Braithwaite Vacations

16 miles (26 kilometers) to the west of Cumbria, is Braithwaite, an excellent place to add to your itinerary. Coming from Newcastle International Airport in Cumbria, Braithwaite is 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the southwest.

Many of Cumbria’s highlights are near to Braithwaite, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. Crosthwaite Church and the Cumberland Pencil Museum are two of the interesting place to visit here. Also, well worth the effort are the Keswick Musem and Art Gallery and Derwent Water.

You’ll find many interesting cultural attractions in and around Braithwaite. Spend a quiet afternoon discovering the exhibits at The Beacon in Whitehaven, the Hawkshead Grammar School in Ambleside and the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole in Windermere.

Visitors looking for interesting places to visit in and around the Braithwaite area should go and see Scafell Pike in Keswick, Muncaster Castle in Ravenglass and Ullswater in Penrith. The Cumbria area features some fascinating relics from yesteryear; don’t miss the Hardknott Roman Fort in Broughton in Furness and the Lowther Castle and Gardens in Penrith.

If you're a sports fan, you’ll enjoy seeing local heroes, the Carlisle United FC, doing battle at Brunton Park, Carlisle. On game days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of blue and white, as soccer fans gather to get behind their home-grown heroes.

At the end of a long day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Braithwaite, put up your feet and relax in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The North Lakes Hotel And Spa, Penrith, the Irton Hall, Holmrook and the Regent by the Lake Hotel, Ambleside are among the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.

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