Breath-taking beauty, spectacular scenery of mountains, valleys, lakes and rolling countryside. With a turbulent history of Romans, Vikings, Normans and Scots.
At the heart of the region is the Lake District World Heritage Site and National Park. William Wordsworth described the area as “The loveliest spot that man hath ever found”. This glorious setting also shields a history of Roman occupation, Anglo/Scots border warfare and a land of myths and legends. Add its unique Agricultural Heritage and understand why it inspired poets, artist and writers. Whether your interests are in the Lake Poets, Historic Houses, Gardens, ancient castles, picturesque villages, bustling market towns, stunning scenery or its wealth of literary and artistic inspirations – your choice is endless – they are all here and more.
Carlisle, once a Roman town and fort and a great border city is the capital of the Region.