The Lake District, located in Cumbria in England`s northwest, is a mountainous region famous for its forests, waterfalls, and of course its lakes. The Lake District National Park, spread out across 911 square miles, is the United Kingdom`s most-visited national park. Towns and villages in this region include Windermere, which shares its name with England`s largest lake; Ambleside and Rydal, villages on the northern end of Lake Windermere; Ullswater, the second-largest lake in the Lake District, where Glenridding and Pooley Bridge are located; Grasmere, also known for its eponymous lake and arguably the most popular tourist village in Cumbria; and Kendal, world-renowned for their high-energy `mint cakes` that are a must-have for any tourist. The Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017, is also known for its literary tradition, inspiring such `Lake Poets` as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
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