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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

“Highland” Themed Weekend

“Highland” Themed Weekend

Kendal

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Jun 2017

Summer has arrived and Kendal Caravans are celebrating!

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Ullswater

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Jun 2017

Antique and collectors fair, fine and vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china from number of local dealers.

Exhibition of Paintings - "From Cumbria to Cornwal

Exhibition of Paintings - "From Cumbria to Cornwal

Ambleside

Sun 30 Apr - Fri 30 Jun 2017

"From Cumbria to Cornwall" is a small exhibition of recent paintings by South Lakeland Artist Amanda Watson.

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.

Handbagged

Handbagged

Keswick

Sat 24 Jun 2017

When Maggie met the Queen. Tea at four. Handbags at dawn.

How My Light is Spent

How My Light is Spent

Keswick

Sat 24 Jun 2017

“Kitty, my hands have disappeared.” “Pardon?” Strong language and sexual references.

Polka, 2016 © Karen Shepherdson

Karen Shepherdson - The Welcome Rest at Grizedale

Hawkshead

Wed 7 Jun - Tue 31 Oct 2017

The Grizdale Forest Visitor Centre offers an inspiring site for an exhibition of Karen Shepherdson’s long-term photographic series ‘The Welcome Rest’.

Lady of the Lake's 140th Birthday Celebrations

Lady of the Lake's 140th Birthday Celebrations

Ullswater

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Jun 2017

Lady of the Lake built in Britain in 1877, this weekend celebrates her 140th birthday. For those passengers joining us on this special day, we have a commemorative gift #stepbackintime

Proms in the Park

Mid-Summer Festival - Proms in the Park

Keswick

Sat 24 Jun 2017

An evening of wonderful music ranging from classic opera to songs from the shows in Fitz Park, Keswick. Free Entry

Rob and Harriet Fraser – The Long View Exhibition

Rob and Harriet Fraser – The Long View Exhibition

Hawkshead

Wed 21 Jun - Thu 31 Aug 2017

Over two years Rob and Harriet Fraser have walked repeatedly to seven lone trees in Cumbria and spent time with them in all seasons, all weathers, night and day.

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.

Where is Peter Rabbit?

Where is Peter Rabbit?

Windermere

Sat 10 Jun - Sun 3 Sep 2017

The smash-hit stage show of 2016 returns to delight audiences this summer.

Whinlatter 10k

Whinlatter 10k

Keswick

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Fancy a 10k trail run or Nordic walk through the beautiful Whinlatter Forest near Keswick in the Lake District on a Summer’s evening?

Brathay Cycling Sportives

Brathay Cycling Sportives

Ambleside

Sun 25 Jun 2017

New for this year and kindly named by the team at Bike Bible after tackling our inaugural event, by popular demand we bring you the Brathay Brutal...

Derwent Island House

Derwent Island House Open Day

Keswick

Sun 25 Jun 2017

Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out.

Scruffs Dog Show

Mid-Summer Festival - Scruffs Dog Show

Keswick

Sun 25 Jun 2017

The Fun Dog Show held in Fitz Park, Keswick. Entry to the show field is free.

Handbagged

Handbagged

Keswick

Mon 26 - Tue 27 Jun 2017

When Maggie met the Queen. Tea at four. Handbags at dawn.

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick

Mon 26 Jun 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.

Fish Supper Cruise

Fish Supper Cruise

Ullswater

Tue 27 Jun 2017

Our famous fish supper cruises return on-board a two hour evening cruise with musical entertainment from Pete Lashley.

Global Field Day – Land Management Training Event

Global Field Day – Land Management Training Event

Kendal

Tue 27 Jun 2017

We are changing the way we farm at Low Sizergh: looking at how we can use nature to achieve a thriving, food producing, species-rich landscape

Handbagged

Handbagged

Keswick

Wed 28 Jun 2017

When Maggie met the Queen. Tea at four. Handbags at dawn.

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Grasmere

Thu 29 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2017

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

Handbagged

Handbagged

Keswick

Thu 29 - Fri 30 Jun 2017

When Maggie met the Queen. Tea at four. Handbags at dawn.

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.

Click the image below to view the range of attractions available.

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