Pooley Bridge

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Pooley Bridge
Pooley Bridge
Pooley Bridge is located in Cumbria
Pooley Bridge
Pooley Bridge
 Pooley Bridge shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY471244
Civil parish Barton
District Eden
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Dialling code 017684
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Penrith and the Border
List of places

Coordinates: 54°36′43″N 2°49′14″W / 54.61197°N 2.82058°W / 54.61197; -2.82058

Pooley Bridge is a village in the Eden District of the northwestern English county of Cumbria, within the traditional borders of Westmorland.

It takes its name from the bridge over the River Eamont at the northern end of Ullswater. There is a pier from which ferries (known as the Ullswater 'Steamers') provide connections to Glenridding and Howtown. Pooley Bridge was formerly known as Pooley or Pool How meaning the hill by the pool or stream. The name Pool How was derived from the Old English word pollr plus the Old Norse haugr meaning hill or mound.[1][2]

Pooley is mostly situated in the civil parish of Barton, of which it is the main settlement. The few houses on the northern or Cumberland side of the bridge are in Dacre parish.[3] The village is popular with tourists, especially during the summer, and has several hotels, guest houses and camping sites.


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