Wherever you go in the Lake District you will find plenty of things to see and do and the region boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. Windermere spa hotels are among the most popular places to stay in the Lakes. The Lake District is home to 16 major lakes, including Windermere, the largest lake in England, at 10.5 miles in length. Numerous mountain tarns tower over the stunning lake areas, and some of England´s highest mountains are located here. The M6 motorway provides excellent transport links to the Lake District from most major cities in the north of England, and the region is easily accessible for day trips from as far away as the Midlands and Staffordshire.
Visitors to the Lake District will find plenty of hotels, spa hotels, boutique hotels, guest houses and luxury bed and breakfast accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. If you are looking for a romantic break, Windermere and Bowness offer some of the best boutique hotels and luxury hotels in the region.
If you are looking for things to do with the kids in the Lake District, visit the Beatrix Potter Attraction or the Lakes Aquarium close to Bowness, or for the more energetic, a trip to Go Ape in Grizedale Forest, near Hawkshead, is a must. This award-winning attraction is an adventure park with a difference, and visitors are encouraged to test their metal by navigating their way around a high wire forest adventure course, including giant obstacles in the trees. Visitors can use ladders, walkways and bridges to get around, above the forest canopy, and the attraction also includes the longest zip line at 426m. If you want to explore some of the historical sights around the Lake District, take a trip to Dove Cottage, once the home of famous poet, William Wordsworth, or go to Hill Top at Sawrey, former home of Beatrix Potter, which has been left the same since 1943 when the famous children´s author died.
If you intend to explore the Lake District, why not base yourself in a spa hotel in Windermere and make the most of your stay in luxurious surroundings? If you enjoy fishing in the Lake District, there are plenty of good lakes and rivers inside the National Park to find char, eels, perch, pike, sea trout and salmon. A rod license is required, and you can get more information directly from the lessee of the lake or from a tourist information office.If you enjoy walking, you won´t find a better place in England for fell walking. Over 120 mountain tops in the Lake District are over 2,000 feet high, and there are plenty of routes up to the summits. All Lakeland peaks are accessible without a rope, but they should not be underestimated, and it is vital you carry the necessary equipment, including a map, a compass, waterproof clothing and emergency rations.
The weather in the Lake District can change quickly, and what starts out as a fine, dry day can soon turn to driving rain and howling winds in the afternoon, even in summer. The actual town of Windermere is situated on high ground overlooking Bowness and Windermere, and it boasts many fine stately homes and mansions built of local stone. For lovers of outdoor pursuits, take a hike up to Orrest Head, 785 feet above the town, and enjoy spectacular views. The Langdale Pikes and many more of Lakeland's mountains can be seen from the top; you can also see the full length of Windermere.
Book into a Windermere spa hotel with hot tub rooms and enjoy the luxury of your surroundings.