a direct rail link to Windermere.
http://www.riversidekendal.co.uk/

General Travel Resources:

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http://lakedistrictgrandtour.co.uk/ – “A Lake District Grand Tour” website and soon to be published book by Mike Carden, “Pedalling through Lakeland: The Challenge, The History, The Wildlife, The Scones”