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In making the tour of the Lakes, various routes present themselves; the choice of which must depend upon circumstances of taste, convenience, and mode of travelling. Tourists from the north generally approach by way of Carlisle; those from the south by Lancaster.

Is a well-built town, containing 12,613 inhabitants. It is a sea-port upon the Lune, over which there is a handsome bridge; and about a mile further up a grand aqueduct, by which the Canal is conducted across the river.
The Castle, including the county jail and spacious halls for the administration of justice, occupies a commanding situation. A great part of the building is modern, but there still remains an ancient tower called John of Gaunt's Chair, from which there is a most extensive and beautiful prospect. An ancient Church with a lofty tower stands upon the same eminence. The King's Arms, Royal Oak, and Commercial, are the principal inns.
  Lancaster Canal
A quick sailing Packet Boat, for the conveyance of passengers, has lately been established, every day, between Preston and Kendal, through Lancaster.
Proceeding from Lancaster, several roads lie before us. The most direct is either by Burton, or by Milnthorp to Kendal, each a distance of 22 miles. Opposite the village of Bolton, about two
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