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Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District. With the population of barely 560, the small village sits on a lovely scenic route to Buttermere, which offers access to many gorgeous walks. Popular things to do in Portinscale include rowing, canoeing, kayaking, and windsurfing. Apart from nature lovers and sports enthusiasts, history buffs are also well catered for in and around Portinscale. A center of Quakerism in the 17th century, the village is home to archaeological finds that date back to the Stone Age and well-preserved Georgian and Victorian country houses surrounded by picturesque gardens. The area is also known for its links with the famous children's writer and illustrator Beatrix Potter. Portinscale is in Keswick. To arrange what you want to do in Portinscale, use our United Kingdom online route planner.
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