A day trip out in Cumbria

Cumbria is one of most Northern parts of England, along with Northumberland they contain the entirety of Hadrian's wall and once you pass their borders north, you are into Scotland itself. A common misconception is that Hadrian's wall marks the border of England and Scotland, but that is not the case, as the wall is entirely located across the length of these two counties.
The county has the lowest population of all counties in England and is home to the Lake District, one of the most beautiful parts of the UK's countryside, and has inspired countless artists, musicians and writers over the years.

As it is a border county it has been the site of many battles and border skirmishes between England Scotland over the centuries, with various raids by the border revers and military action over the centuries. As such it is noted for the castles and other historical sites of interest, dating back to pre Roman times, including a fine collection of standing stones, some of which date back as far as the Neolithic Age.

Always noted for it rural beauty, the Industrial Revolution intruded iron and steel works, as well as ship building to the county, which a population boom and increase in the size of towns. Despite this it still features many beautifully scenic locations, and is noted especially for it's lakes and mountains as well as it's quintessentially English countryside, all of which makes it very popular with photographers, and brings in millions of tourists who visit the Lake District alone each year. With visitors coming from the rest of the UK, Europe, North America and as far as away as Japan, which sees more visitors then other parts of Asia.

Even though it is a much loved natural beauty spot, it is also home to the Sellafield nuclear plant, which employs over 10,000 workers.

Children's writer Beatrix Potter made the county her home and became the owner of a large amount of land which was given to the National Trust after she died and which in turn became the Lake District park which is enjoyed by so many even today.
Below is a quick montage of various photos I took on a day trip to Cumbria, looking over the mountains lakes and some of it's ancient monuments, and a cafe with rather surprising items you could try on in the gift shop.


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