Fly to Carlisle Lake District

Take a break with history that’s a breath of fresh air

What could be better than one UNESCO World Heritage site? Yes, two UNESCO World Heritage sites! The northern English county of Cumbria boasts not only the breath-taking natural beauty of the Lake District National Park, but also Hadrian’s Wall, the spectacular Roman fortification that has stood the test of nearly 2,000 years (and legions of fascinated visitors).

In Cumbria, whatever the season ...

... you’ll encounter dramatic mountainous landscapes, an awesome coastline and enchanting towns and villages. You’re in the shadow of England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike, and its deepest lake at 258 feet, Wast Water, as well as the biggest English lake of all, the famous Windermere. This is Swallows & Amazons country, so you really should take a boat trip or two.

Burrow into the life and times of Peter Rabbit creator Beatrix Potter, who lived here (visit her magical Hill Top home), or go all poetic over William Wordsworth, whose homes in Grasmere and Cockermouth always reward a visit. Or get away from it all in the footsteps of legendary fell-walker Alfred Wainwright, and explore the high tops, hidden valleys and exhilarating trails that can lead from one welcoming pub to another.

That’s before we mention the wildlife parks, aquariums and bird centres, as well as museums such as Birdoswald Roman Fort, and the scenic old railway line between Settle and Carlisle. Carlisle has its own attractions including the Castle, the Cathedral and Tullie House Gallery & Museum. So much to do, so easy to get to, when you fly to Carlisle Lake District Airport.

3 Stunning Reasons to Fly to Carlisle

  • UNESCO World Heritage Lake District

  • UNESCO World Heritage Roman Hadrian’s Wall

  • Fabulous scenery

 

Lake District

The beautiful and magical Lake District, famous for its lakes, forests and mountains, and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets as well as Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin.

Keswick Film Festival

Keswick Film Festival is Cumbria’s equivalent of Sundance, a weekend of screenings and events including new and independent cinema from around the world, prize winners from Festivals such as Cannes, Toronto and Venice, documentaries that challenge and entertain, talks and retrospectives, not to mention some very special guests. Venues include the Alhambra, Keswick's charming 105-year-old cinema.

 

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