For glorious countryside, astounding beauty, and unsurpassed tranquility
The Lake District sits in the far North West corner of England and boasts some of the country’s most dazzling scenery. The charming patchwork of woodlands, fells, and valleys are the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Miles of beautiful coastline and estuaries present sensational views across the open sea and across the fells.
The lakes and ‘tarns’ dotted around the vast area make a great excuse to try out windsurfing, kayaking, sailing or rowing.
The Lake District is a brilliant spot for walking, climbing and other outdoor activities. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back stroll, or an exhilarating scramble over challenging rocky terrains, there really is something for everyone.
The picturesque market towns which surround the idyllic countryside are incredibly charming in their own right – and make a great base from which to explore. There are numerous cosy cafes and restaurants to warm up in after a long day of adventures, plus boutique shops, and art galleries.
We are able to offer you beautiful, boutique lodges and accommodation in this area.
You can choose from the best :
• Lodges with Hot Tubs
• Pet Friendly lodges
• Romantic Log Cabin Breaks
• Fishing Lodges
If you are looking for a Last minute Hot Tub Break then many of the lodges will be able to accommodate.
The Lake District is a truly sensational part of the world which allows you to breathe easy, relax and unwind off the beaten track. So, what are you waiting for?
Lake District Lodges
Recommended Things To Do In The Lake District
The Lake District is one of the most wonderful places in the UK offering visitors a chance to explore, discover and get inspired by the beautiful landscapes. The mountainous region is the UK’s most popular National Park and has so much for visitors to see and do. From the biggest lakes to the tallest mountains, there is lots of natural beauty to discover.
Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England and one of the most popular sights in the Lake District. A visit to the Lake District would not be complete without seeing this beautiful lake. There is so much to see and do when visiting Lake Windermere, both around and on the lake. Visitors can walk, climb or cycle around Windermere. On the water, there is plenty of fun to be had. Take a cruise on the lake or steer your own boat by renting a self-drive or rowing boat.
Derwent Pencil Museum
Perfect for a rainy afternoon (which is common in the lakes), the Derwent Pencil Museum is a great activity for the whole family. The museum is home to the world’s first ever pencil as well as a number of unique pencils including spy pencils from World War Two and a colour pencil that is 8 meters long! There is also a cafe and a shop so visitors can stay all day, enjoy lunch and take home a souvenir.
A visit to Scafell Pike is highly recommended when in the Lake District. The mountain is the tallest in England, at a staggering 912 meters and 978 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views overlooking the surrounding fells. There are a number of walking routes up the mountain depending on difficulty and length. Whether you decide to hike to the top or just walk along some of the easier routes, you will be guaranteed beautiful, breathtaking views.
The Lakes Aquarium
For fans of marine animals, the Lakes Aquarium has an impressive range of species for visitors to see. The walk-through attraction is home to otters, sharks, monkeys, ducks, stingrays and a wide range of fish. Perfect for little ones or anyone interested in marine animals, the aquarium is a great activity when visiting the Lakes. Plan a visit into your itinerary or keep it as an option on a rainy afternoon.
The Lake District is a walker’s paradise. It has been voted as one of the best places in the UK for walks and attracts visitors year round for this very reason. Offering the perfect landscape, people of all abilities can enjoy walking in the Lake District. So whether you want a gentle amble to start slow or prefer an adventurous hike to the top of Scafell Pike, there is something for everyone in the Lakes. There are lots of walking trails that do not have much incline, suitable for wheelchairs, buggies or beginners. But don’t worry as all walks will provide visitors with stunning views of the surrounding scenery without having to climb the high fells. Some of the most popular walks include Buttermere, Scafell Pike, Cat Bells and Scout Scar.
Holker Hall & Gardens
Visit Holker Hall & Gardens for an excellent trip to one of the most-loved stately homes in the UK. Packed full of history and offering a friendly atmosphere to the public, visitors can explore the west wing where they can walk around grand Victorian style rooms. When visiting the Holker Hall, a walk through the award-winning gardens is a must. Over 25 acres and featuring a vibrant collection of trees and flowers, make sure you take your camera with you to capture the beauty.
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway is a great addition to your holiday in the Lake District. Whether you’re an avid train enthusiast or just want a ride through the beautiful scenic countryside, a visit to the railway will be fun for all the family. There is a year-round timetable with a number of trains running along the countryside and is popular with tourists wanting a unique view of the stunning surroundings. Take a trip from Haverthwaite to the popular Lakeside railway stop which is located on the edge of Lake Windermere.
The Lakeland Motor Museum
With over 30,000 exhibits, the Lakeland Motor Museum is perfect for car fanatics. It is also great for families who are looking for an indoors activity whilst on holiday in the Lake District. Discover the very best of UK motoring heritage with cars over 100 years old. Just a few minutes from Lake Windermere, this is a great activity to plan into your day. There is plenty of local history and car displays to explore as well as a cafe, the perfect way to end your visit to the museum.
Visit Hill Top – Beatrix Potter’s house that has been kept in the exact way as it was left by the famous writer. This is the house where some of the most popular stories were written. You can also visit The World Of Beatrix Potter which brings the stories to life featuring Peter Rabbit and many of his friends. This is a fun family attraction, perfect for a rainy day in the Lake District. Great for kids and adults alike, the Beatrix Potter exhibition is a great way to learn more about this extraordinary author and her well-loved characters.
The Lake District offers the perfect conditions for a wide range of outdoor activities including zip-lining. Swing through the trees at one of the Go Ape adventure parks or tackle the 35 challenges at the Treetop Trek. With acres of beautiful woodland, there is plenty of adrenaline-fuelled fun to be had. Whether you’re an adrenalin junkie or going to brave the heights of the treetops for the first time, zip-lining is a very fun and thrilling activity. Suitable for the whole family, you can easily incorporate zip-lining into your holiday in the Lake District.