Lake District attractions and romantic cottages in Windermere

Wherever you stay in the Lake District you find a wide choice of accommodation, including romantic spa cottages in Windermere.

A wide range of attractions in the Lake District include horse racing in Cartmel, rock climbing in Great Langdale, horse riding in Keswick, swimming in Windermere, boating at Ullswater and visiting the Beatrix Potter Attraction and the Lakes Aquarium in Bowness. Whether you fancy a quiet time in the lakes, enjoying the scenery, and the landscapes, or you want to enjoy some real-life adventure, you will find a vast range of attractions to suit all tastes and budgets.

Spa breaks and weekend breaks in the Lake District are popular all year round, and wherever you choose to go in the lakes, you will find a wide choice of accommodation to suit your requirements in Windermere, Bowness, Coniston, Keswick, Kendal, Cockermouth, Penrith or Grasmere. The Lake District is also the perfect location to hold a wedding reception, and if you are planning a wedding or honeymoon in the Lake District, book your hotel in plenty of time, as they get particularly busy in summer.

Windermere is the longest lake in England at 10.5 miles, and you can enjoy plenty of attractions in nearby Bowness Bay. If you are planning your first visit to the Lake District, buy a map of the area, or pick one up from a tourist information centre when you arrive, and plan your trip. The Lake District is easily accessible from Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle Airports, and the M6 enables easy access to visitors from other parts of England.

If you are interested in the history and culture of the Lake District, visit the Honister Slate Mine, which teaches visitors about the slate quarrying industry, which was one of the main industries in the Lake District from the 1700s, or take a trip to the Threlkeld Mining Museum near Keswick, which provides a unique insight into the work and lives of men who worked in the mining industry from the early years.

Wherever you stay in the Lake District, you won´t be far from towns, villages and attractions which appeal to all the family. Museums, stately homes and some of England´s finest gardens are open to the public in the Lake District, and many of the attractions are child-friendly, offering plenty to do for the kids. Excellent public transport links allow visitors to explore the smaller villages, including Grasmere, Ambleside and Bowness, along with regular steamers to transport you across Windermere and Ullswater.

Dove Cottage was once the home of famous Lake District resident and poet, William Wordsworth, and Hill Top at Sawrey was the residence of children´s author, Beatrix Potter. Both houses are open to the public, and Potter´s home has changed little since she died in 1943. Both authors were inspired to write many of their famous books and poems while living in the Lake District, and Beatrix Potter left her house to the National Trust before she died, on the condition that they left it exactly as it was.

If you are planning a romantic weekend in the Lake District why not choose a luxury spa cottage in Windermere.