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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    4 Star Silver Award guest house in Windermere, a 10 minute stroll from the Lake. Charming Victorian property close to restaurants & inns. Breakfast Award and six en-suite rooms.
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    Our excellent caravan park in Gilcrux has luxury self catering caravans for rent, with an onsite shop & kids' play area. Families & pets welcome, with off road parking included.
     
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    AA 3 star fully en-suite guesthouse within walking distance of train & bus stations,lake and local amenities.Wide choice breakfast menu to cater for all tastes. Free Wi-Fi.
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    Victorian B&B gem in Ambleside town centre with luxury en-suites, locally sourced breakfasts and free WiFi. 10 minutes' from Lake Windermere. Bike storage and drying facilities.
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  • Ambleside
    Sleeps 4
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    £295
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    Welcoming self catering cottage in Ambleside, offering comfortable accommodation and private parking for one car. Open- plan living, dining and kitchen area. Attractive garden.
     
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  • Windermere
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    £65
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    Lakes Escape
    Stunning Windermere hotel with indoor pool and sauna just a short walk from the lake. Restaurant with lake views, garden, terrace and luxury facilities. Close to activities/walks.
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    Elegant 4 Diamond Ambleside B&B with four poster rooms, superb fell views, drying room for wet outdoor gear, secure bike storage and large private car park.
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  • Ambleside
    Sleeps 4
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    Traditional stone cottage in Ambleside, with self- catering facilities, private parking and central heating. Spectacular views, and just a short stroll to the centre of the village
     
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    £220
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    Well appointed range of 3 holiday cottages in Cumbria set in 3 acres of gardens close to Broughton in Furness & Coniston. 1 & 2 bedroom cottages, great walks close by. Pet friendly
     
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  • Grange over Sands
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    £325
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    Three luxury holiday apartments in Grange over Sands offering beautiful sea-views, 1 or 2 bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen & period features. Optional breakfast hampers. Sleep 2-4.
     
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