Grasmere

Grasmere

An outdoor activities playground to beat all, you’ll find a fantastic choice of leisure pursuits and things to see and do in the Lake District & Cumbria from spectacular walking and cycling trails to top fishing and guided tours, climbing and challenging outdoor adventures. The landscapes of the Lake District National Park has inspired authors and poets from the Romantics like William Wordsworth to children’s authors like Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome. Today the region regularly features in Hollywood blockbusters, so why not come and experience some of Britain’s most spectacular scenery for yourself.

Boat trips on Coniston Water

Boat trips on Coniston Water

Whatever your taste, be it literary tours, adventure thrills or the finest local produce and real ales, it’s all here in the Lake District National Park. Find family fun things to do in the Lake District and hop aboard a scenic boat trip on Lake Ullswater, Windermere or Derwentwater. Don’t miss a tour of Wordsworth’s historic homes in Cockermouth, Grasmere and Ambleside or base yourself in top cultural hotspots like Keswick, Kendal and Carlisle where you’ll find a great choice of independent theatres, cinemas, premier art galleries and museums.

Great scenery, a buzzing festival and arts scene, a range of outdoor activities and award-winning restaurants and inns are just a few of the things to do in Lakeland, with unique craft and specialist shopping to be found in the region’s many market towns and villages. Don’t miss the fantastic shopping scenes in Kendal, Cartmel, Hawkshead, Ambleside and Keswick where you’ll find the emphasis is on local produce, craft and individuality or visit one of the region’s many farmers markets and crafts markets.

There’s lots to see and do in the Lake District for families. Peter Rabbit and friends are waiting for your visit or go on the hunt for ghosts and Romans in haunted castles and museums on the Cumbria Coast. Come rain or shine, there’s always an event or festival taking place in the Lake District so love the Lakes and discover fantastic scenery, family fun, award-winning festivals and arts, the finest local produce and a brilliant craft shopping scene for yourself and book your Lake District holiday now.

Accommodation in the Lake District

  • Coniston
    Sleeps 4
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    £441
    Per week (seasonal)
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    Charming two bedroom cottage in Coniston with lake views, outdoor seating area, parking for one car, a bathroom with shower and a modern kitchen. Short breaks. Pet friendly.
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  • Bowness on Windermere
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    £15
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    Lake District Cottages & Apartment in Lindale and Bowness close to attractions and activities. Stunning throughout featuring cosy woodburners & well equipped kitchens. Sleep 4/5.
     
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  • Bowness on Windermere
    Prices from
    £55
    Per luxury double room per night (2 sharing)
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    Character pet friendly B&B accommodation in the heart of Bowness. Up to 2 dogs welcome free of charge. Well behaved pets welcome in rooms & dining set up in lounge.
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  • Carlisle
    Sleeps 10
    Prices from
    £210
    for 3 nights
     
    Luxury log cabins with hot tubs in a secluded corner of Cumbria. Ideal for couples, families and groups. Weddings catered for. Honeymoon packages available. Pet friendly. Parking.
     
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    £25
    Per room, per night
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 299 reviews
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    Modern budget hotel in Barrow in Furness with free car parking, newly refurbished guest rooms, Wi-Fi service & family rooms. Breakfast box from reception. Pet friendly.
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    £25
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    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 395 reviews
    Rating from 395 reviews
    Cheap Travelodge hotel near Penrith and the M6 motorway junction 40. Short drive from Ullswater & equipped with ensuite rooms, WIFI service, Little Chef restaurant.
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  • Windermere
    Sleeps 6
    Prices from
    £350
    Per week (seasonal) sleep 4-6
     
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    Luxury 2 & 3 bedroom lodges near Lake Windermere ideal for groups. Private hot tubs and excellent onsite facilities. Short breaks available. Book online via our website.
     
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    £35
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    Exquisite 13th Century converted water mill within 1.5 acres offering unique B&B accommodation near Milnthorpe and Kendal. Free WiFi, evening meals and cream teas. Just off the M6.
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    £30
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    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 192 reviews
    Rating from 192 reviews
    Charming Victorian bed and breakfast in Windermere. Lovely accommodation in a superb location offering an extensive breakfast menu. Free Car Parking. Wi-Fi.
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    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 371 reviews
    Rating from 371 reviews
    Well equipped hotel in Kendal just south of the town centre and a short drive from the M6 motorway. Free onsite parking, high speed internet service & modern ensuite rooms.
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    Rating from 371 reviews