Cumbria is located in the northwestern part of England and was once an ancient Celtic kingdom. The region's most famous attribute is the rolling hills and mountains that surrounds England's famous Lake District. The Lake District is one of the first National Parks established in England. It has amazing scenery that includes villages in the midst of a lush countryside that is covered in a patchwork of farmland and surrounded by beautiful mountains and lakes. Some of the highest mountains in England are located in this district and poets have made this area their home mainly for the inspirational landscape. Wordsworth roamed the hills and wrote "I wandered lonely as a cloud". And while living in the Lake District Wordsworth was so inspired by the scenery that he wrote almost 400 poems about the hills, mountains and villages in the area. The Lake District National Park has been ranked among the top places in England for natural beauty and has been known for inspiring writers, artists and musicians for centuries.

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Scafell Pike, standing at 3,209 feet, is the highest peak in all of England and can be found in Cumbria.

Hadrian's Wall run for 87 miles along the border between England and Scotland in the counties of Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne.

Explore the Hill Top House, which is the former home of Beatrix Potter and is now managed by the National Trust.