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Lake District National Park

England
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Ranked #76 of 206 attractions in Lake District
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Right at the center of the scenic Lake District, this National Park contains England's largest lake, Windermere, and its highest peak, Scafell Pike.... more » Owner description: Right at the center of the scenic Lake District, this National Park contains England's largest lake, Windermere, and its highest peak, Scafell Pike. « less
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is somewhere I would never choose to return to after having been through a rather unpleasant parking appeal process. Although the concept is good, automatic number plate recognition is not always successful and you may not realise how it works until you've entered the car park. It certainly favours the tech-savvy, although it's own technology lets it down as... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Dog friendly, warm welcome and a fine selection of real ales. Food was good and good value and the staff went out of their way to get us a table even though we hadn't booked. Top tip..book if you want to guarantee a table in the evening. Good atmosphere and we will be back.

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Newcastle
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I visited White Moss in June 2014. The parking machine was not working and would not accept coins. Several people were trying to pay but the machine did not work. This is a 'Park with Ease' machine, a company which the National Park is now using. I received a letter demanding a parking charge, despite attempting to pay at the... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

In May this year, we stopped briefly at White Moss where there was car number plate recognition which was completely new to us. We read that we had 20 minutes free parking, which by our reckoning left us with a few minutes to spare. However, after having returned to Berkshire where we live, we received a demand for £25 for... More

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Victoria BC Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We recently visited the Lake District and weren't sure how we would get around - we did not want to rent a car and we wanted to see as much as possible in one day.We communicated with Andy ( Show Me Cumbria) by email prior to the start of our trip. We told him what our interests were and where... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A first visit for us to the Lake District in Northern England has proven to be a wonderful experience. We where fortunate to have a week of sunshine and temperatures in excess of 25C. The area is green, hilly, with good roads, and lots to see. Little places where you can eat or just sit around and enjoy the surroundings.... More

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Brandon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This lake was abbsolutley fantastic it stretched for miles and was so tranquil I believe this was the smaller of the lakes in the Lake District but well worth visiting.

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Just an magnificent place with many different faces. Mountain passes, lakes, hills, fields, ..., and lots of sheep! Nice weather is great but even if it is raining it has it's own beauty. Misty mountain passes, fog rolling over the hill tops, magical. Will be back for sure.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Unfortunately peoples experience of visiting this beautiful part of the country is being spoilt by scrupulous private parking companies like 'Jonathan Flatman's' parkwithease using video APNR number plate reading technology. The parking areas some former national trust parking areas now have these private parking operators with poor or no signage with the goal of fleecing unsuspecting visitors. These are parking... More

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Norwich
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We love the lakes and go there regularly. However the national park has introduced crazy automated parking that has caused us worry and now an appeal againt parking. We intended to park for 15 mins and leave knowing that the first 20mi a were free. However I went to the machine with 7 mins to spare - 2 people in... More

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