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Sedbergh

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Sedbergh, sitting at the foot of the Howgill Fells, is England’s official ‘book town’. Literary lovers shouldn’t expect anything on the scale

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Whitehaven

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Its attractive harbour area and elegant Georgian townhouses are reminders of Whitehaven’s transition from simple fishing village to England’s third largest port.

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Maryport

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Once little more than a fishing village, Maryport’s heyday began towards the end of the eighteenth century when the local coal and

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Cockermouth

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A few miles inland from Maryport is the sedate town of Cockermouth. It’s probably best known among visitors as being the birthplace

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Ulverston

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The market town of Ulverston sits on the Furness peninsula, one of the many fingers of land reaching out into Morecambe Bay

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Cartmel

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Cartmel is a charming village where monastic buildings brush shoulders with delightful cottages, where foodies come to dine in world-class restaurants and

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Barrow-in-Furness

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Cumbria’s second largest town, Barrow-in-Furness grew up around the iron and steel industry and the Vickers shipyard. The main attractions for tourists

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