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The Lake District is a popular holiday destination in Cumbria, famous for its breath-taking scenery of lakes, forests and mountains. The landscapes of this area have been a source of inspiration to many, namely romanticist poets such as William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge as well as Victorians such as Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. Here you will be able to visit many beautiful lakes such as Bassenthwaite, Brothers Water, Buttermere and Windermere, the largest lake in England. You can even visit the former home of the aforementioned Wordsworth, in the village of Grasmere. The picnic, walking, mountain biking, canoeing and wildlife opportunities in this National Park are an outdoorsy traveller's dream.
Best time to visit the Lake District
The busiest season is between June and August, when prices increase, and footpaths are packed with people, accommodation is expensive, but the weather is a lot more desirable. The best alternative time to visit if you can, is autumn or spring when the weather is still fairly warm but it is less busy. Still, whenever you decide to visit, don't forget to pack your umbrella!
How to Get to the National Park?
From London the easiest way to get to the Lake District is via train. Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle are connected to London and Glasgow by the West Coast mainline which runs east of the Lake District. Driving is another easy option as you can transport bikes and gear without hassle. From London and cities in the south-east the journey is approximately 5 hours. From Manchester it takes 1 and half hours and two hours from York.
Types of holiday lodgings in the Lake District
These camping barns are situated throughout the Lake District and they provide an affordable way of exploring this beautiful area. They are situated on farms allowing visitors to fully embrace Cumbrian life. Staying in a barn is also ideal for big groups of family or friends as you will enjoy the togetherness of the barns.
Log Cabins and Lodges
This type of accommodation tends to tempt in most visitors for its cosy, rustic feel. Find a log cabin or luxury lodge for two. There are many dotted around the national park for you to stay in and will offer good facilities and safety. They are a lovely way to spend your time in the Lake District.
Bed and Breakfasts
Bed and breakfast's in the Lake District are the perfect option for people who want an authentic homely feel at a budget price. Enjoy the National Park's beautiful walks and views and then return to your b&b to discover a soft, homely ambience and look forward to a full English Breakfast the following morning to start your day.
Lake District Attractions
The World of Beatrix Potter
Explore the world of Beatrix Potter, famous author of children's book The Tales of Peter Rabbit! This museum is truly special for those who have read the stories of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-duck. You will be able to watch an introductory film, walk around the woodland glade and explore Mrs Tiggy-winkle's kitchen as well as the garden that inspired that of Peter Rabbit.
Wake up early to witness the tranquil Windermere Lake at sunrise. Admire the spectacular mountain scenery, islands and secluded bays whilst walking around the circumference of the lake or take a cruise. Cruises vary in length from 3 hours to 45 minutes.
Holker Hall is a stately home situated in the Lake District. The Cavendish family still reside here, and the house boasts award-winning gardens and parkland around it. An impressive collection of trees, shrubs and flowers provide a perfect visit for those who are interested in gardening.
Honister Slate Mine
For those adrenaline hunters out there, this one may be for you. Travel inside the heart of the Honister Pass which was the last working slate mine in England. It is also the wold famous Westmorland green slate production site. Book onto an adventure course and absail into the mine following the miners' route.
Visit William Wordsworth's house
In the village of Grasmere near the lake of the same name you are able to visit Dove Cottage, the house in which the renowned romanticist poet William Wordsworth lived from 1799 to 1808 with his sister Dorothy. There are guided tours available, as well as a museum, tea room and gardens. The cottage is situated on the edge of the lake and Wordsworth is said to have called it the best place Man had ever found. Whilst living here the siblings were said to have been "plain living, but high thinking".