Among the main bodies of water in the south is Lake Windermere. It is also a great location for escaping to a spa retreat or boutique cottage, where you quite literally have it all on your doorstep. River cruises along to Coniston Water, an endless array of bars and restaurants, country walks and Scaffel Pike to climb - the highest mountain in England.
There’s plenty more to see when visiting the South Lake District and beyond.
The Meadows of Eden Valley
Elsewhere to the East of Cumbria, is Eden Valley. An array of historic villages all set in the wonderful countryside. It may be the likes of Lake Windermere that steal the limelight in this part of the world, but the Pennine hills that lay beyond Eden Valley are just as wonderful. Furthermore you can easily reach the heart of the Lake District, with Ullswater a short ferry cruise away.
The Lake District is made up of several bodies of water, all bringing with them they’re own charm and characteristics. If however you venture along the coast, you can enjoy a seaside walk towards Morecombe Bay.
When it’s a clear summers evening, the beautiful sunset will challenge those around the world as the perfect location. Locals will rate it up there with the best of them. If there’s a bit of the romantic in you, then bring a blanket and picnic basket, leaving the champagne to crack open back at the hot tub.
The Lake District may be acknowledges as an UNESCO World Heritage site, but it’s not the only National Park in Cumbria. Surrounding yourself by the hills of the Yorkshire Dales, the park is another stunning piece of Great British countryside.
What’s more, the small villages will welcome you into the fold, especially with the likes of Lune Valley holding special events throughout the year. If you really want to feel like you’re living in rural England, hire your own Windermere boutique cottage. With a hot tub and nearby spa facilities available, you will be in for a pretty special holiday.
Things to see in Carlisle
As you head north of the Lake District, it won’t be long until you almost reach Scotland. Staying at a spa retreat in Windermere may give you a chance to unwind, but there’s plenty of things to see nearby in Carlisle.
It’s only down the road and home to Carlisle Castle, a popular tourist attraction and just like the Lakes, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you arrive, you’re only a stone’s throw away from the famous Hadrians Wall. Although don’t be fooled by the common misconception, the landmark is still a little way from the official Scottish border.
Visiting the Lake District
If you’re looking for more than just a spa hotel in Windermere, how about hiring a boutique cottage in the Lake District. Rose Cottage comes complete with outdoor hot tub, a relaxation room and much more.