Romance and the Lake District

The Lake District and romance go hand in hand. From the days of William Wordsworth who ‘wandered lonely as a cloud’ in the Lakes in the late 18th century, this heavenly part of England has certainly not lost its charm.

Enjoy a romantic ride through the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales between Settle and Carlisle. This trip will take you over the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct, and then transport you through the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor. Once the train emerges beside Dentdale, it makes its way through the rolling hills of the Eden Valley, before ending its journey in the historic city of Carlisle.

Blessed with some of the finest landscapes in Britain, there is no better place to walk than Windermere. Levels of difficulty and time differ with each walk, and it is up to you whether you spend a day hiking on the fells or an hour enjoying a gentle stroll around the shoreline. There are also some great pubs, bars and restaurants around Windermere, so if you want to make a day of it, pack a picnic or make the most of the pub fare, which usually includes some delicious Cumbrian specialities.

If you want to treat someone special to a delicious meal in the Lake District, why not book a table at one of the Michelin star restaurants in the region. Known for its fabulous restaurants, pubs and country inns, the Lake District is famous for its delicious Cumbrian cuisine. Some of the best restaurants in the Lake District with Michelin Stars include:

L´enclume at Cartmel, Sharrow Bay at Ullswater and the Samling at Ambleside, which offer excellent food in stunning locations.

If you enjoy history and culture, combined with some of the most spectacular gardens in the Lake District, take a trip to Levens Hall. The Grade 1 listed garden dates back to 1694, and still retains its original design. The main hall is also open to visitors, and offers a fascinating insight into the early days of the hall, which was owned by the Bellingham family in the 1590s.

Book a romantic cottage in Windermere or Bowness, and enjoy a pampering stay. Whatever time of year you visit, you can enjoy a romantic weekend in your luxury Windermere cottage with log fire, hot tub and state-of-the-art facilities.

The Lake District offers visitors a wide range of things to see and do, and if whether you are visiting for the first time or you are a regular visitor, you will always find plenty of new things to do. From annual events to local festivals, lakeside attractions and adventure parks, the Lake District offers great fun for all ages.