a lake in NW England, in Cumbria, in the Lake District, southwest of Keswick. Length: 2 km (1.25 miles)

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Historical Examples of buttermere

  • That poor "Buttermere Lake" is still the only picture by Turner that you have ever seen.


    C. Lewis Hind

  • The road was very good for some distance, being the coach road to Buttermere, so we went gaily on.

    As the Crow Flies

    Walter Phelps Dodge

  • Another letter was also produced from his wife at Tiverton, and a certificate of his marriage with Mary of Buttermere.

  • The unfortunate Mary of Buttermere went from home to avoid the impertinent visits of unfeeling curiosity.

  • Still, however, both at Keswick and Buttermere, he was somewhat shy of appearing in public.