Lake District Region of Cumbria, nw England, containing the principal English lakes. Its spectacular mountain and lakeland scenery and its literary associations make it a major tourist attraction. Among its 15 lakes are Derwent Water, Grasmere, Buttermere, and Windermere. The highest point is Scafell Pike at 978m (3210ft). The Lake District National Park was established in 1951. Area: 2243sq km (866sq mi).
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