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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.


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.

Places to go
Cottage near Coniston

Where to stay

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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.

Featured places 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

Coniston Boating Centre

Brockhole gardens

Pre-book boats and bikes from Coniston Boating Centre and go on a mini adventure with friends and family! Explore Coniston Water by canoe, kayak, paddle board, rowing or or motor boat!

Visit Coniston Boating Centre

Other resources to help you plan your trip!


Popular attractions & things to do

From fun fueled outdoor activities to educational adventures & awe-inspiring tours, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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Woods near Langdale

Upcoming events

Events and guided walks calendar
Langdales © Val Corbett

Helpful tips

Plan your visit

Getting here


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