The best places to visit in the Lake District

About the Lake District

Nestled in the northwest corner of England in Cumbria, The Lake District is popular among outdoor enthusiasts due to its postcard prettiness. The region is a 5-hour drive from London and a 2-hour drive from Manchester. The Lake District has so much to offer for culture vultures who visit here for its literary associations. The region is so vast and filled with scenic beauty that we guarantee you will reach for your camera again and again.

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Base yourself on Lake Windermere

Windermere is the largest lake in England. Long, narrow and blue, you could happily spend your holiday on this ribbon lake. Go boating and exploring its famous towns such as Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere and soak up the untouched beauty of this 10.5 mile long and 220 feet deep lake.

Lake District attractions

Lakeland offers some of the Britain’s best hiking trails and there are no shortage of villages, museums, country houses and forests to explore too. You have to plan your itinerary wisely to visit the most spectacular attractions. Some of the best include:

Dove Cottage

This cottage was the first home of William Wordsworth in the Lake District. He lived here with his wife, sister and three small children for almost a decade. The cottage is full of Wordsworth’s belongings containing his passport, a pair of reading glasses, ice skates, portraits of his dogs and many more things to marvel at. At the back of the house, there is a half-wild garden where he used to compose his poetry.

Hill Top

Located in Near Sawrey, here Beatrix Potter created some of her most famous stories. She purchased the house out of the royalties from her first book. You will notice many features from her literary works including Mr MacGregor’s cottage garden and Mrs Tiggywinkle’s kitchen.

Great Langdale

This is the home of some of the Lake District’s most iconic hikes. You would love to hike the Langdale Pikes, a spiky chain of hills on the valley’s northern side but hiking aficionados may attempt the challenging circuit along the Crinkle Crags and Bowfell.

Keswick

This busy market town is worth a visit due to its handsome location beside Derwentwater and is also a great place to buy outdoor gear. There are cruises available throughout the Lake District or hire a rowing boat and explore under your own steam.

Borrowdale , Buttermere and Honister Slate Mine

Green fields, drystone walls, rolling fells and cob cottages make up the dramatic scenery and Lake District landscapes. Neighbouring Buttermere adds to the beauty with its twin lakes, Buttermere and Crummock Water. Honister Slate mine is famous among adventure lovers. It is the home to one of the Lake District’s last working mines.

Wordsworth House

This amazing house provides an insight into the poet’s formative years including William’s own boyhood bedroom, drawing room and the garden.

Tarn Hows

This is among the Lake District’s top tourist spots. This wooden tarn is a man-made creation and is now owned by the National Trust. Its attractive paths are perfect for a leisurely afternoon stroll. If you want to make the most of your visit to the Lake District, why not book a hot tub cottage in Windermere?