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Top 5 things to do and places to stay in The Lake District, Cumbria

If you still can’t decide where to spend your Easter break, then check out our Top 5 things to do and places to stay in the Lake District, Cumbria. Choose to stay in your own private lakeside retreat or get pampered at a sensational spa hotel. Once booked in its time to explore every corner of Cumbria with a Mountain Goat or celebrate a very special anniversary at one of the area’s most iconic motoring attractions…

1. Stay on the shores of England’s longest lake at The Boathouse, Pullwood Bay

A beautiful detached, fully modernised property situated on the edge of Lake Windermere, with sensational views all around. Built in the 19thC this charming detached property was once used by the owners of the original mansion house that is part of Pullwood Bay Estate. Today it has been beautifully renovated with all modern facilities and everything required to make it the perfect place to spend some quality time with friends or family. This Easter relax and unwind and take in the most beautiful surroundings with grounds that extend to fifty-one acres with mature woodland home to wild deer, squirrels and a wonderful selection of birdlife. There is half a mile of lake frontage, a private jetty for dinghy launching and a shingle beach at the foot of the formal gardens. Still available to hire for a 7-night Easter break for up to 4 guests for £1,730. For more information and to book visit or call 01539 432 321.

Pullwood Bay

2. Get pampered in the heart of a historic village at The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa

Escape to the picture-perfect village of Grasmere and you’ll find it’s easy to share William Wordsworth’s delight at the area. Situated right in the heart of the Lake District, surrounded by magnificent mountains and the shimmering waters of Grasmere lake. The Wordsworth Hotel, nestled within this picturesque village, is no less of a jewel. The Earl of Cadogan’s former shooting lodge, transformed into a country house hotel, is set within beautiful grounds and offers the finest cuisine and spa pampering. Rooms still available this Easter from £200 per night Bed & Breakfast (3-night minimum stay applies) Includes Easter egg hunt and full use of the leisure facilities.

Wordsworth Hotel & Spa

3. Gear up to for motoring attraction’s 40th birthday

Mark a major motoring milestone with one of the North’s leading heritage attractions this Easter. The Lakeland Motor Museum celebrates its Ruby Anniversary, 40 years after first opening its doors on 1 April 1978. With a unique collection of 30,000 exhibits, including well over 150 classic cars and motorbikes, this all-weather attraction also has a perfect pitstop with an adjoining riverside café. Star exhibits include the Isle of Man TT Tribute Exhibition, with a newly-arrived Superbike loaned by motorcycling legend John McGuinness. £24.00 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children).

Lakeland Motor Museum

4. Teddies and kids go FREE at two heritage visitor attractions

From the 30 March - 15 April 2018 kids travelling onboard the historic Ullswater ‘Steamers’ and the Ravenglass & Railway Railway can travel for FREE when they bring along their best teddy bear friend. Visitors aged between 5 – 15 years old can take their pick from travelling by steam rail or by steam boat for an outdoor Easter adventure not to be missed. After the journey either by rail or by water, it’s time to continue the fun and take Ted on a very special ‘Teddy Trail’ just waiting to be discovered. Find out more!

Ravenglass & Eskdale railway

5. Take a whistle-stop tour of two World Heritage sites

Jump on board a Mercedes mini-bus with specialist tour operator Mountain Goat for their new ‘World Heritage Tours’, giving visitors an easy, convenient way to see some of the inspirational places which led to the Lake District being awarded World Heritage status. For the first time, passengers can also combine a tour of Hadrian’s Wall in a two-day package, for a snapshot of some of the world’s most iconic Roman landmarks. The double World Heritage Site Tour package costs £85 per person with discounted rates for groups of 10 or more.

Mountain Goat Tours


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