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Sizergh Castle near Kendal is a National Trust property which features a 14th-century pele tower and 15th-century great hall.The ornamental lake is well worth a look. The fine parish church ofSt Thomas dates back to the 13th century, and with its five aisles is one of the widest in the country.

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A musical carillon of bells can be heard through-out the lakeland day, marking the passing hours by the charming Town Hall clock in the centre of Kendal.

At nearby Sawrey, the renowned children's author Beatrix Potter spent much of her life at Hill Top Farm. The house is open to visitors and is one the busiest National Trust Properties in the region - a favourite of both young and old.

Dove Cottage was home to William Wordsworth and where he wrote some of his greatest poetry. This Lakeland house of stone, plaster and whitewashed walls has been carefully preserved largely as it was in Wordsworth's day - plenty of daffodils in evidence too in the spring.

A steep mountain pass over Blea Tarn links the valleys of Great and Little Langdale, where the blue waters of Blea Tarn gleem invitingly against the dark crags of Blake Rigg. There is so much to see and do - allow plenty of time.


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