The Lake District attracts nearly 16 millions visitors each year and it’s not surprising why!
Offering beautiful scenery, 16 tranquil lakes and more than 150 high peaks including England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, there really is something for everyone to enjoy!
As such we wanted to share with you a few great places to stay as well as fun activities for you to partake in when planning your visit there.
Boavista at Jackdaw Quarry is situated just 18 miles south of The Lake District and offers a beautiful setting on a quarry lake with stunning views near Morecambe.
Sleeping up to 6 guests and offering a private hot tub and all mod cons, this is a great place for 2 couples or a family to explore this wonderful area.
Just 20 minutes away you can discover the historic 14th-century Sizergh Castle, near Kendal. This medieval house offers rich gardens to explore and Elizabethan carvings to admire. Events are often arranged throughout the year.
Stable Stays, near Cartmel, offers a unique stay for horse lovers. Sleeping 3, this property gives you the chance to get up close and personal with a beautiful Friesian horse.
Enjoy stroking the horse through the bars or maybe get a nuzzle when you are on the top bunk! Whilst here you can take some time to groom the horse and even much out too! The stable has self catering facilities and an en-suite shower room too.
Less than 10 minutes away you can visit the ruins of Kirkhead Tower. This 19th century summerhouse offers gorgeous 360º views including views of Morecambe Bay’s headland lookouts.
Mosedale End Farm Glamping, Penrith, is sat just on the edge of the Lake District and offers a great base for exploring this beautiful area.
Set in a rural location, it has a great al fresco dining area and stunning views of the surrounding fields and valley. The pod sleeps 2 adults comfortably with space for 2 children on a sofa bed. It is perfect for a rural romantic treat or glamping fun for all the family!
Why not enjoy a spot of hiking whilst here, with Carrock Fell and Bannderdale Crags not too far away.
Of course the Lake District in itself is one big attraction with plenty to delight in and explore, however we just wanted to give a quick mention to these other wonderful attractions too.
Rydal Mount, Gardens and Cave (see below) - Wordsworth’s rustic family home with displays of his work. Enjoy walking around the beautiful gardens and be sure to take a stroll to explore the caves next to the wonderful lake.
Ambleside Roman Fort - Built in the 2nd century the remains of this fort offers you an interesting insight into Roman life.
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - One of the longest narrow gauge railways in England, this 7 mile journey takes 40 minutes and offers you stunning views of the Lake District.
So there you have it! We hope you have found this a useful insight into planning your next trip to the Lake District!"
- Jess, CEO & Founder of QuirkyAccom
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