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 2
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    £480
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    Cosy end terrace stone cottage in Coniston village close to the lake and amenities with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, rear garden, parking for 1 car and WiFi. Pets welcome.
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    £39
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    Wonderful period guest house situated in an elevated position overlooking Lake Windermere. 4 elegant ensuite rooms, optional evening meals, drying facilities & TV lounge.
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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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  • Windermere
    Sleeps 2
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    £40
    per night per cottage
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    Two cosy cottages between Bowness and Windermere, a 5 minute walk from both, with stylish open plan living space, WiFi, parking and cots available. Peaceful location. Sleep 2.
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    £246
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    Sykes Cottages collection of Lake District cottages and holiday homes across Cumbria, many with gardens, parking, WiFi & fell views. Ideal for walking/ activity breaks. Sleep 2-20.
     
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  • Torver
    Sleeps 6
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    £470
    per week (seasonal)
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    Four star traditional holiday cottage in Torver near Coniston. Rated four stars. Free Wi-Fi and parking. Ample bike and boat storage. Spacious lawned garden. Short walk to the pub.
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    £25
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    Large & historic Victorian Ambleside guest house with B&B. 3 Diamond Award. Cater for families, friends, individuals & couples. Near to many outdoor activities.
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  • Newby Bridge
    Sleeps 6
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    £350
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 2-6
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    Beautiful cottage on the western shores of Lake Windermere near Hawkshead perfect for family activity holidays. Boat launch and lakeside picnic area. Pet friendly. WiFi access.
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  • Keswick
    Sleeps 11
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    £825
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    Keswick self-catering holiday cottage providing family and group accommodation including WiFi, parking and an enclosed patio. Various nearby attractions. Sleeps 11.
     
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    £544
    Per week (seasonal) Sleeps up to 8
     
    Lakeside holiday park in Windermere with an onsite playground, games room, restaurant, bar and beer garden. Caravans, lodges and cottages. Park marina and boat launch.
     
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