The Lake District things to do

The Lake District National Park is situated in the county of Cumbria and boasts some of the most stunning landscapes and scenery in the UK.

Owned by the National Trust, the Lake District National Park has 16 major lakes, the largest of which is Windermere at 10.5 miles long. The Lake District is also home to the three highest mountains in England - Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Ill Crag, which are all over 3,000 feet high. Some Cumbrian towns are situated on the coast, and visitors flock to the resorts of Maryport, Whitehaven and Ravenglass to combine a beach holiday with the dramatic scenery of the Lake District.

If you are planning a romantic stay in the Lake District, why not book into a romantic and luxurious cottage with hot tub in Windermere?

Wherever you stay in the Lake District you find a wide choice of boutique hotels, spa hotels, romantic hotels and luxury hotels to choose from. If you plan to spend a holiday in the Lake District on a tight budget, check out the hostels and bed and breakfast accommodation in the area. The Lake District is the perfect place for a quiet weekend break, a family holiday or a romantic weekend, and attractions include: boating on Windermere, museums and heritage centres, kid´s attractions, including Go Ape at Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead and in Whinlatter Forest Park at Keswick, which offers an adventure playground high above the forest canopy.

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.

Lake District events in 2010 include: The Windermere Air Show, Potfest in the Park at Hutton-in-the-Forest, Solfest 2010, a music an arts festival, Westmorland Horticultural Show, Carlisle Fire Show at Bitts Park and the Furness Tradition Festival. Check out the dates and times of the events online, or ask at a tourist information point in the Lake District for a list of annual events.

Make the most of your stay in the Lake District and book into a luxurious Windermere Cottage for two with hot tub.