The best places to visit in the Lake District

Home to scenic lakes, mystic hills, lush green forests and stunning mountains, the Lake District Rose Cottage is one of the most beautiful places in England.

The Lake District is also home to some of the UK’s most exciting attractions, including: Beatrix Potter Gallery 

Dedicated to the World-famous author who adored the Lake District, this is a 17thcentury house where Beatrix Potter once lived. A unique exhibition also showcases classic gems and presents, diaries, letters, sketches and photos that inspired Beatrix Potter’s work. Potter was an ardent lover of nature and these rarely-seen items give a fascinating insight into her life and her love of the Lakes. You can also pick up all the original Beatrix Potter merchandise and other items from the souvenir shop. 

Village of Grasmere 

Grasmere is a small tranquil village located in the idyllic surroundings of fells, lakes and tarns. It has derived its name from the adjacent lake where the poet William Wordsworth often sat. Walking, hiking, cycling and climbing is available all around the village of Grasmere and the area attracts outdoors lovers from all over the UK. The village is a home to numerous gift shops, cafes and pubs. Wordsworth’s grave is situated at St. Oswald’s church and is one of the most visited shrines in the country.  

Derwentwater Lake Cruise 

Derwentwater, known as the Queen of the English Lakes, is one of the most picturesque spots in the Lake District. Enjoy the 50-minute cruise in the tranquil water, admire the stunning landscapes, stop off at any of the seven lakeshore jetties, join local walks, go canoeing or just relax at the waterfront promenade – a perfect get away for nature lovers. If you are an adventure lover, you can also opt to fish or even swim.

Castlerigg Stone Circle 

Visit one of Britain’s oldest stone circles dating back to the Neolithic period. The Castlerigg Stone Circle sits on an elevated natural plateau with breath-taking scenery as a backdrop. The Circle is a collection of 38 stones some as tall as 10 feet. The Castlerigg Stone Circle is located near Keswick and is owned by the National Trust. Admission is free but there is limited parking at the site. 

Explore the Lake District on foot

Trekking is all about reconnecting yourself with nature and exploring the wonders of the Lake District by walking, trekking and climbing mountains and hills. From low level lakeside strolls to mountain hiking – The Lake District is one of the UK’s favourite destinations for nature lovers. Join one of the guided walking tours to make the experience more enjoyable and informative. If you fancy taking some high routes, this is the best place to be. Conquer England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike and tick it off your bucket list. It might be a difficult journey but it is worth all the effort, if only for the stunning views from the top.