The Lake District National Park is one of the most beautiful locations in England, and covers 875 square miles of Cumbria.
Whether you plan to visit the Lake District to enjoy climbing, trekking, walking or simply relaxing, you will find everything you need within easy reach of England’s biggest lake, Windermere.
With 16 lakes and 53 tarns, every stretch of water in the Lake District has its own unique elements. Most of the lakes boast beautiful mountain, fells and hillside backdrops.
Waste Water is England’s deepest lake at 79m at its deepest point and Windermere the longest at 10.5 miles. The highest fell is Scafell Pike at 3,209ft. Helvellyn and Great Gable offer fantastic views and are still high in the Lakeland fells.
It is easy to see why famous poets, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge made their homes here and were inspired by the dramatic scenery to write some of their most renowned works.
The Lake District is home to some of the most beautiful spa hotels, and luxury cottage accommodation in Windermere, offering fabulous facilities in England’s most famous national park. Spa hotels in the Lake District provide perfect accommodation if you want a romantic weekend away or to be pampered during your stay.
Enjoy a boat trip across Windermere, Ulverston or Coniston to enjoy views from the water. A narrow-gauge steam railway between Ravenglass and Eskdale Stations is also worth a visit.
A choice of traditional local pubs serving typical Cumbrian fare and real ales can be found throughout Windermere and Bowness. Try the Cumbrian lamb, the Cumberland sausages or the Grasmere gingerbread for a real treat. Borrowdale trout is a must for fish lovers.
Also home to almost 30 traditional breweries, most Cumbria pubs serve traditional real ales, perfect for quenching your thirst after a hard day out walking the fells.
With many unique characteristics and hundreds of fantastic attractions for all the family, the Lake District has been popular with tourists since Victorian times, when wealthy city-dwellers bought holiday houses in the area. The tranquil splendour of the lakes and the clear air of the countryside was said to benefit the health of early visitors and the rest, as they say, is history.
The diverse landscape of the Lake District offers visitors a range of rugged and wild terrain, mountains and fells, and of course, magnificent lakes. The lonely tarns and dales make the Lake District a walker´s paradise and a perfect destination for a weekend away.