Britain is full of unique, picturesque landscapes; it truly is an amazing place to spend a holiday. One of the most beautiful parts of England is of course the Lake District, which is a fantastic place to explore in any season. If you’re after adventure in stunning scenery, this destination is certainly for you, so go on, plan your getaway with your very own Lake District holiday guide.
Why Visit the Lake District
The Lake District is a phenomenal place to visit; there is so much history and heritage here, in addition to truly breathtaking landscape and excellent food. Whether you’re an outdoor person who craves adventure or you just want to relax in the beauty of rolling hills, luscious lakes, and gorgeous greenery you can find something for you here. As the Lake District is situated in the North West it is easily accessed by car via the M6 motorway.
Things to Do:
As stated above there are so many wonderful things to do in the Lake District both indoors and outdoors.
If there’s one thing that you MUST do on a holiday in the Lake District, it is to go on a boat ride in windermere. This lake is marvellous, and a boat ride is certainly the quickest way to get from one side of the lake to the other. Sittin on a boat is the most relaxing way to marvel at the wonders of the mesmerising landscape of the area.
If speed is what you’re after, make sure that you visit Coniston for Coniston Speed Week, where many power boats take to the water to break world records during the Autumn. In the summer you can simply relax at the famous Blue Bird Cafe.
Walking & Adventures
Many people choose to go on walking holidays in the Lake District, and as the home of Scafell Pike it really isn’t hard to see why. Measuring 978 metres (3210 feet), this is one of the more challenging walks in the area. If you fancy a more leisurely stroll and just want to take in the marvellous landscape, don’t worry, there are many easy walks in the Lake District.
If the rain starts to pour down, don’t worry, there are many indoor activities that you can take advantage of (these are great even if the sun is shining too!) including:
Beatrix Potter Museum – Bowness-on-Windermere
The Beatrix Potter Museum is an excellent place to take the kids. Full of fantasy and fun, plus an exquisite tea room, this is an excellent attraction!
The Lakeland Aquarium – Windermere
If you want to see what lies below the surface of Lake Windermere, and some more exotic fish as well, visit the Lakeland Aquarium. They even have adorable otters, so if you love wildlife make sure that you visit.
The Lakeland Motor Museum – Leven Valley
For the car enthusiasts out there, you must visit the Lakeland Motor Museum, here you will find a vast history of cars – it certainly is an exciting day out!
Muncaster Castle – Ravenglass
For those who want to explore heritage, history and experience true luxury, pay a visit to the gorgeous Muncaster Castle. The World Owl Centre is also here, so there are plenty of things to see and do for the whole family.
Where to Stay:
There are many exquisite B&Bs in the Lake District, where you can relax in style and experience gorgeous food. For those who desire home comforts without having to cook their own breakfast, this option is definitely for you.
- Boutique Hotels
For those who crave luxury, you’ll be happy to know that you can find a number of gorgeous boutique hotels in the Lake District. If relaxation is what you crave then the boutique hotel is certainly for you.
For families and those who crave the great outdoors, camping is an excellent idea. There are many Lake District campsites, where you can feel at home with nature yet have access to all of the amenities that you need.
The Lake District is a marvellous place to visit, and is abundant with things to do and places to visit and explore. Whatever you’re after you can find it in this part of England. So go on, get packing! Get planning! Then enjoy all that the Lake District National Park has to offer!