About The Place
Cumbria was found in 1972 after the Local Government Act 1972 was passed. With 6 districts in the county, the population is sparse, less than half a million. The county receives 15.8 million tourists annually and makes 1.1 billion euros just from the tourism industry. Visitors don’t just get attracted to the Lakes or mountains here; they come to see the poetry in the atmosphere. Many lake poets like Wordsworth have talked about Lake District in particular, which is the second largest park in the UK.
Culture And Heritage
Although the origin of Cumbria County Council dates back to 1972, it still has a long history. Interestingly, the name Cumbria has been derived from the name Roman military gave to themselves. The region witnessed a lot of wars and was stabilized only in the 18th century. In the next century, Cumbria produced artists, basically poets, who got inspired by the Lakes around and came to be known as the Lake Poets. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were two of the few. Additionally, a children’s book author, Beatrix Potter commenced her journey on the road leading to popularity here and became a landowner. After her death, a major amount of the property she owned was granted to National trust which contributed to the development of Lake District National Park in 1951. Today, this park dominated the economy of the county.
The motto of the council is Ad Montes Oculos Levavi which translates to “I shall lift my eyes unto the hills.” Banner of arms is the official flag of Cumbria.
Attractions & Sports
As it has been mentioned, Cumbria is full of history. From witches to poets, it has seen it all. Tourists, all year long, visit the county to experience the peace and serenity here. A few of the most popular tourist attractions are Windermere lake Cruises, Carlisle Cathedral, Hilltop, Tullie House Museum, The Homes of Football, Dock Museum and Rheged.
The county, despite being a shelter to just half a million, is into variety of sports. Rugby League interests the people in West and South Cumbria while Rugby Union is popular with the East. Then there is football, cricket ball game (Uppies and Downies), Wrestling and Karting are among major sports played here. American Football, which is not well known in the rest of the UK, is well known in the county, thanks to the amateur Carlisle Border Reivers football team.
Food & Drink
Cumbria is no less in the tummy department too. Pubs, cafes, restaurants and breweries are all a part of the culture. Watermill Inn in the Lake District Park, Vats Bar in Kendal, Friends’ Gallery, Borrowdale hotel are some of the many examples. If people are to be asked, Cumberland Sausages and Kendal Mint Cake is the identity of the county.
You can take back a little part of this heritage home – that’s the thing about shopping. Cumbria has two amazing shopping centers – Lanes Shopping Center in Carlisle and Westmorland Center in Kendal. The former is at the heart of the county with the Cathedral, Tullie House Museum and Carlisle Castle encompassing it while the latter is historic market place and devastatingly popular among shoppers.
Music And Nightlife
Oh, you party people, the county is not boring in the least. There is something in store for you too – pubs, dance clubs and night clubs all for your merriment. Canteen Media and Arts Center features comedy nights, Zeffirellis features Jazz gigs every Saturday night and Terminal 1 and Concrete Bar and Club two most famous night clubs in the town Carlisle.
Amazing UK say’s
No words, no articles could ever be enough to describe this place. You have to experience it on your own – see it through your own eyes, breathe in the same air and live with the mystical place. There is no doubt about the fact that you will find everything here – peace, adventure, history, delicious food and fun. Time to find it out, eh?