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

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    Award-winning 4 Star B&B in Coniston village with beautiful views of the surrounding fells. Walker & cyclist friendly. Cumbria Way adjacent. Free WiFi, stunning garden & parking.
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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
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    Refurbished property, all rooms with kingsize beds, jacuzzi spa baths with shower over. Private off road parking. Pet friendly & family rooms available.
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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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  • Bowness on Windermere
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    Beautiful 4 Star guest house in the Central Lakes set in half an acre of mature gardens above Bowness on Windermere. Disabled facilities, pets welcome and WIFI access.
     
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  • Grange over Sands
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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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    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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  • Hawkshead
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    Beautiful 17th Century Hawkshead Inn with traditional features throughout. Ideal for couples and families with onsite restuarnat and bar. En-suite rooms, free parking and Wi-Fi.
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