Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A scenic area of northwest England including the Cumbrian Mountains and some 15 lakes. It is a popular tourist attraction for its associations with the 19th-century Lake Poets, notably Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey.

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  • proper noun A national park in Cumbria, north-western England characterised by its many lakes.

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  • noun a popular tourist area in northwestern England including England's largest lake and highest mountain

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Examples

  • The county, near the Scottish border, is home to the famous tourist attraction known as the Lake District and has one of the lowest crime rates in Britain.

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  • So, the Lake District is a naturally very wet part of the country, and the hamlet of Seathwaite in Borrowdale is, on average, the wettest inhabited place in England with a mean annual rainfall for the standard reference period 1971-2000 of 3,400mm (134in).

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  • So, the Lake District is a naturally very wet part of the country, and the hamlet of Seathwaite in Borrowdale is, on average, the wettest inhabited place in England with a mean annual rainfall for the standard reference period 1971-2000 of 3,400mm (134in).

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  • The hotel is located in Lake District which is in the North West of England in the county of Cumbria

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  • According to Cottages4You, the best-selling areas, based on 2012 bookings to date are in order: Cornwall, Scotland, Devon, Wales, Norfolk, the Lake District and Dorset.

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  • Set in the Lake District in 1935, it offers up the unrequited love of Marcus for Eleanor, complete with a family doctor and a lovesick niece in a story of summer madness that turns to winter chill.

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  • The Hotel, the broadcaster's current Sunday night fly-on-the-wall documentary inside a Lake District hotel, has made something of a star of general manager Wayne Bartholomew.

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  • It's three hours or more to the Lake District and even then you're a good distance from somewhere nice to eat.

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  • Happily, for a Lake District bookshop it doesn't bow before the altar of Wainwright and the rambling lobby although you can get that stuff if you so desire, but remains refreshingly independent-minded.

    My favourite independent bookshop: Sam Read, Grasmere

  • Over the coming week we'll be publishing lists of firms specialising in Cornwall, Scotland, Devon, Wales, Norfolk, the Lake District and Dorset – but first, here is a list of 10 that operate UK-wide.

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