Cumbria map, showing the county of Cumbria and its cities, towns, villages and hamlets.
Detailed Road Map of Cumbria England
Cumbria Map England: Interactive Google map of Cumbria, a large county in the north-west of England, best known for its Lake District. Use controls to get detailed street map of any particular town.
The county town and administrative HQ of Cumbria is Carlisle, other popular towns to visit from a tourist point of view include Kendal, Keswick, Penrith, Ulverston, Ambleside, Appleby, Grasmere, Windermere and Maryport.
Cumbria: A large county located in north-western England, Cumbria has an area of 2,613 square miles (the 3rd largest county in England), and a population of just 496,000. Only created in its present form in the 1974 local government shake-up, Cumbria is a mostly rural county, with its most famous area being the Lake District National Park.
Cumbria borders the English counties of Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham, plus the Scottish county of Dumfries and Galloway, its coastline is on the Irish Sea.
Cumbria has 6 districts, and these are the City of Carlisle, the District of Eden, the Borough of Allerdale, the Borough of Copeland, the District of South Lakeland, and the Borough of Barrow in Furness.
The Cumbria area has been settled since at least the Neolithic Age, and during the Roman period was inhabited by descendents of the Brigantes tribe. Swallowed up by the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria in the late seventh century, parts of Cumbria were also controlled by the Scots.
The creation of Cumbria as a county in 1974, incorporated several areas including Cumberland, Westmoreland, Furness, Carlisle, and Sedburgh.
Cumbria has a number of very popular tourist attractions, the best known being the Lake District, which alone attracts over eight million visitors each year, other attractions include Muncaster Castle, Kendal Castle, Stagshaw Gardens, Carlisle Cathedral, Penrith Castle, Brough Castle, the Pennine Way and Hadrian’s Wall, to name but a few.
Cumbria Places (See Cumbria Map for Location):
Ambleside: A popular tourist centre standing beside Lake Windermere in the Lake District, Cumbria, Ambleside is an excellent base for touring the Lakes and at Waterhead visitors can catch a ferry to Bowness-on-Windermere, a delightful trip when the weather is fine.
Appleby-in-Westmorland: A small town to the east of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, Appleby is mostly famous for its June Horse Fair, which takes place in the town every year.
Carlisle: A historic city close to Hadrian's Wall and England's border with Scotland, Carlisle has often been a battleground between the two nations, its Norman castle and cathedral, however, still have original features. Carlisle is also handy for visiting the northern sections of the Lake District, the city is clearly shown at the top of this Cumbria map.
Grasmere: One of the most famous locations in the Lake District, Grasmere will be forever associated with the poet William Wordsworth, today it is a ver popular tourist destination. Grasmere Map.
Ulverston: A market town situated in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, Ulverston is the location of the famous Laurel and Hardy Museum, outlining the lives of this comedy duo. Ulverston Cumbria Map.