Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers

Leisure and outdoor activity attractions in the Lake District are what the region does best whether you’re high wiring at family fun Go Ape in Grizedale, taking a guided walking tour or sailing the day away on Ullswater. Go Fishing or osprey watching around Bassenthwaite. Horse riding is popular around Coniston or head off into Langdale or the Northern Fells for a challenging hike. The Lake District offers all these activities and more!

An internationally acclaimed arts and cultural scene is here in the Lake District. The region is home to many award-winning museums, theatres and art galleries including the Brewery Arts Centre and Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal. Find premier independent cinemas and arts centre in Keswick and Ambleside and enjoy year round festivals and events in the Lake District. Events include everything from real ale festivals and outdoor adventure festivals to film festivals, food festivals, high profile music festivals and even marmalade festivals!!

Brantwood & Coniston Water

Brantwood & Coniston Water

The Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness is guaranteed to raise a smile or try a spot of family cycling and walking around Grizedale and Whinlatter. Don’t miss a visit to the legendary Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick or find a ghost or two at spooky Muncaster Castle on the Cumbria Coast! Pleasure boat cruises are not to be missed on Lake Windermere stopping off at Lakeside and Ambleside or a themed boat trip on Coniston Water where you’ll find out all about Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome or speed boat world record holder Donald Campbell.

Lake District tourist attractions include an amazing mix of highlights from stately homes and castles to brewery tours, craft and local produce markets and guided walking tours. Homes of the famous offering tours are numerous, with top tours including Beatrix Potter’s historic home in Far Sawrey, Wordsworth’s historic homes around Grasmere and Cockermouth, and John Ruskin’s lakeside home Brantwood on the shores of Coniston Water.

Accommodation in the Lake District

  • Ulverston
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    Scandinavian style contemporary 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in Ulverston centre with luxury open plan living space and free WiFi. Shops/restaurants walking distance. Sleep 1-5.
     
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  • Cautley
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    Lovely B&B in Cautley near Sedbergh, providing guest accommodation in a superb location below the Howgill Fells in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Evening meals available.
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  • Coniston
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    18th century romantic cottage near Coniston perfect for families and outdoor enthusiasts with a real fire, large terraced garden, WiFi and pets welcome. Bike storage and parking.
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    Family-run guest house in Windermere, offering large en-suite four poster rooms, family, twin and double rooms. Off road parking available, with delicious breakfasts served.
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  • Coniston
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    £504
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    Delightful period property in Coniston ideal for families or couples. Plenty of 19th century charm, large lawn garden, modern kitchen, Freesat TV. Short breaks. Dog friendly.
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  • Windermere
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    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* silver awarded guest house in Ambleside, providing a relaxed atmosphere in a lake-land setting. Excellent breakfast menu, free WiFi & free parking for nearby villages.
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    Luxury bed and breakfast guest accommodation in Keswick. Licensed bar, scenic terrace, beautifully appointed en-suite rooms, award winning Cumbrian breakfasts. Parking, Wi-Fi
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