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The Lake District National Park is located in Cumbria in the North West corner of England. Manchester Airport is around 80 miles to the south of the Lake District (around 75 minutes by car) and has routes to around 200 global destinations. Newcastle International Airport is approximately 75 miles to the North East of the Lake District (around 90 minutes by car) and serves more than 80 destinations. National Express also operates services from London Victoria to the Lake District, as well as from numerous other destinations in the UK.
Rail services connect many of the key places to visit in the Lake District, as the West Coast mainline connects London and Glasgow with Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle. A direct train also links Manchester with Windermere, while local services call at Kendal, Staveley and Windermere too. An excellent bus network provides an alternative means of getting around. In addition, you can explore Lake District attractions on a minibus tour or admire the views from a lake steamer. Several heritage railways, including the Ravendale and Eskdale Railway, the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and South Tynedale Railway, also operate in the region, providing some of the best views in the Lake District.