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.
Longtail Loft offers a peaceful retreat for 2 with a private hot tub within easy walking distance of Lake Windermere. The property has a modern design and benefits from a lovely sunny balcony for you to enjoy plus an al fresco dining area. The property is close to Bowness -on-Winderemere where you can enjoy the many bars and restaurants.
Lake Windermere itself offers cruises as well as canoeing, kayaking and sailing opportunities.
Alternatively visit the World of Beatrix Potter, where you can learn all about her writing and her importance to local conservation. Enjoy doing as little or as much as you want!
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.
Netherby Yurt, Longtown, is a little further out of the Lake District (25 miles) but one that we just didn’t want to miss off this list!
Set in a rural location with its own private hot tub and cabin with a full kitchen and bathroom, this yurt is a great introduction into glamping life! Sleeping 2- 4 it is perfect for a rural romantic treat or glamping fun for all the family!
If staying with the family then the unique Puzzling Place, Keswick will wonder and astound you all with its anti-gravity room and eyelusions exhibition!
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 image) - 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!