Armathwaite is a village in the county of Cumbria. Set on the River Eden, it is renowned for its salmon fishing and river walks. Armathwaite is a 20-minute drive from the fringes of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a 30-minute drive from the Lake District. Surrounded by rolling countryside, it is a peaceful community, with rows of old cottages and several historic pubs. Among the most popular sites to visit during a self-catering holiday in Armathwaite is the chapel of Christ and St Mary, originally built in 1402. It features stunning stained-glass windows made by the William Morris Company and English artist Edward Burne-Jones. John Skelton, poet and tutor to King Henry VIII, is believed to have been born here.
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