Its name is recorded about 1175 as Lauder. It may come from Old Norse lauðr + á = "foamy river", or it may come from one of the Celtic languages.
Sights and Attractions
- Keld Chapel (National Trust), Keld.
- Shap Abbey, (English Heritage), near Shap.
- Askham Hall, Askham.
- Lowther Castle
- Castlesteads Ruins, Yarnwath Woods.
- King Arthur's Round Table Henge, Eamont Bridge.
- Mayburgh Henge, Eamont Bridge.
- Brougham Hall
- Brocavum Roman Camp
- Brougham Castle (English Heritage).
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- Map of the source: 54°30’25"N, 2°40’59"W