Visiting the lake district is easy as 1, 2, 3 but just in case you aren't sure here's 4, 5, 6 & 7!
1. THE SCENERY
Ashness bridge is one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. It’s spectacular views over Bassenthwaite Lake and the River Derwent will not disappoint. Wast Water was voted the best view in England in 2007. The lake is owned by the National Trust and offers a campsite at the end of the lake.
2. STUNNING LAKES
When it comes to the Lake District, one thing that is rarely a surprise but is always an amazing experience is the beauty of the lakes. They provide some of the most astonishing and incredible views in the UK. The tranquil land and inspiring scenery of Ullswater provides the ultimate Lake District experience. Soak up the view with a variety of outdoor activities including country walks, horse-riding and rock climbing. Or take to the water, kayaking, sailing, fishing and boat trips are all available. There is something for everyone.
After adventure? Push yourself to the limit at Scafell Pike. Standing at 987 meters, it is England’s highest mountain, enjoy the stunning remote location and breathtaking views. There are many walking and rock climbing routes to choose from, with a range of difficulty. According to the National Trust, over 100,00 people a year climb Scafell Pike as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge, something they often do in complete darkness!
4. THE HISTORY
Step back in time. The Lake District is home to many influential writers and historical Roman ruins. Visit the steepest road in England at Hardknott Pass, built in AD120, or enjoy a spectacular view from Muncaster castle and it’s world renowned gardens.
5. LOCAL TOWNS
Visit the local towns for a short break and enjoy the Lake Districts most popular tourist destinations. Ambleside, Bowness, Grasmere, Kendal, Keswick and Windermere offer a range of outdoor activities and water sports as well as museums shops and restaurants. Depart from the Victorian-influenced towns on a range of award-winning guided tours.
6. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BEATRIX POTTER
Who doesn’t love characters such as Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Peter Rabbit? Did you know they were created at Hill-Top Farm in the Lake District? The house is a museum dedicated to the author and the inspiration for her magical stories and drawings.
7. AMAZING FOOD
You’re not short for choice on where to eat in the Lake District. You can find anything from fine dining to a great local pub. Looking for an upscale dining experience? The Old Stamp House Restaurant or L'Enclume both offer tasting menus which have received outstanding reviews. However, sometimes you want something a bit more rustic. Looking for a friendly local pub? The Crafty Baa is for you. Dogs are also welcome so don’t forget your four-legged friend.
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