A Weekend Break in the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is ideal for a weekend break, and offers a stunning choice of spa hotels with hot tub rooms to choose from.

Without doubt one of the most scenic locations in Europe, the Lake District is situated in the north-west of England in the county of Cumbria and is a perfect destination for climbers, walkers and hikers who come to enjoy the stunning countryside.

With 16 lakes and 53 tarns with forests, fells, hills and mountains thrown into the mix, the Lake District is a perfect location for lovers of the great outdoors. The highest fell is Scafell Pike, although Helvellyn and Great Gable offer better views.

Windermere offers visitors plenty of attractions, including Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, the Beatrix Potter Attraction, Windermere Lake Cruises and the award-winning Lakes Aquarium. Dove Cottage, the former home of William Wordsworth in Grasmere, just down the road is also worth a visit.

A wide choice of country pubs, restaurants and cafés are situated in Bowness Bay overlooking Windermere, with something to suit all tastes and budgets. Sample the local roast lamb or the Cumberland sausages for a real treat. Locally-caught Borrowdale trout are also delicious.

If you plan to travel around the Lake District during your weekend away, take the small narrow-gauge steam railway between Ravenglass and Eskdale Stations.

If you are only planning to stay a couple of days, Windermere is probably the best place to base yourself, as you will find a range of attractions on the doorstep without having to waste time travelling.

Lake Windermere is long and narrow. A number of rivers feed into it while the River Leven flows out of the southernmost point. Numerous walks can be undertaken through the surrounding foothills. To the north and north-east higher fell country provide stunning views from their peaks.

One great Windermere attraction great is the Great North Swim which takes place each year and draws up to 10,000 participants. The three day event comprises distances of half a mile, a mile and two miles. This spectacular venue is also home to many other swimming and boating events.

The region provides many opportunities for the visitor to experience a range of activities. Canoes, rowing boats and bikes can be hired and the beautifully preserved natural woodlands and forests make hiking a real joy. The views from some of the surrounding hills are stunning.

If you are looking for perfect accommodation for a romantic weekend in the Lakes, why not choose a spa hotel in Windermere, with elegant hot tub suites, whirlpool baths for two, luxurious bathrooms and four poster beds.