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

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    A beautiful heritage inn at Troutbeck hamlet, midway between Keswick and Penrith, perfect for walking and cycling, In-house restaurant, bar and 7 en-suites. Dog friendly with WiFi.
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    Award-winning 4 Star guest house in Troutbeck, 3 miles from Windermere. Set in private grounds with spectacular views from rooms and the terrace. Free WiFi, parking & pubs nearby.
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  • Bowness On Windermere
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    £55
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    Luxury 4* Silver Accommodation in the heart of Bowness with its beautiful lake, restaurants & shops. 4 Poster & Family Rooms. Ask about our free champagne, chocs & 1/2 price rooms!
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    £200
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    Two static caravans for rent set in stunning location next to trout fishing ponds in Lorton, a secluded part of the Lake District. Close to C2c cycle route.
     
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  • Appleby in Westmorland
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    £80
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    Classic Georgian bed & breakfast a short stroll from Appleby town centre. One acre garden with Castle views. 9 beautiful rooms, farmhouse breakfasts, parking and free WiFi.
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  • Coniston & Broughton
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    £260
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    Superb self catering cottages and apartments in the heart of the Lake District, set amidst the beautiful lake and mountain scenery of Coniston and Broughton.
     
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    £60
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    Luxury country house hotel in Troutbeck, close to Ambleside & Windermere. Bed & breakfast accommodation, with on site restaurant & access to leisure facilities
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  • Bowness on Windermere
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    £80
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    Award winning Bowness on Windermere bed & breakfast with 7 beautifully presented guest rooms. Use of nearby leisure facilities including pool. Great for couples. No children. Wi-Fi
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  • Keswick
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    £33
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    Friendly B&B in Keswick, providing comfortable accommodation close to the town's many attractions. Family friendly with off road parking and WiFi. Breakfast and dinner served.
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    £9
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    Lakeshore campsite near Ambleside with pitches, camper van spaces and luxury glamping pods. Onsite shop, shower and laundry. Close to Lake District attractions. Dogs welcome.
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