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The Glen is a friendly, family run bed and breakfast in Oxenholme, Kendal with an outstanding reputation for warm and friendly service, excellent comfortable accommodation and freshly cooked breakfast’s using quality local ingredients. Close to Oxenholme Train Station and just a short drive from the M6 and the main roads into the Lake District, we are set in an ideal location to explore the Lake District by foot, bike or by car.
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About The area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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Discover some very special wildlife at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecabe Bay. This popular nature reserve is home to a variety of wonderful creatures from birds and bugs to bats and otters. Visitors can explore nature trails, stroll around the sensory...
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