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Mini guide to Ullswater

     

Ullswater is the second largest lake in picturesque Cumbria, the English Lake District. The lake meanders through eight miles of gorgeous mountain terrain. Although popular with tourists, the area has not been built up and remains relatively unspoiled, which is part of its charm. In the summer, it is a popular sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and fishing destination. Those less sporty can enjoy a leisurely cruise on the lake.

Nature is the topmost attraction here and the area around Ullswater provides for miles of hiking and walking trails, fit for every level. You can walk to the quaint hamlet of Bennet Head, which long ago had a Benedictine monastery. The High Street - an ancient Roman road - is a great walk from Pooley Bridge to the northern tip of the lake, over the mountains to Ambleside. There are also many small villages and towns along the way, with beautiful traditional farmhouses dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Also, don't miss the spectacular Aira Force waterfalls.

Within a few miles of the lake, there are two medieval castles worth visiting: Greystoke and Dacre. Construction on Greystoke Castle began in 1129, with the addition of the Peel Tower at a later date. This addition makes the castle look like a hybrid between a large manor house and castle. Dacre Castle on the other hand has been almost continuously occupied since the 14th century and has never fallen into disrepair. The castle is still owned by the Dacre family today. Also, a few of the summer homes of wealthy 19th century industrialists remain around the lake, such as the Dalemain and Hutton-in-the-Forest, which are also well worth a visit.

Ullswater is easily accessed via the M6 north-south motorway or the A66 east-west trunk road. Several airports are within easy access from the Lake District: Machester, Leeds-Bradford International, Glasgow and Newcastle.

http://www.cumbria-the-lake-district.co.uk/

Selection of hotels in this region:

Sharrow Bay Hotel

The Inn on the Lake

Rampsbeck Country House Hotel

Leeming House Hotel

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