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The Lake District

The Lake District, Cumbria, is a region of incredible beauty famous for its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and cultural heritage. The area is made up of ancient woodlands and forest, river valleys, lakes, mountains and simply stunning coastlines. The North lakes is much wilder than the South, with the Skiddaw mountain range dominating the town of Keswick. The lush Borrowdale valley leads to the dramatic Honister mountain pass and into the natural lakes of Buttermere & Crummock. The South & Central Lake District has the charming villages of Grasmere & Hawkshead along with England's largest lake, Windermere. Adventure seekers can head West to the higher ground of Great Langdale where the giant fells of Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and the highest peak, Scafell Pike, reside.

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Ambleside
Ambleside

Ambleside

Ambleside is ideally located in the centre of the Lake District. The town is situated at the North end of Windermere Lake and at the foot of the popular scenic route over Kirkstone Pass.
Bassenthwaite
Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite Lake, a finger of water lying tranquilly under the lofty bulk of Skiddaw, is indelibly linked with the spectacular sight of ospreys swooping over the lake and diving for fish in its waters.
Caldbeck
Caldbeck

Caldbeck

Caldbeck is one of the most beautiful and peaceful of all the Lakeland villages and is ideally situated for exploring the Lake District, the Scottish Borders, the Eden Valley and the North Pennines.
Coniston
Coniston

Coniston

Located on the banks of Coniston Water, in the shadow of the Coniston fells, the town was originally built to support the local slate quarrying and copper mining.
Grasmere and Rydal
Grasmere & Rydal

Grasmere & Rydal

Grasmere, cradled in a vale in the heart of the Lake District, is crowned with magnificent fells and mountains all around.
Hawkshead
Hawkshead

Hawkshead

Hawkshead has flourished from its beginnings as a Medieval market town. Today Hawkshead, with its car-free village centre, is the perfect place for the visitor to experience the 'real' Lake District.
Kendal Staveley and Lyth Valley
Kendal

Kendal, Staveley & Lyth Valley

The ‘Auld Grey Town' of Kendal, handsomely built in limestone, is the focal hub for shopping and culture in Lakeland.
Keswick and Borrowdale
Keswick and Borrowdale

Keswick & Borrowdale

It's central location makes Keswick the perfect place to stay when planning to explore the Lake District.
Langdale
Langdale

Langdale

The Langdale Valley is home to possibly one of the most well-known and well-walked mountain ranges in England.
Ullswater Valley
Ullswater Valley

Ullswater Valley

The glittering lake of Ullswater, extending from Pooley Bridge to Patterdale, is at the heart of this area.
Windermere and Newby Bridge
Windermere

Windermere & Newby Bridge

Windermere is the perfect Lakeland destination all year round. With the shores of the lake so close, you are never short of fantastic scenery or leisure activities.

What's On

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Kendal

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Oct 2016

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will put a spotlight for one fantastic weekend on the brilliance, diversity and quirkiness of comic art.

Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Elliptical Journey, 1998 ©

Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012)

Kendal

Thu 27 Oct 2016 - Sun 1 Jan 2017

Employing an unorthodox approach to paint application, Paul Jenkins is as much identified with the process of controlled paint-pouring and canvas manipulation

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal

Thu 17 - Sun 20 Nov 2016

It's a celebration of mountain film, literature, art, athletes and legends, that aims to inspire more people to explore, enjoy and represent mountains, wilderness and their cultures.

German Christmas Markets

Ja Windermere German Christmas Markets

Windermere

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016

Windermere is hosting a brand new German Christmas Market on 10th & 11th December, there will be a wide range of festive stalls selling fantastic seasonal gifts from knitwear to soaps.

Things to do

Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre

Grizedale Forest & Visitor Centre

Hawkshead

Grizedale Forest is in the heart of the Lake District between lakes Windermere and Coniston. Activities range from gentle walks, to bike riding, swinging through the trees on GoApe or enjoying a leisurely meal in the Cafe in the Forest

Greenlands Farm Village

Greenlands Farm Village

Kendal

Located next to an artisan village, the Open Farm is a real hands-on experience, loved by both children and adults (and don't worry if it is raining there's lots undercover)

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kendal

Abbot Hall is an exquisite gallery in the northwest of England on the edge of the Lake District. Works of art can be enjoyed in this beautiful Georgian villa, drawn both from its important collections and the changing series of exhibitions.

Rock Climbing

More Than Mountains

Langdale

We specialise in small, friendly courses, run by highly qualified and knowledgeable instructors. Each course is designed to suit your needs and to ensure you make the most of your time in the mountains.

Wildlife Park

The Lake District Wildlife Park

Bassenthwaite

Go wild & experience a world of wildlife! There's over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra. Rare and endangered species like Gibbons and Asian Fishing Cats, plus family favourites like lemurs and Meerkats. A great day out for all the family.

Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead

Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead

Ambleside

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

Guided mountain walks

Icicle Mountaineering

Windermere

Walk classic Lakeland mountain routes, guided by an expert leader, who will navigate and tell you about the area.

Kendal Leisure Centre

Kendal Leisure Centre

Kendal

Indoor sports hall, badminton, football, hockey, short tennis and much more. One squash court and a table tennis table.

Whinlatter Go Ape

Go Ape Whinlatter

Keswick

One lush green forest and a healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery; a smattering of tree-top high wires, tricky crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires. Whinlatter is the highest Go Ape course in the country, at 360 metres above sea level

Altura trail south loop

Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre

Keswick

Whinlatter Forest is England's only true mountain forest. Rising 1000ft above sea level, Whinlatter provides a whole range of outdoor activities for everyone.

Museum of Lakeland Life

Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

Kendal

This award-winning museum takes you and your family back in time to tell the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants. Isolated until the arrival of the train and motorcar, which brought newcomers and tourists.

The Heaton Cooper Studio

The Heaton Cooper Studio

Grasmere

The Heaton Coopers are a family of artists that go back 4 generations. The studio in Grasmere, founded by William Heaton Cooper (1903-1995) in 1939.

Keswick Brewing Compnay

Keswick Brewery

Keswick

A small family-run brewery set up with quality and environmental issues at it's heart.

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater

Ullswater Steamers celebrate over 150 years sailing on England’s most beautiful lake. Open all Year except Christmas Eve and Day.

The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World

The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World

Hawkshead

A unique and interactive experience for children that is truly unforgettable.

Eagle Experiences

Predator Experience

Newby Bridge

Challenge yourself by enhancing your experience day with the inclusion with some of the world's most tenacious raptors, the eagles.

Treetop Trek

Treetop Trek

Windermere

Recreational high ropes adventure course for 5 years upwards. Climbing wall with auto belay.

Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness

Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness

Windermere

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Grasmere

Explore the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the famous poet William Wordsworth and discover what life was like at the turn of the 19th Century.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Hawkshead

This unique gallery space occupies the charming 17th century building which once served as the office of Beatrix Potter's solicitor husband, in the centre of Hawkshead village.

Wray Castle

Wray Castle

Ambleside

Wray Castle is a mock-gothic Castle, on the western shore of Windermere. Empty of original furniture, this is a place for all the family to enjoy.

Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium

Newby Bridge

The Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit creatures from the lakes of the world along with those a little closer to home too. From otters and diving ducks to marmoset monkeys and British sharks and rays.

Steam Yacht Gondola

Steam Yacht Gondola

Coniston

Float back to Victorian times as you indulge in a luxurious cruise on captivating Coniston water in this exquisite steam-powered craft.

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