Monday, 21 December 2015

#LakeDistrictBid Advent Calendar Day 21 - Because of the history.

Of course I have to mention the history - we wrote a whole book about the history - we could have written more (and we will!) - and I don't want to  give away everything in the book, but here are a few highlights of Lake District (and Cumbrian) history which deserve the recognition of UNESCO.

Castlerigg Stone Circle (Neolithic)
Hampsfell Hospice (Victorian)
Viking dug out boat - dug out of Kentmere tarn and now in Kendal Museum

The history behind St Bees

Old stone way markers
Fishstones - Cartmel (old market site)
Cartmel Priory
The ancient tradition of gurning!
Wray Castle (Victorian)
Shap Abbey (12th - 15th Century)
Site of Roman settlement Kentmere
Wrengill quarry - Longsleddale
Wainwright
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You can grab a mince pie and a glass of sherry and catch up on all the reasons starting from day 1 - just click here or scroll the column on the right to see what you've been missing.  :-)