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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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Lake District
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

Image Biosystem by Méadhbh O’Connor

Meadhbh O’Connor – Biosystem Exhibition

Hawkshead

Mon 6 Mar - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Biosystem is a solo exhibition by Méadhbh O’Connor. Méadhbh (pronounced ‘Mave’) is an Irish artist who works at the conjunction of art, science and environmentalism.

Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker

Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker

Keswick

Fri 9 Sep 2016 - Fri 1 Sep 2017

The Mountain Heritage Trust is delighted to present the first exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of pioneering mountaineer Joe Tasker.

The Professor of Adventure

The Professor of Adventure

Keswick

Wed 29 Mar 2017

He smelt like a mountain goat, chain-smoked Woodbines and lived in a cave. Millican Dalton was a mountain guide, philosopher and self-proclaimed inventor of shorts.

Hand felted sheep

Yan, Tan, Tethera - Spotlight On Exhibition

Keswick

Sat 11 Mar - Sat 22 Apr 2017

Stunning hand felted, 2D portraits of animals using local fleece by Charlotte Ashley.

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Grasmere

Thu 30 Mar - Sun 2 Apr 2017

Antique and collectors fair, small but offering great selection of fine and vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china

Madama Butterfly - Live Screening - Opera

Madama Butterfly - Live Screening - Opera

Kendal

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband

Mk ultra

Mk Ultra

Kendal

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Rosie Kay Dance Company tackles the world of conspiracy theories, illuminati and mainstream mind control in this new work, MK Ultra

The Lobkowitcz String Quartet

The Lobkowitcz String Quartet

Ambleside

Thu 30 Mar 2017

The Lobkowitcz Quartet are a new, exciting and vibrant ensemble with a mutual passion for creating and performing chamber music.

The Professor of Adventure

The Professor of Adventure

Keswick

Thu 30 Mar 2017

He smelt like a mountain goat, chain-smoked Woodbines and lived in a cave. Millican Dalton was a mountain guide, philosopher and self-proclaimed inventor of shorts.

Comedy Night at the Laundrama

Comedy Night at the Laundrama

Windermere

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Hosted by local comedian and writer John Lebbon, our Comedy nights guarantee to keep you giggling.

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

Keswick

Fri 31 Mar - Sat 1 Apr 2017

It’s Spring 1812 and in the parlour of Grasmere Rectory amongst the piles of washing, smoking chimneys and children running riot, William Wordsworth writes.

An April Folly

An April Folly

Hawkshead

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Are you ready for a touch of April madness?

Fairy and Dragon World

Fairy and Dragon World

Ambleside

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 1 Oct 2017

Our Fairy World attraction proved such a hit last summer, that it was voted Best Garden Centre Attraction at the recent Garden Retail Awards! This year, it returns bigger and better than ever – and here be dragons!

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys

Keswick

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Up and coming folk with Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys.

The Party - Family Theatre

The Party - Family Theatre

Kendal

Sat 1 Apr 2017

A man excitedly waits for the guests to arrive at his party. The cake is made, the presents have arrived, and the music is playing – all he needs are his friends to make this the best birthday ever.

Peter Rabbit Tea Parties

Peter Rabbit Tea Parties

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sun 2 Apr 2017

Enjoy a scrumptious party lunch with Peter Rabbit.

Wedding Fayre

Wedding Fayre

Newby Bridge

Sun 2 Apr 2017

Come and get a feel for how your wedding could look at the Newby Bridge Hotel, with a professional and friendly team on hand to discuss your special requirements for your special day.

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick

Mon 3 Apr 2017

The walks are led by “The Lady”, an elegant character in full Victorian mourning dress. The Lady is played by Jane Dickens; a native Cumbrian and professional actor with 20 years storytelling experience.

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

Keswick

Mon 3 - Tue 4 Apr 2017

It’s Spring 1812 and in the parlour of Grasmere Rectory amongst the piles of washing, smoking chimneys and children running riot, William Wordsworth writes.

Kendal Kingfishers !

Kendal Kingfishers Wildlife Watch Club

Kendal

Tue 4 Apr 2017

Come and join us for our circular walk of Cunswick Fell looking for signs of spring (subject to weather conditions on the evening). For Kids aged 6+.

Polka, 2016 © Karen Shepherdson

The Welcome Rest Photo Shoot

Hawkshead

Tue 4 - Thu 6 Apr 2017

The Grizdale Forest offers an inspiring site for ‘The Welcome Rest’ event and will extend Karen Shepherdson’s long-term photographic series showing the complex and frequently tender relationships and bonds between dogs and their companions.

Peter Rabbit Tea Parties

Peter Rabbit Tea Parties

Bowness-on-Windermere

Wed 5 Apr 2017

Enjoy a scrumptious party lunch with Peter Rabbit.

Spillikin

Spillikin

Kendal

Wed 5 Apr 2017

Pipeline Theatre’s story of a woman with Alzheimers living with a robot companion is not only a deeply touching exploration of love, but it stars an amazing state-of-the-art robot as a full cast member

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

Keswick

Wed 5 Apr 2017

It’s Spring 1812 and in the parlour of Grasmere Rectory amongst the piles of washing, smoking chimneys and children running riot, William Wordsworth writes.

BOOK TICKETS

Book tickets online to a great selection of Lake District attractions, adventure activities and family fun days out. Book easily and securely with Golakes, your trusted local tourist board.

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