Book a cottage break in Bullgill, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England
Have a Brilliant Cottage Break in Bullgill, Cumbria.
Bullgill is a hamlet in Cumbria and makes a perfect base for exploring this scenic part of the world. If your family wants to get its walking boots on, this area will provide hours of fun. You’re never far from a walking route or a bridleway. There is a wide choice of different lengths and ability levels for walkers, offering terrific views. In addition, there are well known fell walks if you want a challenge.
Bullgill is near the small market town of Kirkby Stephen, an attractive place for a holiday, with buildings oozing with history and cobbled yards. One of the most famous walks, Alfred Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast route, passes through Kirkby Stephen. This town has a very good range of shops including craft shops and antique shops plus interesting galleries. Kirkby Stephen’s parish church is known to local residents as the Cathedral of the Dales and contains some interesting relics. A good way to get accustomed to the town is by following the Kirkby Stephen Town Trail.
A ride on a steam train is a great way to see a new landscape and there is no better heritage railway in England than the famous Settle-Carlisle Line. This iconic railway can be accessed at the Kirkby Stephen railway station, which has been refurbished and restored, courtesy of the Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust. You can get refreshments at the Platform Shop.
Built in the 12th century by the Normans, Pendragon Castle at Mallerstang is on private land, but the public is allowed to explore the ruins, with care. Just four miles from Kirkby Stephen, it’s a worthwhile excursion if such ruins inspire you. It has a long history of damage from fires followed by restoration work over the years and some say (although there is no hard evidence) that the castle has a connection with King Arthur.
Bullgill is also near the coastal town of Maryport, located on the Solway estuary, with shops, pubs, golf links, a marina, Georgian houses and attractions plus wonderful views and events. The Wave contains a concert hall, a theatre, the Heritage Visitor Centre and a bistro. Other attractions include the Lake District Coast Aquarium, exhibiting mostly British species and the Maritime Museum.
Bullgill offers a memorable location for a self-catering break, whether you are on foot, on a bike or on a train. Peace and quiet amidst one of the most beautiful areas in Britain is hard to beat.
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What Bullgill, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria offers for Self-Catering Holidays
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