Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in north-west England. Historically part of Lancashire, the town is located in the Furness area, close to the Lake District, and just north of Morecambe Bay. Ulverston's most visible landmark is Hoad Monument, a concrete structure built in 1850 to commemorate statesman and local resident Sir John Barrow. The monument provides scenic views of the surrounding areas, including Morecambe Bay and parts of the Lake District.
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Historically within the county of Westmorland, it is situated at the head of Windermere, England's largest lake. The town is within the Lake District National Park.
Workington is a town, civil parish and port on the west coast of Cumbria, England at the mouth of the River Derwent. Lying within the Borough of Allerdale, Workington is 32 miles (51.5 km) southwest of Carlisle, 7 miles (11.3 km) west of Cockermouth, and 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Maryport. It has a population of 24,295. Historically a part of Cumberland, the area around Workington has long been a producer of coal, steel and high grade iron ore.
Millom is a town on the estuary of the River Duddon in Cumbria, England, which, in Victorian times, was merely a small hamlet by the name of Holborn Hill. The name is Cumbrian dialect for "At the mills". The town is served by Millom railway station.
Whitehaven is a town and port on the coast of Cumbria, England. It is the administrative centre of the Borough of Copeland. Located on the west coast of the county, outside the Lake District National Park, Whitehaven includes a number of former villages, estates and suburbs, such as Woodhouse, Kells, Mirehouse and Hensingham. The major industry is the nearby Sellafield nuclear complex, with which a large proportion of the population has links.
Kendal is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. It is 40 miles (64 km) south of Carlisle, on the River Kent, and has a total resident population of 27,505, making it the third largest settlement in Cumbria (behind Carlisle and Barrow). Historically a part of Westmorland, Kendal today is known largely as a centre for tourism, as the home of Kendal mint cake, and as a producer of pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff.
Keswick is a market town and civil parish within the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England. It had a population of 4,984, according to the 2001 census, and is situated just north of Derwent Water, and a short distance from Bassenthwaite Lake, both in the Lake District National Park. Keswick is on the A66 road linking Workington and Penrith, as well as the A591 road, linking it to Windermere, Kendal and to Carlisle. It lies within the historic county boundaries of Cumberland.
Appleby-in-Westmorland is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. It is situated within a loop of the River Eden and has a population of approximately 2,500. It is in the historic county of Westmorland, of which it was the county town. The town's name was simply Appleby, until the local government changes of 1974. When a successor parish was formed for the former borough of Appleby, the council effected a change in the town's name, to preserve the historic county's name.
Barrow-in-Furness is an industrial town and seaport which forms about half the territory of the wider Borough of Barrow-in-Furness in the county of Cumbria, England. It lies 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Manchester and 90 km (56 mi) southwest from the county town of Carlisle. The town is situated at the tip of the Furness peninsula bordered only by Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea. Barrow is located some 360 km (just over 220 miles) north-west of London and 60 miles south of the Scottish border.
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, and is so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. It has a population of 7,900. Historically a part of Cumberland, Cockermouth is situated outside the English Lake District on its northwest fringe. Much of the architectural core of the town remains unchanged since the basic medieval layout was filled in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Aspatria is a town in Cumbria, England, and lies half way between Maryport and Wigton, on the A596. It is about 5 miles (8 km) away from the coast. The church of St Kentigern's is the site of some pre-Norman stone crosses.
Kirkby Lonsdale is a small town in Cumbria, England, on the River Lune. It is situated thirteen miles (21 km) south-east from Kendal along the A65. The parish of Kirkby Lonsdale had a population of 1771 recorded in the 2001 census. Notable buildings include St Mary's Church, a Norman structure with fine carved columns. The view of the River Lune from the churchyard is known as Ruskin's View; it was praised by John Ruskin as "One of the lovliest views in England" and painted by J. M. W. Turner.
Windermere is a town and civil parish in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. It has a population of 8,245. It lies about half a mile (1 km) away from the lake, Windermere. Although the town Windermere does not touch the lake, it has now grown together with the older lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere, though the two retain distinguishable town centres.
Grange-over-Sands is a town and civil parish by the sea – with a wide tidal range, hence the "sands" name – in Cumbria, England. Historically, Grange-over-Sands was part of the County of Lancashire until 1974, when Cumbria was created under Local Government re-organisation which absorbed the area previously referred to as "Lancashire North of the Sands". The town remains part of the County Palatine of Lancashire and is part of the Duchy of Lancaster. It has a population of 4,042.
Penrith is a market town in the county of Cumbria, England. It is in the Eden Valley, just north of the River Eamont, and lies less than 3 miles (5 km) outside the boundaries of the Lake District National Park. Other local rivers bounding the town are the River Lowther and the River Petteril. A partially man-made watercourse, known as Thacka Beck, flowing through the centre of the town, connects the Rivers Petteril and Eamont.
Maryport is a town and civil parish within the Allerdale borough of Cumbria, England, in the historic county of Cumberland. It is located on the A596 road north of Workington, and is the southernmost town on the Solway Firth. Maryport railway station is on the Cumbrian Coast Line. The town is in the parliamentary constituency of Workington.
Milnthorpe is a large Village within the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England. Straddling the A6 road, the town contains several old hostelries and hosts a market in The Square every Friday. The parish of Milnthorpe had a population of 2106 recorded in the 2001 census.
Kirkby Stephen is a small market town in Cumbria, in North West England which historially, is part of Westmorland (whose name is preserved by the neighbouring town, Appleby-in-Westmorland which is 12 miles to the north west). The town is located on the A685, surrounded by sparsely populated hill country, and about 30 miles (50 km) from the two nearest large towns, Kendal and Penrith.
Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. It is situated on the banks of Windermere and because of this, the town has become a honeypot site due to the large number of tourists who visit. Although their growth has caused them to become one large settlement, the town is distinct from the town of Windermere as the two still have distinguishable town centres.
Wigton is a small market town outside the Lake District, the administrative county of Cumbria in England, and traditionally in Cumberland. It is the bustling and thriving centre of the Solway Plain, situated between the Caldbeck Fells and the Solway coast. It is served by Wigton railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line, and the A596 road to Workington and to Carlisle.
Longtown is a small town in northern Cumbria, England, with a population of around 3,000. It is in the parish of Arthuret and on the River Esk, not far from the Anglo-Scottish border. Nearby was the Battle of Arfderydd. Longtown is the location of the largest sheep market in England, and is close to the site where the Battle of Solway Moss was fought in 1542. Longtown has one primary school with around 190 pupils, most secondary school pupils travel to William Howard School, Brampton.
Sedbergh (pronounced Sedber or even, by the locals, Sebber) is a small town in Cumbria, England. It lies about 7 mi (11 km) east of Kendal and about 10 mi (16 km) north of Kirkby Lonsdale. The town lies just within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells on the north bank of the River Rawthey which joins the River Lune about 2 mi (2 km) below Sedbergh. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Sedbergh has a narrow main street lined with shops.