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The Lake District

On the 10th July 2017, the Lake District received World Heritage Site status, positioning us alongside destinations such as the Taj Mahal, the Tower of London and the Great Barrier Reef. We welcome you to join us to celebrate this achievement and visit the UK’s largest World Heritage site.

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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Use the interactive map and click on the different towns shown below to expore and find out more about that area.

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.

Ambleside

The town of Ambleside is situated at the Northern end of England's largest lake, Windermere. It is a popular market town with a great central location in the national park.

HAWKSHEAD

The pretty little village of Hawkshead has close ties with famous author, Beatrix Potter and her infamous Peter Rabbit stories. Her old residence, Hill Top, is located 5 minutes away at Sawrey and is a popular tourist attraction.

What's On

My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 23 May - Wed 30 Oct 2019

A warm, witty and yet bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom.

The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 24 May - Wed 30 Oct 2019

The plan is simple: pull off the heist of the century while posing as a group of classical musicians.

The Children

The Children

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 6 Jun - Fri 1 Nov 2019

Former nuclear scientists Hazel and Robin are enjoying the quiet life, feeding the cows and practising yoga, while the world around them is descending into chaos.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 6 Jun - Fri 1 Nov 2019

Little Voice has a hidden talent. Alone in her room with only her dead father’s record collection for company, she sings along with the greatest divas of the 20th century with a voice that’s pure gold.

Dear Uncle

Dear Uncle

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 1 Aug - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Ennerdale in the Lake District, 1935. Sonya and Uncle Marcus live a quiet life with occasional visits from the dashing Dr Ash.

Guards at the Taj

Guards at the Taj

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 8 Aug - Sat 2 Nov 2019

As dawn breaks on the final day of construction of the Taj Mahal, two hapless Imperial Guards must once again resist the urge to look at the most beautiful monument the world has ever seen – by order of the Emperor.

Alpaca's

Guided Alpaca Walks

Keswick (3 miles, 4 km)

Fri 20 Sep 2019 - Tue 31 Mar 2020

Experience Whinlatter with a difference.

Beginners' Navigation Course

Beginners' Navigation Course Keswick

Keswick (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 21 Sep 2019

A one day map reading course for beginners. Starts in Keswick. Very small groups (maximum four participants). Learn how to plan your own routes and follow them along paths and tracks.

More than Mountains Rock Climbing Course

Beginners' Rock Climbing Course Keswick

Keswick (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 21 Sep 2019

If you have never tried climbing on real rock before come along on this one day course and we will show you why we love it! No experience is necessary and we provide all of the climbing equipment.

Introduction to Rock Climbing

Introduction to Rock Climbing - Keswick

Keswick (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

This two day rock climbing course is perfect for beginners or indoor climbers who want to try climbing on real rock. The course is based in Borrowdale (near Keswick) and covers all of the basics of rock climbing.

Discover Derwent Water

Discover Derwent Water Gudied Walk

Keswick (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 22 Sep 2019

A 16-mile circuit around Derwent Water and through the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. Starting from Keswick the route takes you on a tour of some of the best Derwent Waters highlights.

Force Crag Mine

Force Crag Mine Open Day

Keswick (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Join a guided tour of the processing mill and discover the story of the last mineral mine to be worked in the Lake District. Book ahead if you would like a lift to site with us, or make your own way to the mine on foot or by bike.

Ocean Film Festival World Tour

Ocean Film Festival World Tour

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Calling all ocean lovers! The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back with a brand-new selection of the worlds most captivating ocean films.

2 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

2 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

Keswick (4 miles, 6 km)

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Sep 2019

The most important skills you can ever learn when it comes to mountain biking. Become a better, more confident rider with the ability to control the most difficult of terrain.

The European Union Chamber Orchestra

The European Union Chamber Orchestra

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 29 Sep 2019

An evening of elegance, charm and gloriously refined orchestral playing starts the Keswick Music Society's 2019-20 season.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 6 Oct 2019

Direct from its success at London's Lyric Theatre, Shaftsbury Ave, and sold out concerts in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe, The Simon and Garfunkel Story come to Theatre by the Lake.

Ya Mek Me Laff

Ya Mek Me Laff

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 6 Oct 2019

Put on a happy feace an' dive in fer a giggle in oor own mak o' tawk.

All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

Keswick (4 miles, 6 km)

Thu 10 Oct 2019

All Hands on Deck by Mikron Theatre Company. A play about the Wrens. Threlkeld Village Hall. Thurs 10th Oct at 7:30pm. Tickets from the website below. Box Office 07733 790308.

Beginners Bike Maintenance Course

1 Day Beginners Bike Maintenance Course

Keswick (4 miles, 6 km)

Sun 13 Oct 2019

Learn just how easy it is to fix and maintain your own mountain or road bike. This basic cycle maintenance course is designed for those people who have very little knowledge of bicycle maintenance.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 13 Oct 2019

I don't know why she swallowed a fly... but The People's Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world's best loved nursery rhymes to life.

1 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

1 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

Keswick (4 miles, 6 km)

Sat 19 Oct 2019

A great mountain bike course if you are new to mountain biking, or a little more experienced but have never been taught the fundamentals of riding off-road.

2 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

2 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

Keswick (4 miles, 6 km)

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Oct 2019

The most important skills you can ever learn when it comes to mountain biking. Become a better, more confident rider with the ability to control the most difficult of terrain.

Lara Melda - Solo Piano

Lara Melda - Solo Piano

Keswick (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 20 Oct 2019

Lara Melda is the brilliant young pianist who won the BBC Young Musician competition in 2010, performing Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 in the final.

Beginners' Navigation Course

Beginners' Navigation Course Keswick

Keswick (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 26 Oct 2019

A one day map reading course for beginners. Starts in Keswick. Very small groups (maximum four participants). Learn how to plan your own routes and follow them along paths and tracks.

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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