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Fairy tales can come true when you tie the knot at Askham Hall

Few settings can claim to be as tranquil and pictuesque as that of Cumbria's Askham Hall. Situated in The Lowther Estate in the north of the Lake District Near Penrith, the oak beamed barn within this elegant house is a popular spot for a wedding nowadays. Currently in the ownership of the Countess of Lonsdale and her son, the building's history traces back to the 14th century as a peel tower, substantially enlarged in 1575.

Lovely lakes

In 2017 The Lake District was granted Unesco World Heritage Site status, the first British national park to be given the accolade. With its soaring mountain scenery and gorgeous lakes, it's not hard to see why. One of prettiest lakes is Ullswater, which is within easy reach of Askham Hall. Take to the waters by steamer or more adventurous types will enjoy the various watersports on offer, including sailing and kayaking. Or just walk shoreside and admire the setting for Wordsworth's poem Daffodils.

Take a hike

The Lake District attracts ramblers from across the world who are attracted by the stunning fells and mountain views. Helvellyn, around 40 minutes away, is good for experienced walkers or Whinlatter Forest Park has some lovely gentle trails and excellent mountain biking. Looking for accommodation Near Askham Hall? Travelodge Penrith Hotel is your Nearest or Travelodge Carlisle M6 Hotel is great for travel links.