Whats In Cumbria

Where is Cumbria

Where is Cumbria

Location of the county of Cumbria (highlighted in dark green) within a map of the United Kingdom

Information About Cumbria

About Cumbria

About Cumbria

The Hoad Ulverston. Hoad Hill and the replica of the Eddystone Lighthouse.

Cumbria is a county with coastal areas several sides mainly to the west. It borders counties Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, County Durham and it also borders Scotland to the north.

From a Global aspect Cumbria is part of the United Kingdom which consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It is famously known for it's Lake District National Park with it's various lakes and fells.
Other attractions include landmarks such as Furness Abbey, Muncaster Castle and much more.

The county is very much plentiful in open farmland and areas of natural beauty inside and outside of the Lake District. There are several prominent towns that tend towards Nuclear and Mechanical development such as BAE in Barrow-in-Furness and Sellafield near Seascale which employs a good sized number of employees within a compact area.

Carlisle is Cumbria's capital city and overall the county is broken down into six boroughs -

Barrow-in-Furness - Which includes Work BAE Systems, Historic Furness Abbey and activities Dalton Zoo
South Lakeland - Which includes Cartmel Race Course and Holker Hall
City of Carlisle - Which includes Carlisle Race Course

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Travelling To Cumbria

Travelling By Car

Travelling By Car

Access Cumbria via the M6 Motorway

For UK tourists Junction 36 of the M6 motorway is the easiest way by road. The M6 motorway runs between Rugby and Gretna.

Full access details can be found on M6 Wikipedia or you can plan your route through Googlemaps.

From junction 36 of the M6 motorway you can access Kirby Lonsdale (right turn) or Milnthorpe, Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness or the west coast of cumbria.

From junction 37 of the M6 motorway you have nearby access to Sedburgh (right turn) and the tip of the Yorkshire Dales or to Kendal and Lake District towns such as Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere.

From junction 38 (Tebay) of the M6 motorway you have nearby access to Kirby Stephen and Brough (right turn).

Junction 39 for Shap.

Junction 40, Penrith of M6 Motorway has good access for the top end of the Lake District for places like Troutbeck, Keswick, Bassenthwaite as well as access right across the A66 to west coast locations such as Workington and Whitehaven.

Access to Carlisle is good with three junctions along the M6 to get to certain parts of the City.

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Travelling By Train

Travelling By Train

Visiting Cumbria via rail

Despite much of central Cumbria not being accessible by train there are an abundance of places to visit and stay by rail.

Specific stations within Cumbria can be found at Cumbria Railways

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Travelling From Major Airports

Travelling From Major Airports

Flying into the United Kingdom and traveling to Cumbria

Carnforth Railway Station which is actually in Lancashire is the main station in which you can make a decision about which part of Cumbria you wish to get to by rail.

The first issue you will have if you are visiting Cumbria by firstly flying into United Kingdom is which airport to choose.

To some extend this will depend on which country you are visiting from but there are many airports around the UK that you can use.

London (Englands Capital City) has several airports and will likely be the easiest and most frequently used services for the UK.

However there are airports that are closer, smaller and typically easier to travel to Cumbria from than London airports.

A popular choice is Manchester Airport. Traveling by train from the airport to Carnforth station before choosing the next train to use to access Cumbria will typically take One and a Half hours.

Glasgow Airport (Scotland) will typically take Two and a Quarter Hours to get by rail to Carlisle Station.

Similarly, Newcastle Airport (North East England) will typically take Two and a Quarter Hours to get by rail to Carlisle Station.

London Airports may offer more direct trains from you country of origin but be aware of additional intercity transport costs on the London Underground and or Taxis required to get to the correct railway station that will travel north to Cumbria.

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