The Lake District in Autumn & Winter

Autumn and winter in the Lake District allow visitors to enjoy quiet roads, uncrowded attractions and spectacular views of snow-capped fells.

The Lake District can guarantee stunning scenery and even the rain does not detract from the natural beauty of the local countryside in winter.

Book a romantic cottage in Windermere, and enjoy the best of both worlds –brisk walks on the fells followed by an indulgent dip in your very own hot tub on return to the cottage. Heaven.

If you are lucky enough to see the wintry sun break through over Windermere, combined with the morning mist, you are in for a real treat. Windermere Lake Cruises operate all year round and it is worth buying a day ticket so you can hop on and off at places of interest. The boats sail from Bowness Bay, where you will find a host of good cafés and restaurants close to the water´s edge.

Enjoy a hearty Cumbrian breakfast at one of the cafés in Windermere which will set you up for the day ahead. Explore the quirky shops in Bowness, enjoy a trip to Grasmere and Dove Cottage, where William Wordsworth once lived, or visit Blackwell, the Arts and Craft House. Don´t forget to sample the real ales in one of Windermere´s old country pubs, where open fires will warm you as the evening winter chill sets in. Enjoy some of the region´s best restaurants serving a wide choice of delicious local dishes and international fare.

Visiting the Royalty Cinema is like going back in time. This 3-screen multiplex in Bowness offers a one-screen traditional auditorium with 400 Pullman seats in stalls and a circle.

Pop into Bowness to see Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Miss Tiggy-winkle at the award-winning Beatrix Potter Attraction. A great place to take the family.

The Windermere Steamboat Museum offers a unique and historic collection of steam and motor boats, steam launch trips, shops and refreshments. Also check out the ´Swallows and Amazons´ Exhibition, and a model boats pond with regular demonstrations.

If you are planning on travelling around the Lake District in search of different autumn and winter attractions, take a trip to the Puzzling Place at Keswick, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. First opened to the public in Museum Square, Keswick on the 7th July, 2001 the Puzzling Place is the product of two year´s work by local brothers, whose aim it was to open a gallery-style exhibition which was different to anything else in the region. Education, combined with elements of fun and surprise and interactive attractions prove popular with all ages.

If you want a perfect ‘get away from it all’ break, autumn and winter in the Lake District are great times to visit.