The Eden Valley runs northward through the county of Cumbria from its source high on the fells at Mallerstang and enters the sea 91 miles later at Carlisle.
Penrith is a small market town in Cumbria, to the north-east of the Lake District.
Appleby in Westmorland is a small town in Cumbria, North West England.
Carlisle is an English cathedral and historical fortress city located in the modern county of Cumbria, at the northern end of the Lake District and 10 miles from the Scottish border. It's an ideal base for exploring the English Lake District, the world famous Hadrian's Wall and the Northumberland National Park.
Haltwhistle is a small, but pleasant, town near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, England.
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria. It is located at the head of Windermere, England’s largest lake, within the Lake District National Park.
Windermere is a town in Cumbria. Unless you are local, the town is often confused with the lake itself, with which it shares the name.
Kendal, located in Cumbria, is a market town of some 30,000 inhabitants. It describes itself as "The Gateway to the Lakes".
Gretna is located in Dumfries and Galloway in South West (Scotland). It is known as a border town, the border with England being just to the south.
Grasmere is a lakeside village in the Lake District National Park, best known as the home to poet William Wordsworth
Bowness-on-Windermere is the main tourist centre for the South Lakes area of Lake District National Park.It lies within The Historic County Boundaries of Westmorland.
Hadrian's Wall was built by the Roman Empire to protect their colony in England from the Pictish tribes in Scotland. It stretches for 87 miles across the north of England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea in the counties of Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.
Hawkshead is a picturesque village in Lake District National Park, technically the smallest true town in Britain.
Coniston is a picturesque lakeside village in the Lake District National Park. Coniston sits next to Coniston Water, the Lake District's third largest lake is the home to many attempts at the world water speed record.
thumb|350px|The twisting route to the summit of Helvellyn on the left, England's third highest peak.
Arnside and Silverdale is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North West England on the border between Lancashire and Cumbria
Annan is a town in Dumfries and Galloway. It is a short distance inland from the Solway Firth situated between Dumfries (16-miles) and Gretna (8.
Grange-over-Sands is also called the "Lakeland Riviera", since the influence of the Gulf Stream gives it an exceptionally mild climate. It lies within The Historic County Boundaries of Lancashire.
Hexham is a historic market town in Tynedale, Northumberland, UK. Situated in a beautiful wide valley between the upland North Pennines and the rolling hills of the Northumberland National Park, Hexham is a bustling rural centre serving the local rural economy and visitors to the area.
Cumbria is a county in the North West of England. Its most famous tourist attraction is the Lake District National Park.
Cockermouth is an English market town located in the modern county of Cumbria, at the north western end of the Lake District. This location tends to enhance the life and character of the town without the negative impact of receiving too many tourists (as some believe has occurred in the case of Cockermouth's neighbour Keswick).
Ulverston is a small market town in Cumbria, United Kingdom. With a population of 13,000, Ulverston isn't a huge tourist attraction for the area, although its proximity to the Lake District makes it a quaint stop-over for visitors planning to explore more of Cumbria.
Eskdale Green is a small village in Cumbria at one end of the Eskdale Valley.
Jedburgh (pronounced "Jed-bruh") is a town in the Borders region of southern Scotland, population 4,100. Jedburgh is best known for the remains of Jedburgh Abbey and its historical associations as a border town, located a mere 10 miles from the border with England.
The Forest of Bowland is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 312 square miles in the north of Lancashire and part of North Yorkshire, north-west of Clitheroe and south-west of Settle. The main villages in Bowland include Chipping, Slaidburn, and Dunsop Bridge.
The Scottish Borders is a region in southeastern Scotland adjoining the border with England, a fact which has heavily influenced the history of this region. In the days before the British union, this area was frequently fought over, and had a reputation for banditry and lawlessness.
Buckden is a small town in North Yorkshire, often regarded as the capital of Upper Wharfedale.
Barrow-in-Furness is in Cumbria. It lies within The Historic County Boundaries of Lancashire.
Melrose is a small town in the Borders region of southern Scotland.
Prudhoe is a town in Northumberland, England. This guide also covers the neighbouring village of Wylam.
Kelso is a small market town in the Borders region of southern Scotland. Population c.
