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Cumbria

Bordering Scotland, Cumbria is in the north-west part of England and is the third largest county. There's something for everyone in Cumbria: coastland, mountains, rural villages, and towns. This is where you'll find the Lake District, England's largest national park with famous towns such as Keswick and Grasmere, and lakes and waters such as Windermere, Ullwater and Coniston.

Places to visit

Keswick, Cockermouth, Windermere, Whinlatter Forest Park, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle Cathedral and castle, Cumberland Pencil museum, Muncaster Castle, Wordsworth House.

Bookshelf

Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

William Wordsworth 

John Ruskin

Beatrix Potter

John Cunliffe (Postman Pat) 

Arthur Ransome (Swallows and Amazons)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sarah Hall

Melvyn Bragg

Val McDermid

Boxes from this area

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The Original Travelling Reader

Cumbria is in the north-west part of England and is the third largest county. This is where you'll find the Lake District, England's largest national park with famous picturesque towns such as Keswick and Grasmere, and lakes and waters such as Windermere, Ullwater and Coniston. This novel is a work of fiction based around the development of a reservoir in this area.

  • Paperback, Haweswater by Sarah Hall

  • Penningtons of Cumbria tea bags

  • Haweswater notepad

  • The Blind Chocolatier chocolates - 3 bars

  • Pringle and Fairweather bath melts

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos

  • Personalised postcard

Purchase this box for £35.99

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Around Britain one-time boxes

  • Hardback book, I Never Knew That About the Lake District

  • Penningtons tea bags

  • Tourist information

  • Photos

  • Personalised postcard

Purchase this box for £22.99