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Roman CumbriaCarlisle and Cumbria: Roman and Medieval Architecture, Art and Archaeology (British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions) Under the Romans, and with its position on Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle had the distinction of being the most north-westerly centre of 'Romanitas' in a vast empire. Later, the castle-building programme, initiated under William II, the establishment of the priory in 1123, followed by the See in 1133, marked Carlisle out as a key strategic bulwark against an ever-present threat from the Scots. The majority of papers at the conference and in this volume focus on the cathedral, various aspects of its architectural development, the wonderful east window and its stained glass, the fine medieval woodwork and extraordinary paintings on the backs of the choir stalls and the ceiling of the Prior's Tower. The castle and other important churches and monastic sites in Cumbria were also examined, along with the Bishop's residence at Rose Castle, and an appreciation of the work of that distinguished cleric, Dean Tait.

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The Cottage in the Wood Country Hotel, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England. 17th Century former coaching Inn located in the middle of Whinlatter, England’s only mountain forest. Stunning views of the Forest Valley and Skiddaw mountain range. The Forest hosts a variety of wildlife including Deer and Red Squirrels. This 2 star hotel has achieved recognition through the award of a RAC White Ribbon and two Dining Awards, an AA rosette for culinary excellence, a Visit Britain Silver Award and inclusion in the 2006 Good Hotel Guide. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Gilpin Lodge Hotel, Crook Road, the English Lake District, Windermere LA23 3NE, England. A friendly, unpretentious, luxury country house hotel set in the beautiful Lake District National Park, Gilpin Lodge is perfectly situated - far from the crowds, but a stone's throw from the breathtaking lakes and fells, and almost opposite Windermere Golf Club ("the miniature Gleneagles"). All rooms are luxurious with lovely views, some with outdoor hot tubs and private gardens. Family-run since 1987, this is a Relais & Chateaux hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Tour The Lake DistrictThe Rough Guide to The Lake District (Rough Guide Travel Guides S.) The Lake District is an unusual subject for a Rough Guide: it isn't the usual exotic location that springs to mind. This new addition to the series is, however, a useful resource for the rucksack brigade, the 16 million people who visit Cumbria's national park every year. Popularised by writers such as William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and children's favourite Beatrix Potter, The Lake District continues to attract walkers, climbers, and tourists.

A Lifetime of MountainsA Lifetime of Mountains: The Best of A.Harry Griffin's 'Country Diary' Harry Griffin was an outdoor man: a climber, a walker, a wanderer, and this book will appeal to anyone who loves the Lake District and wild parts of the British landscape. Also it is a fascinating social history of rural life, vanished and present, from solitary hill shepherds to slate miners, mountain hares to mountain hares to mountain rescue teams. The Lake District.

Lake District RamblesLake District (Collins Rambler's Guides) Among the most spectacular landscapes in Britain, the Lake District offers a unique combination of crag and cafe, of ice-climb and ice-cream shop, or of the slippery gill and the hollyhocks of the cottage garden. It is this that makes the Lake District the perfect place for a walk on the wild, and yet civilised, side. The introduction gives information about the topography, geology and history of the area, and describes the flora and fauna inhabiting it. The main section of the book comprises 30 walks, suitable for all abilities, from young children to experienced walkers. Each walk has a key illustrating principal features, such as level of difficulty and type of terrain, a route profile indicating altitude and distances, as well as a fact file summarizing useful information, such as start and finish points, duration, safety advice and points of interest. It is illustrated with colour maps from leading authority, Harveys, and each walk is then described in detail.

Walks in the Lake District50 Walks in the Lake District (50 Walks In...) Explore the beauty of the Lake District with this walking guide. It offers over 50 walks around the country, including Kendal's Castle, Yew Tree Tarn and Rydal Water, while providing places to visit along the way, or extensions to make them easier or more challenging. Each walk highlights a particular feature, for instance wildlife, history or the countryside and ranges from two to ten miles in length. A location map indicates the starting point of the walk while topographical features are clearly marked to guide you along the route. Information is also provided on footpath signs, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines and an introduction to the county provides a brief background to the area. Tour The Lake District.

Best Pub Walks in the Lake DistrictBest Pub Walks in the Lake District A ghostly army marching down a bleak valley; a medieval knight buried along with his horse; one of England's greatest military disasters; the last wolf and wild boar. Strolling to and between the Lake District's pubs, you'll come across all of these and many other oddities when you follow the walks in this guide, an invaluable companion to accompany you on any visit to this favourite corner of England. The area covered includes most of the National Park and dips into quieter adjoining countryside. Visiting both renowned tourist spots and villages where two is a crowd even in high summer, the walks in this guide have the distinct advantage of including around forty of the region's best pubs in which the thirsty rambler can quench that well-earned thirst. Tour The Lake District.

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