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!!
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.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.