The village of Middleton is located in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, near the banks of the River Lune. With the Yorkshire Dales to its east and the Lake District to its west, it is surrounded by some of the UK’s most idyllic countryside. Middleton consists of a scattering of historic homes and farm buildings, set amid hills, fields and woods. On the northern edge of the village, a short stroll from Middleton holiday cottages, the Swan Inn is a charming pub serving local ales and good food. There are a number of interesting landmarks to look out for, including Holy Ghost Church, which stands at the end of a Roman road and features beautiful stained-glass windows.
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A short drive northward from your Middleton holiday cottage, Sedbergh is a welcoming market town, approached by a spectacularly steep country road. There are some great places to eat and drink in the town centre, and the former Victorian woollen mill of Farfield – now a base for 16 artists and craftspeople – is well worth a visit. A short drive south from Middleton, Kirkby Lonsdale is another market town with beautiful architecture dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. For far-reaching views, hike up Collier’s Lane, from which the town’s stone buildings and meandering cobbled lanes can be admired. Highly recommended during your stay in Middleton, the Carlisle to Settle Railway provides a relaxing journey through the breathtaking scenery of Garsdale and Dentdale.
Middleton lies at the western edge of Yorkshire Dales National Park, where 680 square miles of dales and stone-built villages await discovery. Also popular on self-catering holidays in Middleton, the Lake District National Park lies directly to the village’s west, with forests, lakes and mountains which are a haven for hiking, sailing, climbing and other outdoor pursuits.