Malham is a village in North Yorkshire. There is no church in the village but at Kirkby Malham to the south.
Whitehaven is a town on the coast of Cumbria, in the North West region of England.
Clitheroe is an attractive market town in the Ribble Valley in East Lancashire, which claims to be at the geographic heart of England. It lies to the south of the Forest of Bowland and is the ideal staging post for visiting that area, known as 'Lancashire's hidden gem'.
Cleveleys or Thornton-Cleveleys is a part of the Wyre local council area in Lancashire, England. It is 3 miles north of Blackpool, with which it has grown to merge along with the other Fylde Coast towns of Bispham, Lytham St Annes and Fleetwood.
Dumfries is the principal town in Dumfries and Galloway. A more traditional administrative status is principal town of Dumfriesshire, but this changed in 1974.
Poulton-le-Fylde is a town in Lancashire in England, dating back a thousand years as a small settlement but now grown into a dormitory town on the outskirts of Blackpool which is a few miles to the west.
Blackpool is a seaside resort town in the North West of England and Britain's favourite beach resort.
Richmond is an historic town in North Yorkshire, England, located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
Blackburn (population 140,000) is a large town in Lancashire in North West England.
Skipton is an historical town in the English county of North Yorkshire, forming the southern gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.
Accrington is an East Lancashire town which developed during the industrial revolution into a mill town. It has a population of just over 70,000, and as well as textiles it's famous for Accrington Brick, renowned as the best bricks in the world.
Leyland is a town in Lancashire, England located in the West Pennine Moors.
Burnley is a town in Lancashire, England, located approximately 30 miles north of Manchester, and 35 miles west of Leeds.
Ford and Etal are two neighbouring villages in Northumberland. Most of its attractions are connected to the Ford and Etal estates and the towns receive thousands of visitors every year, admiring the castle ruins, riding the heritage steam train or enjoying the beautiful rural surroundings.
Spennymoor is a town in County Durham, England. It’s located about 7 miles from Durham City.
Chorley is a town in Lancashire, England located in the West Pennine Moors.
The Rossendale Valley is a borough in Lancashire, consisting of a number of small towns and villages including Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup, Waterfoot and . It lies within The West Pennine Moors.
Durham is a city in the county of County Durham in North East England.
Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear in the northeast of England, situated south of Newcastle upon Tyne on the banks of the river Tyne.
Cramlington is a town of 40,000 people in south-east Northumberland, United Kingdom. It has a long and varied history.
Darlington is a town in County Durham. Best known for its pioneering role in the development of the railway in the 19th Century.
Ramsbottom is a small town in the northern part of The Borough of Bury in Greater Manchester. Ramsbottom is about 6 miles north of Bury, 8 of Bolton and 14 miles north of Manchester.
Wallsend (Formal Name: Wallsend on Tyne) is a town in the North East of England.
Alnwick is a pretty town in Northumberland, England. Its name is pronounced 'Annick'.
Keighley (pronounced "keeth-lee") is a town in the English county of West Yorkshire, north west of Bradford in the Aire Valley.
Haddington is in The Lothians. The town has a population of around 9000 and is the administrative centre of East Lothian council area.
Todmorden is a pleasant town in Calderdale in West Yorkshire; it is considerably less visited than its better known neighbour, Hebden Bridge. 'Tod' is at the far west of Calderdale, bordering on Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
Bolton is a large town in Greater Manchester, England, composed of several constituent 'townships' along with Bolton 'proper'. 17 miles north-west of Manchester City Centre and 40 miles from Blackpool, Bolton can be found in the North-West of England.
Ilkley is a town in West Yorkshire, part of the metropolitan borough of Bradford.
Tranent is a town in East Lothian, Scotland, Located within the Edinburgh Metropolitan Area. It is about 11 miles (18 km) east of Edinburgh.
Berwick-upon-Tweed is a historic walled town in Northumberland. It is the most northerly town in England,just 2 1/2 miles from the border with Scotland.
Bury is a town and borough in Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. Bury is pronounced "Berry".
Hebden Bridge is an old mill town in West Yorkshire. It is set in the deep cleft of a heavily wooded steep-sided valley, with a river, Hebden Water, running through it, crossed by the packhorse bridge that gives the town its name.