The Lake District is England’s only true mountain region and contains some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery in the land. The valleys which radiate from the central massif of mountains contain long, deep, glacially formed lakes which provide a marvellous contrast to the spectacular peaks and give the area its name.
Whatever the weather, the English Lake District always has something to offer from the lakes, mountains and hills which give the area its outstanding beauty to the countless activities, interesting & unique shops and visitor attractions suitable for all the family.
Use the links below to learn more about exploring this special area during your stay.
The scenery in the Lake District never fails to leave the visitor with a sense of awe, and an understanding of why this landscape inspired a generation of poets.
Boating on the lakes
There are four lakes upon which you can enjoy a relaxing cruise:
Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater & Coniston
Place to visit
There are tigers in South Lakeland, at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park. There are rare breeds at Trotters and Friends, at Bassenthwaite. At the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, they will even let you tickle a snake, or cuddle a tarantula.
Writers, poets and artists have long been attracted to the area, and the most famous of these, William Wordsworth, was born at Cockermouth, was schooled in Hawkshead, and for much of his life lived at Grasmere and Rydal.