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Visit the Lake District - Where to Stay, Attractions and Events

Visiting the Lake District is one of the most popular breaks for people across the UK and from further afield. The Lake District National Park has a wide range of activities and attractions, as well as the natural beauty of the entire area.

No matter how you want to enjoy the area, you can walk, cycle, swing in the trees and splash about here to your heart's content! In the winter you can even head into the mountains with our very own Fell Top Assessors on our winter skills courses running from December to April. With 12 of the largest lakes in England and 3,105 kilometres of rights of way, this is truly one of Britain's breathing spaces.

Looking south from Coniston Boating Centre's jetty copyright Paul Reynolds

Places to go

Our guides to the main lakes, towns and villages across the Lake District, from vibrant Windermere and Ambleside to the beautiful Langdale valley.

Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

Where to stay

Book accommodation online - from cosy holiday cottages to luxury hotels. Our commission goes towards keeping the Lake District special

Things to do

Picnics or paddleboarding, hiking or history, boating or biking, star gazing or swimming, we have ideas for things to do for everyone in the Lake District.

FAmily looking out and admiring the sunning landscape over Ullswater

Plan your visit to be Lake District Kind

Plan your visit, things to know before you go, travel transport and getting around, park and ride and park and sail, and check where's busy today across the Lake District.

Wheelchair users from Calvert Trust copyright Charlie Hedley

Access for all

Accessible walking routes, accessible accomodation search and activity centres for people of all ages with additional mobility needs.

Townend Farmhouse with a traditional kitchen garden in full bloom

Historical sites, houses and gardens

From stone circles and working bobbin mills, to stately homes with lakeshore gardens, the Lake District has a rich history as a working and inspiring landscape. Details of sites you can visit, many of them of free.

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