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Cumbria Events

January
Orchid Weekend
February
Half Term Fun at Muncaster Castle
The World's Original Marmalade Festival
March
Ambleside Daffodil and Spring Flower Show
Riot of Rhododendrons
South Cumbria Music Festival
Teddies go Free at Easter
Words by the Water Literature Festival
April
Bluebell Heaven
Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally
Model Railway & Transport Exhibition
Riot of Rhododendrons
May
Barbon Speed Hill Climb (cars)
Cartmel Races
Cumbria Fishing Festival
Cumbria Life Sausage Festival
Eden Valley Vintage Tractor Rally
Fell Pony Stallion Show
Flag Fortnight
KeswickMountainFest
Muncaster Festival
North West Carriage Driving
Riot of Rhododendrons
Ulverston Walking Festival
June
Annual Concert
Appleby Horse Fair
Cumbria Life and Dalemain Garden Festival
Dent Folk Festival
Dentdale Music & Beer Festival
Edwardian Festival
Great North Swim
Himalayan Balsam Pulling Days
Holker Garden Festival
Hutton’s Historic Vehicle Show
Lanercost Music & Arts Festival
Mallerstang and Nine Standards Yomp
Sedbergh Folkfest
Silloth Vintage Rally
Warcop Rushbearing
Whitehaven Male Voice Choir's 'Annual Concert'
July
Ambleside Rush Bearing
Ambleside Traditional Lakeland Sports
Appleby Town Carnival
Best in Eden Summer Festival
Cartmel Races
CockRock
Colour Run for Hospice at Home West Cumbria
Coniston Country Fair
Coniston Water Festival
Crayfish Survey
Cross Bay Fundraising Walk
Cumberland County Show
Cumbria Steam Gathering
Dalton Pops
Electrofishing
Furness Traditions Folklore Festival
Himalayan Balsam Pulling Days
Kendal Calling Festival
Lakeland Rose Show
Musgrave Rushbearing
Music on the Marr
North Lonsdale Agricultural Show
Penrith Agricultural Show
Potfest In The Park
Radio Black Forest Presents: Woodland Gathering
Skelton Agricultural Show
August
Ambleside Summer Flower Show & Craft Fair
Appleby Agricultural Show
Best in Eden Summer Festival
Brough Agricultural Show
Carlisle Live
Cartmel Agricultural Show
Cartmel Races
CFM Cash for Kids Day
Crayfish Survey
Crosby Ravensworth Agricultural Show
Cumbria Classic Car Show
Cumbria Guitar Show
Cumbrian Craft Fair
Dufton Agricultural Show
Electrofishing
Garrigill Gala Day
Gilsland Show
Gosforth Agricultural Show
Hawkshead Show
Lake District Summer Music Festival
Lowther Game & Country Fair
Lunesdale Agricultural Show
Made in Cumbria Food & Craft Fair
Medieval Muncaster
Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show
Patterdale Dog Day
Picnic Cinema
Potfest in the Pens
Silloth Carnival
Solfest
Vale of Rydal Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show
September
ALFA ART Autumn Seminar & Awards Dinner
Alston Agricultural Show
Crayfish Survey
Egremont Crab Fair
Electrofishing
Heritage Open Days
Hesket Newmarket Agricultural Show
Kendal Torchlight Carnival
Kirkby Lonsdale Victorian Fair
Lantern Procession
Loweswater Show
Lowick Agricultural Show
Screwfix Go-Kart Rally
Ullswater Outdoor Festival
Ulverston Charter Festival
Westmorland County Show
October
Apple Day
Apple Weekend
Crayfish Survey
Darkest Muncaster
Electrofishing
Halloween Week
Ullswater Outdoor Festival
November
Bonfire Night Fireworks Extravaganza
Carlisle Fireshow
Dickensian Festival
Kendal Mountain Festival
December
Alston Craft Fair
Christmas at the Castle
Christmas Fair and Santa Parade
Darkest Muncaster
Kendal Christmas Fair
Santa Cruises
Taste Cumbria Christmas Fayre
Whitehaven Male Voice Choir

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148 Places to Visit in Cumbria | Directory

Situated in Englands North West, Cumbria is a lovely county with plenty of opportunities for great day trips. Steeped in heritage and tradition,the area has attractions that are ancient and industrial, small and grand. Notable places to visit include Wordsworths connections near to Ambleside, Carlisle, Hadrians Wall and the north penines at Eden Valley. Cumbrias greatest attraction is of course the lakeland scenery itself

Alston | Ambleside | Appleby-in-Westmorland | Barrow-in-Furness | Beetham | Bowness on Windermere | Brampton | Cark in Cartmel | Carlisle | Cockermouth | Coniston | Dalton-in-Furness | Duddon Valley | Egremont | Flookburgh | Glenridding | Grange-over-Sands | Grasmere | Greenhead | Hawkshead | Holmrook | Kendal | Keswick | Kirkby Stephen | Maryport | Millom | Milnthorpe | Penrith | Ravenglass | Seascale | Silloth | St Bees | Ulverston | Whitehaven | Wigton | Windermere | Workington

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Birthplace of: Fletcher Christian, William Wordsworth, Jancis Robinson, David Starkey, Stan Laurel, John Wilkinson, Dorothy Wordsworth, William Birkett, Melvyn Bragg, William Bragg, Sara Coleridge, Robin G Collingwood, Arthur Eddington, Mike Figgis, Bernard Gilpin, James Graham, George Romney, George Routledge, Adam Sedgwick, Robert Smirke, Mark Cueto, Helen Skelton,

Alston

Ambleside

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Barrow-in-Furness

Beetham

Bowness on Windermere

Brampton

Cark in Cartmel

Carlisle

Cockermouth

Coniston

Dalton-in-Furness

Duddon Valley

Egremont

Flookburgh

Glenridding

Grange-over-Sands

Grasmere

Greenhead

Hawkshead

Holmrook

Kendal

Keswick

Kirkby Stephen

Maryport

Millom

Milnthorpe

Penrith

Ravenglass

Seascale

Silloth

St Bees

Ulverston

Whitehaven

Wigton

Windermere

Workington

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