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Allonby, West Cumbria
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeAllonby, West Cumbria - Credit: Alan Taylor

Cumberland is an historic county of North West England.  It is now incorporated into Cumbria, along with Westmorland and parts of historic northern Lancashire.


Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeWigton - Credit: Nigel Monckton

Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens visited Cumberland on a walking tour in 1857.  Towns they stopped at included: Hesketh Newmarket, where they stayed at the Queen's Head; Wigton, where Collins saw a doctor about a sprained ankle; and Allonby, where they stopped for two nights at The Ship -- described by Dickens as 'a capital little homely inn looking out upon the sea ... a clean nice place in a rough wild country'. 

Read more about their trip here