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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

Selected for previous Original box

Place Reviews

Place: Keswick, Cumbria

Book: The Moon Field

Author: Judith Allnatt

Place: Wigton, Cumbria

Book: The Soldier's Return

Author: Melvyn Bragg

Local directory

Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.

Places to eat and drink

Mae's Tea Rooms & Gallery

Uldale Old School

Uldale

Cumbria

CA7 1HA

Wellington Jersey's Icecream & Tearooms

Lamplugh Rd

Cockermouth

CA13 0QU

Allonby Tea Room & Gift Shop

The Square

Allonby

Maryport

CA15 6QA

Grange Bridge Cottage Tea Shop

Grange Bridge Cottage Grange

Keswick

CA12 5UQ

VeeVa! 

49 Station Rd

Cockermouth

CA13 9PZ

Brambles Coffee & Bar

15 Main Rd

Windermere

LA23 1DX

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.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.