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for holiday cottage accommodation in Cumbria - the Lake District?
Why not use one of our 6 self-catering holiday cottages as
a base for touring (Cumbria - the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales,
Scottish Borders and the Eden Valley), walking, cycling (we are on the Pennine, Cumbrian
and Eden cycle-ways) or simply relaxing in beautiful surroundings.
In addition, nearby there are 2 golf courses, riding stables, coarse
and game fishing. Visit
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ten minutes by car from Milburn Grange, on the banks of the River
Eden is the picturesque market town of Appleby, the former County
town of Westmorland. Appleby offers a range of traditional shops,
pubs, restaurants, swimming pool and gym, fishing (permits available locally), golf
and a fine Norman castle.
Eden Vale- half a million acres of some of the most breathtaking
landscapes of England are on our doorstep. The Eden Vale is surrounded
by the North Pennines to the East, the mountains of Lakeland to
the West, the Howgill Fells and Mallerstang to the South. The charm
of this area is its illusion of remoteness, although easily accessable
from the M6 motorway, the A66 and major railroutes.
Lake District National Park - within easy access by road from
Milburn Grange. Whether a walker or sightseeing by car, enjoy the
spectacular scenery of the English Lakes from the peace and comfort
of your base in one of our cottages. Ullswater, the nearest
of the Lakes, is only 25 minutes by car.
Pennine Way - the first long distance path in the UK, now a
National Trail, is accessible from Dufton, only minutes away by
car or a pleasant walk through the fields from Milburn Grange.
Coast-to-Coast Walk.- Milburn Grange is an excellent base from
which to explore the long distance path from St. Bees on the Cumbrian
coast to Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire.
Settle-Carlisle Railway - one of the most beautiful train routes
country and a must for steam enthusiasts:
During the summer months there will be steam trains every
Wednesday from 12th June until 28 August 2013.
- fifteen minutes by car, this 'Gateway to the Lakes' was once the
capital of Cumbria. The attractive town is an important shopping
centre and offers a fine selection of restaurants, facilities for
swimming, tennis, bowls, crazy golf, pitch and putt, the imposing
ruins of the 14th Century Penrith Castle and the delights of the
historic old town.
North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has
become the first area in Britain to be awarded the status of ‘European
Geopark’ in recognition of its world–class geological
heritage, coupled with past and planned effort for its conservation.
Animal Rescue Centre
Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is a county wide animal rescue centre caring for a range of animals including Shetland ponies, alpaca, rhea, numerous reptiles, amphibians and birds of prey.
The animals are usually pets that can no longer be looked after by their owners or have been swapped for animals in other rescue centres. We also have a variety of rescued
wild animals. Take time out and enjoy a relaxing
meal or snack in the cafe, visit the rare breed pigs during the
summer, plus play areas, newt pond and so much more.
- forty five minutes by car. The City offers excellent facilities
for shopping, a castle, cathedral and
the Tullie House Museum.
Green - one hour by car. This village is on the border between
England and Scotland and, after 1754 when English law forbade unlicensed
marriages, the village blacksmith used to offer eloping couples
from the South facilities for marrying under Scottish Law. Scottish
Law required only a declaration before witnesses. Today marriage
ceremonies continue to be performed but in the comfort of the Marriage
Room. Gretna Gateway Shopping Outlet offers brands including Ralph
Lauren, Tommy and Calvin Klein.
Wall - the remains of Roman forts and the wall are only 45 minutes
by car from Milburn Grange. The Romans took a little over seven
years to build this 73 mile (117 Km) long wall; it was completed
about AD 129. Stone-built and up to 14 feet (4m) high, the wall
was manned by some 18,000 troops who were stationed in 17 forts
Glasgow and York are all within an easy day's trip from
- the famous castle sits high above the city on Castle Rock,
the plug of a long extinct volcano. The medieval Old Town stretches
along the Royal Mile between the Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Princes Street, populated by department stores and well known names
in fashion is a popular area for shopping.
- at the City centre is George Square, with its splendid Victorian
buildings; the City also boasts a cathedral, built on the site of
a 6th Century chapel founded by the City's patron saint, St. Mungo.
- founded by the Romans, a Viking capital in the 9th century
and Norman stronghold in the 14th century remains, to this day,
a walled City, although little of the Roman original remains. The
City boasts England's largest Gothic cathedral with some of the
oldest stained-glass in the country, a Norman castle and the National
Railway Museum. Other attractions include the Castle Museum with
reconstructions of period rooms from 1870 and three Victorian streets;
the Jorvik Centre which reconstructs what life could have been like
in 9th century York and a 3 mile walk a top the old City wall.
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