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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

Daffodil Festival - Daff trails at Aira Force

Daffodil Festival - Daff trails

Ullswater

Sat 8 - Sun 30 Apr 2017

As part of the valley Daff Fest we have laid out a daffodil trail for you to explore between Aira Force and Glenridding/Pooley Bridge. Download the quiz sheet from our event page and get hunting. Prizes to be won en route.

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!

Common Blue by John Ford

Glenfender Wildlife by John Ford

Coniston

Fri 14 Apr - Tue 31 Oct 2017

This exhibition showcases some of the animals captured in photography from an unimproved northern hay meadow in the Cairngorms. Included in admission.

Heaven Rocks

Heaven Rocks

Keswick

Fri 28 Apr 2017

Always a fixture in the TBTL calendar, this funky choir is back and ready yet again to rock the night away.

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 Edge of Darkness

The Edge of Darkness

Keswick

Wed 26 - Sat 29 Apr 2017

Emma returns after a disappearance of several years and is suffering severely with amnesia....

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Grasmere

Sat 29 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

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

Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017

Keswick

Sat 29 Apr 2017

After seven years of sell-out shows, this brilliant event is back in the adventure capital of the UK.

beginners cooking

Beginners Cooking Class

Keswick

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Apr 2017

Learn how to cook in a class of like-minded people who wish to learn basic skills in the kitchen including bread and soup making.

Belfagan Morris Day of Dance

Belfagan Morris Day of Dance

Keswick

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Belfagan Morris are holding a traditional Day of Dance in Keswick town centre that will appeal to the general public.

Exchanging Views: Fu Zi & Ingrid Christie

Exchanging Views: Fu Zi & Ingrid Christie

Coniston

Sat 29 Apr - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Two artists, living over 5,000 miles apart, meet in Beijing in 2015. With neither artist speaking one another's language, the only way they can communicate is through their paintings. Included in admission.

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick

Sat 29 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.

Mindfulness in Wordsworth's Landscape

Mindfulness in Wordsworth's Landscape

Grasmere

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Develop skills that can help you better connect with the landscape around you in a morning workshop by an expert mindfulness teacher.

Peter Rabbit Tea Parties

Peter Rabbit Tea Parties

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Enjoy a scrumptious party lunch with Peter Rabbit.

R2R - Elephant and Castle

R2R - Elephant and Castle

Kendal

Sat 29 Apr 2017

The first thing I said to my partner Lillian in my sleep was “I want to get in a wardrobe and take you to Elephant and Castle.”

R2R- We are Ian

R2R- We are Ian

Kendal

Sat 29 Apr 2017

1989. Manchester. A frenzy of drugs, beats and bucket hats. Illegal raves. Acid parties. Just jumping up and down in a field and throwing two fingers to Thatcher… Remember it?

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Windermere

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Apr 2017

Established for over 5 years - formerly at Rayrigg Rooms Bowness - visited by vinyl collectors from all over UK and visitors from overseas - regulars become friends and welcomed with free cup of tea/ coffee.

Forest Fun

Fun in The Forest open Day

Windermere

Mon 1 May 2017

Come and enjoy a day in the forest at Elleray. For Children aged 3 to 8 years.

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick

Mon 1 May 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.

The Professor of Adventure

The Professor of Adventure

Keswick

Mon 1 - Tue 2 May 2017

He smelt like a mountain goat, chain-smoked Woodbines and lived in a cave.

Chess

Chess

Keswick

Tue 2 - Sat 6 May 2017

In this monumental musical, the intricate game of chess becomes a metaphor for games of love and Cold War politics, as a loutish American chess star and serious Russian grandmaster vie for the same woman’s affections.

Beatrix Potter’s Victorian Magic Lantern Show

Beatrix Potter’s Victorian Magic Lantern Show

Windermere

Wed 3 May 2017

A traditional magic lantern show in our Old Laundry Theatre studio, where Beatrix Potter tells her own story.

The Professor of Adventure

The Professor of Adventure

Keswick

Wed 3 May 2017

He smelt like a mountain goat, chain-smoked Woodbines and lived in a cave.

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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