The poet laureate William Wordsworth found his inspiration here. So if you are looking to be inspired or just want to get away from it all and rediscover yourself, there is no place like The Lake District. Or 'The Lakes' as this picturesque area in the north west of England is fondly known.
|The Lake District|
There was a time when we were actually living in the Lake District. Even after we moved home, the lure of The Lakes was too much to resist. We kept returning to wander the fells, to walk by the lakes, to breathe in the tranquil air. And to make beautiful memories. Memories of walking along the shore of Ullswater, daffodils carpeted at our feet. Of climbing the Lion and the Lamb in Grasmere to be rewarded by the most breathtaking view. Of visiting the extraordinarily atmospheric Wastwater, home to the deepest lake, the tallest mountain and the smallest church in all of England.
|Wastwater, The Lake District|
The best part about a staycation in The Lakes is that there is always something to do for everyone. Whatever the weather. Whether it is the rigours of fell walking or the laid back pace of a boat ride on Lake Windermere, you will find something to suit all ages and all abilities. You can opt to go camping. Or book a lovely cottage for a self-catering holiday like we always do. There are a number of hotels and B&Bs dotted around the area as well. The best part is that all The Lakes are accessible no matter where you choose to stay. You can drive, walk or cycle everywhere. Or make it an adventure with one of the hop-on-hop-off explorer bus tickets.
|Consiton gondola, The Lake District|
Some of our best holiday memories are from the Lake District. Keswick with its beautiful Theatre By The Lake, Grasmere with Rydal Mount and Coniston with its steam gondola. Every place means something to us.
|Rydal Mount, Grasmere, The Lake District|
There is lots of fun to be had in The Lakes by children as well. For what kid would not love to ride on a steam train or visit a haunted castle? The Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway meanders through some spectacular scenery guaranteed to take your breath away.
|Steam Railway, The Lake District|
Muncaster castle with Tom Fool's resident ghost and owlery are sure to thrill. The Beatrix Potter Museum is another favourite with little ones.
|Muncaster Castle, The Lake District|
No visit to The Lakes is complete without a nibble of some Kendal Mint Cake. A must have ration if you intend to scale Scafell Pike. Or if you just fancy a sugary treat.
|The Lion and the Lamb, The Lake District|
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