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Top 10 England's Lake District by DK Publishing

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The Northwest

The northwest of the region has plenty of contrasts – Borrowdale is one of the most verdant valleys in the Lakes, with lofty mountains and enticing hamlets, while at Honister the scenery is at its starkest and most forbidding. There is a welcoming stately home at Mirehouse, on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, while to the west are deprived coastal towns such as Workington. The busy tourist town of Keswick sits on the shores of Derwent Water with mighty Skiddaw looming over it. Just outside the national park sits Cockermouth, a handsome Georgian settlement most famous for the National Trust property Wordsworth House.

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