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  • Compare and choose from our range of B&Bs and boutique hotels across Cumbria.
  • Options include small independent hotels in Cumbria to family-run guest houses, where your needs will be taken care of by the owner.
  • All of our properties provide a comfy bed, a prepared breakfast, and suggestions will be offered on travel and tourist attractions.
  • This is an affordable and often more characterful alternative to staying in a larger hotel in Cumbria.

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Cumbria B&B Reviews

"Probably one of the best small hotels/inns we have visited. The welcome was warm and matched the atmosphere, and standards in every respect were extremely high. The Plough Inn, beautifully located as it is, provided us with a thoroughly enjoyable and very relaxing short break." Ronald Smith

"Attention to detail made this a must stay, and will repeat location. It was level of care I would expect at a 4-star hotel. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to stay anywhere on the Hadrian's Wall walk." Antony Benton

"Very clean, spacious, beautiful room and large modern bathroom and shower. Great view of the wall from our room. The hostess was friendly and booked our evening meal for us. A true 5 star B&B." Ronald Osborne

"Our stay was superb. The overall hospitality each time we returned to Hill on the Wall was a highlight. A very warm atmosphere. The communal breakfast table was also a great idea so you could chat with other guests. The best B&B we stayed in whilst in the UK. Would highly recommend." Jill Cohen

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Cumbria Visitor information


An Introduction to Cumbria

Cumberland is an historic county in the north-west of England and borders with Scotland. It is now part of the larger administrative county of Cumbria, but is home to the old border city of Carlisle, the Lake District National Park and England's highest peak, Scafell Pike. Visit the many pretty villages and long dramatic coast.

Things to do in Cumbria

Some of the attractions of Cumbria are Keswick Museum and the poet William Wordsworth's former home. Muncaster Castle, completed in 1208 is also home to the world owl centre. You can also visit Birdoswald Roman Fort and Hadrians Wall. Theatre by the lake is in Keswick and in Carlisle visit the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.

Getting to Cumbria

By Train

Cumbria is easily accessible by train and can by reached using three main operators: First Trans Pennine Express, Virgin Trains and Northern. From London Euston the train journey is 3 hours.

By Air

Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle and Blackpool Airports are well connected to the M6 motorway and are all situated less than 90 minutes drive from the county.

By Coach and Bus

National Express coaches run regular services to most of the towns in the Lake District and from London Victoria to Kendal it takes approximately 6.5 hours. The main local bus operator is Stagecoach.

By Car

Using motorways from Manchester it takes approximately 1.5 hours to reach Cumbria - The Lake District, whilst the average journey time from London and the south east is around 5 hours. The A69 and A66 provide road links to the North East. The M6 runs through the East of Cumbira and to the west the main roads are the A595, A596, A591, A6 and A66


Cumbria History


Mesolithic peoples inhabited the coastal areas of the Lake District from around 5,500B.C. until the arrival of Neolithic people which  saw the introduction of farming.

Following the Roman conquest of England in 43 AD Cumbria remained independent of Roman rule for some time until 79A.D. The 7th - 10th centuries saw rival claims from Scottish and Anglo-Saxon kings for sovereignty over much of Cumbria. 

The Vikings began raids on Britain in the eighth century. The Viking influence lingered in the Lake District until the Middle Ages. Cumbria came under Scottish rule until 1072, when England's second Norman King, William II, 'Rufus' took Carlisle, settling the town with his Norman followers. The town was retaken by David I, King of Scots in 1136. Cumbria was again returned to English sovereignty in 1157 by Malcom IV of Scotland, known as 'the Maiden'.

The advent of the railways in the eighteenth century brought rapid increase in tourism to the area and many industrialists built mansions on the shores of Lake Windermere. Touring the Lake District was initially the preserve of the wealthy, but the arrival of the railways opened up the area to greater numbers of visitors from the industrialised areas of Manchester and Liverpool, meaning that Cumbria was no longer socially and economically isolated from the rest of the country. The first line in the county linked Carlise and Newcastle in the 1830's.

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