Our Region At A Glance


There’s no denying Ambleside’s beauty and with its central location and good road links, it provides a great base for exploring the surrounding Lake District.


Appleby-in-Westmorland in the beautiful Eden Valley is a charming market town with the opportunity to enjoy life in the Lake District away from the busier tourist towns.

Askam, Broughton and Kirkby-in-Furness

Lying a little further north in the Furness region, these three residential areas are all within easy reach of Barrow and Ulverston as well as the Lakes and Cumbria's coast.


The largest town in South Cumbria and known world-over for its rich history of shipbuilding, with the shipyards now primarily focused on submarine construction.


The historic town of Brampton is situated close to Hadrian’s Wall and provides a relaxed pace of life in a traditional Cumbrian setting.


Known as the Border City, Carlisle is the largest settlement in the county and has been a significant part of the UK since well before Roman times.


Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth, is a market town with a distinctive medieval layout on the edge of the Lake District.


Located on the banks of Coniston Water, in the shadow of the Coniston fells, the town was originally built to support the local slate quarrying and copper mining.


Dalton is the ancient and historic capital of Furness, located less than 30 miles from the Lake District and close to the Irish Sea coast and nature reserves.


Egremont is a small market town, about five miles south of Whitehaven.

Grange and Cartmel

Enjoying a prime location on the northern reaches of Morecambe Bay, Grange-over-Sands is a picturesque town with many Victorian-era properties.


The "Gateway to the Lakes", Kendal is a vibrant town which boasts a growing reputation for the internationally acclaimed festivals taking place throughout the year.


Keswick has been inspiring authors, poets and painters for centuries – and with its picturesque setting and stunning backdrop, it’s no wonder.

Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh

Sat on the edges of the Yorkshire Dales, these two market towns have heaps of rural charm and interesting discoveries at every turn.


Maryport is the southernmost town on the Solway Firth, a coastal settlement that dates all the way back to Roman times.


The picturesque market town of Penrith is located in the Eden Valley, only three miles away from the Lake District National Park.


Ulverston is a bright and bustling market town, home to a diversity of innovative, high-tech and more traditional businesses.


Building its fortunes on shipping and coal mining, this West Cumbrian coastal town has a rich industrial and maritime heritage.

Windermere and Bowness

Windermere is the first port of call for many visitors to the Lake District, with nearby Bowness one of the region's most popular holiday locations.


You’ll find Workington in the west of the county perched on the Solway Coast, but the label of ‘seaside town’ doesn’t really fit.

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