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Milburn Grange Holiday Cottages

Knock, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

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Looking for holiday cottage accommodation in Cumbria - the Lake District? Why not use one of our 6 self-catering holiday cottages as a base for touring (Cumbria - the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Scottish Borders and the Eden Valley), walking, cycling (we are on the Pennine, Cumbrian and Eden cycle-ways) or simply relaxing in beautiful surroundings. In addition, nearby there are 2 golf courses, riding stables, coarse and game fishing. Visit our home page and view our Cumbrian cottages on-line or check our availability page with the option to book online.
The River Eden at Appleby, a short drive from Milburn Grange holiday cottages

Appleby - ten minutes by car from Milburn Grange, on the banks of the River Eden is the picturesque market town of Appleby, the former County town of Westmorland. Appleby offers a range of traditional shops, pubs, restaurants, swimming pool and gym, fishing (permits available locally), golf and a fine Norman castle.

The Eden Vale- half a million acres of some of the most breathtaking landscapes of England are on our doorstep. The Eden Vale is surrounded by the North Pennines to the East, the mountains of Lakeland to the West, the Howgill Fells and Mallerstang to the South. The charm of this area is its illusion of remoteness, although easily accessable from the M6 motorway, the A66 and major railroutes.

The Lake District National Park - within easy access by road from Milburn Grange. Whether a walker or sightseeing by car, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the English Lakes from the peace and comfort of your base in one of our cottages. Ullswater, the nearest of the Lakes, is only 25 minutes by car.

Cross Fell, the highest of the Pennines, lies directly behind Milburn Grange holiday cottages.The Pennine Way - the first long distance path in the UK, now a National Trail, is accessible from Dufton, only minutes away by car or a pleasant walk through the fields from Milburn Grange.

The Coast-to-Coast Walk.- Milburn Grange is an excellent base from
which to explore the long distance path from St. Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire.
Inleborough from the Settle/Carlisle Railway

The Settle-Carlisle Railway - one of the most beautiful train routes in the
country and a must for steam enthusiasts:
During the summer months there will be steam trains every Wednesday from 12th June until 28 August 2013.

Penrith - fifteen minutes by car, this 'Gateway to the Lakes' was once the capital of Cumbria. The attractive town is an important shopping centre and offers a fine selection of restaurants, facilities for swimming, tennis, bowls, crazy golf, pitch and putt, the imposing ruins of the 14th Century Penrith Castle and the delights of the historic old town.

The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has become the first area in Britain to be awarded the status of ‘European Geopark’ in recognition of its world–class geological heritage, coupled with past and planned effort for its conservation.

Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre
Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is a county wide animal rescue centre caring for a range of animals including Shetland ponies, alpaca, rhea, numerous reptiles, amphibians and birds of prey.
The animals are usually pets that can no longer be looked after by their owners or have been swapped for animals in other rescue centres. We also have a variety of rescued wild animals. Take time out and enjoy a relaxing meal or snack in the cafe, visit the rare breed pigs during the summer, plus play areas, newt pond and so much more.

Carlisle Castle is only 45 minutes by car from Milburn Grange holiday cottages (photo courtesy of Cumbria Tourist Board).Carlisle - forty five minutes by car. The City offers excellent facilities for shopping, a castle, cathedral and
the Tullie House Museum.

Gretna Green - one hour by car. This village is on the border between England and Scotland and, after 1754 when English law forbade unlicensed marriages, the village blacksmith used to offer eloping couples from the South facilities for marrying under Scottish Law. Scottish Law required only a declaration before witnesses. Today marriage ceremonies continue to be performed but in the comfort of the Marriage Room. Gretna Gateway Shopping Outlet offers brands including Ralph Lauren, Tommy and Calvin Klein.
Hadrian's Wall is only 45 minutes by car from Milburn Grange holiday cottages (photo courtesy of Cumbria Tourist Board).

Hadrian's Wall - the remains of Roman forts and the wall are only 45 minutes by car from Milburn Grange. The Romans took a little over seven years to build this 73 mile (117 Km) long wall; it was completed about AD 129. Stone-built and up to 14 feet (4m) high, the wall was manned by some 18,000 troops who were stationed in 17 forts

Edinburgh, Glasgow and York are all within an easy day's trip from Milburn Grange.

Edinburgh - the famous castle sits high above the city on Castle Rock, the plug of a long extinct volcano. The medieval Old Town stretches along the Royal Mile between the Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Princes Street, populated by department stores and well known names in fashion is a popular area for shopping.

Glasgow - at the City centre is George Square, with its splendid Victorian buildings; the City also boasts a cathedral, built on the site of a 6th Century chapel founded by the City's patron saint, St. Mungo.

York - founded by the Romans, a Viking capital in the 9th century and Norman stronghold in the 14th century remains, to this day, a walled City, although little of the Roman original remains. The City boasts England's largest Gothic cathedral with some of the oldest stained-glass in the country, a Norman castle and the National Railway Museum. Other attractions include the Castle Museum with reconstructions of period rooms from 1870 and three Victorian streets; the Jorvik Centre which reconstructs what life could have been like in 9th century York and a 3 mile walk a top the old City wall.

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