If you’re a lover of the great outdoors, the Lake District is one corner of England where you’ll want to linger.
The sweeping panoramic views and mystical lakes have been attracting visitors ever since the Romantics pitched up in the early 19th century. It remains one of the country’s most popular and beautiful spots. Literary sights abound: from Wordsworth‘s school to the quaint cottage of Beatrix Potter, and there are plenty of hilltop walks and country pubs to fill a lifetime of visits.
No trip to the Lake District would be complete without a ride with the Windermere Lake Cruises. Sailing across the surface of the most famous lake in England is one of the best ways to explore Lake Windermere. Whether you fancy a whole day out on the water or a quick trip across the lake, a Windermere Cruise is definitely a top pick for days out in the Lake District.
We recommend the ‘Freedom of the Lake’ ticket: hop on and off the cruise and discover the hidden gems on the edge of the lake.
The World of Beatrix Potter
It’s no wonder Beatrix Potter’s much-loved stories were inspired by the natural beauty and wonderful wildlife of the Lake District. The World of Beatrix Potter is a magical experience for all the family. The museum brings Potter’s stories vividly to life right before your eyes. Visit Peter Rabbit and all his friends on your journey through the magical world.
Walk the beautiful 70-acre woodland gardens, which change colour with the seasons. Learn a thing or two on one of the castle tours. Lose yourself and the little ones in the maze. And whatever you do, don’t miss the flying owl displays or the heron feeding at the World Owl Centre on site, the home of the World Owl Trust. The kids will love seeing the birds of prey swooping just overhead!
England’s largest National Park is a gem of a place to visit. These are our top 3 places to visit in the Lake District, but there are hundreds more for you to discover…
See what hides beyond the shores of Derwent Water: our perfectly placed Derwentwater House is quirky, characterful and overlooks the water’s edge.
Uncover the wonders of Windermere at the warm and welcoming Lakeside House. Eat, drink and relax overlooking the famous Lake Windermere.
But these are just a taste of the greater treat. We have so many more houses at home in the Lakes.
Take the first step towards your next – or first – Lakeland adventure!