Union Jack English Lake District History and Tourist Attractions Cumbria, England
English Lake District History and Tourist Attractions Cumbria, England
Union Jack English Lake District History and Tourist Attractions Cumbria, England

 

THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT A BRIEF HISTORY
AND ITS TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 

PART I
INTRODUCTION

 

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THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRIST AN AREA RICH IN HISTORY AND CULTURE

 

The Lake District, designated as a National Park in 1951, is justifiably one of the most popular tourist haunts in England.

Almost a third of the land is now owned by the National Trust, whose role it is "to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Lake District and to ensure that people can continue to enjoy the Lake District".

The area has something to offer visitors at all times of the year, in all seasons. Even in the harsh winter months with its lightly snow-capped fells it offers spectacular scenery and numerous possibilities for the enthusiastic rambler. During the autumn the numerous changes of colour and the russet foliage add a note of romantic excitement in a season conventionally associated with death, decay and dreariness.

During the spring and summer seasons the area blossoms fully into that idyllic environment that has inspired poets throughout the ages, notably the Lake Poets William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. The Lake District has a significant literary appeal with the enchanting Dove Cottage home of William Wordsworth and later of Thomas De Quincey and often visited by Coleridge. It was here that Wordsworth composed much of his memorable and revolutionary poetry.

The Lake District has something to offer everyone: children, the casual tourist, the admirer of nature and the literary enthusiast. It appeals to a wide range of people.

 

 

 

 

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