Lake District

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Often referred to as England’s most beautiful corner, the Lake District National Park is an inspiring area of natural beauty that offers an enormous range of relaxing and rejuvenating experiences.

With breathtaking mountains and sparkling lakes, the park’s unsurpassed scenery has inspired the works of many writers and poets, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. 

In addition to exploring its literary heritage, try out some of the best walking and climbing routes that England can offer, or choose from a wealth of indoor and outdoor activities and attractions. Bring the family – there’s plenty to do for all ages.

Relax in high quality accommodation. From cosy village bed and breakfast accommodation to opulent country house hotels with superb lake views, you’ll be thoroughly spoilt for choice. 

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When you feel peckish you’ll find an excellent choice of inns, hotels and award-winning restaurants. The Lake District is also renowned for its superb local produce.

Sample some of the local hams, cheeses and beers or try some Kendal Mint Cake or traditional Grasmere Gingerbread.

Popular Attractions include:

Windermere Lake Cruises

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Cars of the Stars Museum

Ullswater Steamers

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Aquarium of the Lakes

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole 

Events

January: Ambleside Daffodil and Spring Flower Show (Ambleside)

February: Keswick Film Festival (Keswick)

March: Ulverston Walking Festival (Ulverston)

April: Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally (Kirkby Stephen)

May: Cumbrian Food Festival (Countywide)

June: Holker Garden Festival (Cark-in-Cartmel)

July: Maryport Blues Festival (Maryport)

August: Grasmere Sports (Grasmere)

September: Westmorland County Show (Crooklands)

October: Wasdale Head Show (Wasdale)

November: Kendal Mountain Film Festival (Kendal)

December: Carlisle Capital of Christmas Celebrations (Carlisle)

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