Cumbria is a county in northwest England bordered by Northumberland National Park, the Yorkshire Dales, Lancaster and Dumfries. It is most famously home to the stunning Lake District, one of the most visited locations in the UK, known for its rolling hills, shimmering lakes and expansive natural beauty. As well as the lakes, there are plenty of other sights to see in Cumbria including Yorkshire Dales National Park, the gorgeous waters of Windermere and the charming market town of Kendal. If it's raining, visitors can enjoy Windermere’s World of Beatrix Potter or take a stroll through the city of Carlisle, with its famous cathedral and the bustling grounds of Cumbria University. Situated 242 miles from London, Cumbria is a 5-hour car ride or 3.5-hour train journey from the capital city and makes for a perfect weekend getaway as a family.