Attractions and places to visit

Flight - Artistic Performance 7-10 July 2016

Lake District National Park is delighted to present Lakes Alive, a new cultural programme and festival, which will embrace contemporary culture against the backdrop of our beautiful landscape. You are invited to enjoy a summer of spectacular happenings.

Lakes Alive launches with a new site specific project co-commissioned together with 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Flight by Geraldine Pilgrim Performance Company is an evocative  promenade performance that celebrates our desire to fly. The performance captures the beauty, power and drama of flight in all its forms within the historic house and gardens of Brockhole on Windermere.

The journey walks you through the evolution of flight to reveal Brockhole’s fascinating past, the rich history of Cumbrian aviation and images of First World War young airmen and the people they left behind.


A taste of the lakes  

England's largest National Park is a gem of a place to visit. There are breathtaking lakes, soaring mountains - known locally as 'fells', picturesque valleys and even sandy coastline.

Each lake and valley has a distinct character of its own. We would love you to share your experiences, pictures and videos with us through TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

Popular regions in the Lake District...

There are many attractions and places to visit in the Lake District, covering a wide area which is just waiting for you to explore!

To make it easier to find the best attractions in the Lake District National Park, we have split them up into the most popular sections. This way you can easily plan out your visit and make the most of your stay.

Wheel of a steamer © Dave Willis

Explore Coniston Water

Have a great family day out at Coniston. Hire electric boats, canoes, bikes and much more.

Things to do in Coniston
Wheel of a steamer © Dave Willis

Explore Windermere

Enjoy the stunning mountain views. Admire the gardens at Brockhole and take part in a selection of family fuelled activities.

Things to do in Windermere
Wheel of a steamer © Dave Willis

Explore Ullswater

Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, Ullswater is a popular starting point for walkers and climbers.

Things to do in Ullswater
Wheel of a steamer © Dave Willis

Explore Langdale Valley

Home to a breath-taking valley, countless walking and camping hotspots, Langdale Valley is a perfect destination for those that love the outdoors.

Things to do in Langdale Valley
Wheel of a steamer © Dave Willis

Explore North Lakes

North Lakes is possibly the most peaceful part of the district with many features of historical interest to be explored.

Things to do in North Lakes
Wheel of a steamer © Dave Willis

Explore Derwentwater

Whether you visit Keswick which is positioned at the north end of the lake, or explore the valley of Borrowdale at the southern end, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Things to do in Derwentwater
Wheel of a steamer © Dave Willis

Explore Wastwater

Surrounded by mountains, Red Pike, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Scafell Pike, Wastwater is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes.

Things to do in Wastwater

Featured place to visit

Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole gardens

Have a great day out at Brockhole! Explore 30 acres of stunning gardens, hire bikes for the family, enjoy lake Windermere by canoe, kayak or rowing boat and let the children blow off some steam on the adventure playground or Treetop Nets!

Visit the Brockhole website