Quaint Ravenglass can lay claim to being the only Cumbrian village where the mountains of the Lake District National Park meet the sea. Three rivers - the Esk, Irt and Mite - also converge here and the geographical uniqueness is what prompted the Romans to build a fort here in the 2nd century called Glannaventa to protect Hadrian's Wall. The ruins of the Ravenglass Roman Bath House at the fort are thought to be some of the tallest Roman structures remaining in northern Britain and they can be found just a short walk away from the village.
Ravenglass is notable for the fact that its main street narrows at both ends, which ensured it was more practical to help to contain livestock brought to market in the past. Another nod to days gone by can be found at the Ravenglass and Eskdale miniature railway. Some regard the seven-mile line to Dalegarth, which nestles at the foot of some of England's largest mountains, as one of country's most picturesque train journeys and ramblers regularly hop on and off any of the four steam locomotives currently in service at the various stations to embark on the countless walking trails.
Booking a break in one of the Cumbrian cottages in close proximity to Ravenglass will allow excellent access to the stunning valleys at Eskdale and Wasdale, as well as nearby Muncaster Castle, with extensive wild woodland gardens and a hawk and owl centre with stunning flying displays.