Cleator is a village in Cumbria, on the fringes of the Lake District National Park. Set at the foot of Cleator Moor, the area is remarkably unspoiled, with idyllic lakes, woods and farmland on its doorstep. Despite its modest size, the village has an international reputation as the location of the former Kangol hat factory. Self-catering holidays in Cleator offer visitors the chance to explore some of the area’s historic landmarks, including St Mary's Catholic Church, which was designed by E W Pugin, the son of the famous architect A W N Pugin, whose works include the Houses of Parliament and Alton Towers. The village also has a rich artistic heritage. Artist L.S Lowry visited Cleator Moor and Cleator during the 1950s to paint a number of local scenes
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Holiday cottages in Cleator provide the ideal base for exploring the Lake District. Just four miles away, the national park is renowned for its dramatic landscapes and wildlife. Buttermere is less than 45 minutes from Cleator, stretching for more than a mile, with a stunning, mountainous backdrop. A footpath runs around the perimeter with lovely views, and for keen hikers, there are paths to the summits of Haystacks and Red Pike. England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, is just 40 minutes from Cleator.
For a relaxing afternoon, there's no need to venture far from your holiday cottage in Cleator. Spectacular moorland is minutes away, as are several historic pubs. The Brook Inn, moments from the village centre, is a quiet pub with an open fire and a selection of local ales – the perfect place to rest after walking through the countryside. For a day by the sea, the St. Bees Heritage Coast is less than 15 minutes away by car, with several walks to enjoy along the coast paths, and many rocky coves and shingle beaches.