Cumbria Quick Facts & Figures

Map of Cumbria
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Cumbria is located in North England, prominent cities and towns in the area include Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Cumbria is one of the most northerly of England’s counties making it a convenient place to explore both England’s north region and Scotland.

Cumbria has been established as a favourite holiday destination for many years, the county is famous for the Lake District and Lake District National Park and includes iconic attractions including Lake Windermere and Hadrian’s Wall. The county attracts many visitors each year offering some of the finest scenic landscapes in the UK, wide open spaces and a chance to get away from it all. There are a number of charming small towns and villages for visitors to explore. Local attractions & places of interest include The Lake District and the Lake District National Park, Lake Windermere, Carlisle Castle, Hadrian’s Wall (UNESCO World Heritage site), Kendal Castle and Furness Abbey. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year


Cumbria Quick Facts

Population: 494,300

Region: North West England

Area total: 6,768 sq km

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 01228 (Carlisle), 01229 (Barrow-in-Furness), 01946 (Whitehaven).

Postcode Area CA1-6 (Carlisle), LA13-16 (Barrow-in-Furness), CA28 (Whitehaven).

Closest Airports: Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport.

Local Food: Cumberland Sausage, Derwentwater Duck with Cumberland Sauce, Cumberland Rum Butter, Herring with mustard sauce, Damson and Apple Tansy (pudding) and Westmorland Pepper Cake.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness, Whitehaven, Penrith and Kendal.

Famous Attractions:: The Lake District and the Lake District National Park, Lake Windermere, Carlisle Castle, Hadrian’s Wall (UNESCO World Heritage site), Kendal Castle and Furness Abbey.
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