What you need to know before traveling to Cumbria

Cumbria is a county in the northwestern party of England. Tourism in Cumbria is heavily focused on the natural characteristics and beauty of the county. Indeed, one of the most significant natural Cumbria attractions is the Lake District National Park, well-known for its lakes and mountains. For those looking for more extreme Cumbria sights, the Lake District National Park is home to the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike; the peak can be reached via a number of paths, each somewhat challenging. There are a number of other things to do in Cumbria as well, though, many dealing with Cumbria culture and history. While visiting Cumbria, head to the parish of Bewcastle, in the city of Carlisle, to admire the Bewcastle Cross; on the surface of this cross is found the oldest sundial in Britain. During a weekend in Cumbria, you should also check out Brough Castle and Hadrian’s Wall, a stone wall that served as a fortification in Roman times to keep enemy tribes out of the Roman province of Britannia. The city of Barrow-in-Furness should be visited by those interested in doing some shopping in Cumbria.

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