Cumbria is a mainly rural county and is home to The Lake District National Park which contains beautiful scenery and a thriving cultural history. The area offers a spectacular variety of landscapes within a small 30-mile radius. From the haunting beauty of Lake Windermere and Ullswater to the picture postcard hills and dales, it is easy to see how the famous Lake Poets including Wordsworth and Coleridge were inspired by the landscape. The beautiful, unspoiled Lake District offers much more than its scenic beauty. Brantwood which was the home of John Ruskin, Muncaster which is famed for its rhododendrons as well as Holker Hall and Sizergh Castle are all worth a visit.