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The Lake District's Top Sights

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and England's largest national park, the Lake District is one of the nation's most precious and visually stunning landscapes. With its cloud-capped fells, wooded valleys, lush meadows and shining lakes, the region inspires visitors with its beauty.

Naturally, it offers heaps of outdoor adventures too! Whether you love to cycle, climb, hike, sail or canoe, you'll find endless opportunities to indulge in your passion here. And that's only the beginning!

Lakeland is renowned for its top-quality dining, great shopping, varied attractions and museums - some of which celebrate literary icons like William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

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Kendal

Kendal, Cumbria


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There's more to Kendal than its world-famous energy infusing mint cake! This charming market town is overflowing with history and attractions.

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Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria


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With the crystal waters of Derwentwater on one side and the dramatic Skiddaw mountain on the other, Keswick is in a truly heavenly spot.

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Ambleside

Ambleside, Cumbria


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This lovely Victorian town sits on the beautiful shores of Lake Windermere and makes the ideal base from which to explore the Lake District.

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Keswick Launch

Keswick Launch Company, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ


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Get a unique perspective on the beautiful Derwentwater and the stunning mountains and countryside all around with this fantastically fun lake cruise.

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The World of Beatrix Potter

Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX


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And their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter... Meet all your favourite Beatrix Potter characters in this enchanting recreation of the author's best-known works.

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Lakes Aquarium

Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8AS


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Discover the creatures that make their home in the world's lakes, including those right here in the Lake District, at this captivating aquarium.

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Windemere

Windermere, Cumbria


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Picturesque wooded islands pepper the silvery waters of England's largest lake, a unique natural attraction that's home to wildlife and adventure alike.

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Ullswater

Ullswater, Cumbria


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The calm, clear waters of this lake are almost luminous against the dramatic fells all around - the romance of this region shines at Ullswater.

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Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry

Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL


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Travel 150 years back through time and discover the Lake District of yesteryear with imaginative recreations of Victorian streets, shops and houses.

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Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria


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One of Britain's most celebrated national parks is simply bursting with character, countryside and culture - a visit here isn't just recommended it's essential!

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Windermere Lake Cruises

Winander House, Glebe Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HE


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The best way to discover the beauty of England's largest lake is undoubtedly by boat - so hop on board for stunning panoramic views!

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Ullswater Steamers

The Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith, CA11 0US


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Cruise across one of England's most enchanting lakes for a unique perspective on this landscape of towering mountains, gently sloping hills and ancient woodland.

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Williamson Park

Quernmore Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1UX


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There are plenty of secrets to uncover within these gorgeous meadows and woodlands - from scary snakes and tarantulas to adorable meerkats and butterflies.

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Quaker Tapestry Museum

Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, LA9 4BH


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A contemporary masterpiece of embroidery that took 4,000 people 15 years to complete, visit this museum to admire the intricate detail of this bold tapestry.

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Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre

Leigh Groves Building, Rayrigg Road, Windermere, LA23 1BP
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Learn a thrilling new water sport in one of the most undeniably beautiful locations possible - the gentle shores of Lake Windermere.

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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Haverthwaite Station, Near Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AL


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Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of this classic steam railway as it transports you through some of the country's most entrancing countryside.

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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL


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A renowned gallery in the halls of one of the region's finest Georgian houses, with exhibitions covering historic watercolours to the bold and contemporary.

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Leighton Hall Estate

Carnforth, Cumbria, LA5 9ST

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Play the grand piano or unwind in the Victorian drawing room, this is a charming historic home that you're encouraged to explore and enjoy!

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Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH


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Delve into the beautiful writings of William Wordsworth, arguably one of Britain's greatest poets, and explore his family home at this fascinating museum.

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Mountain Goat Tours

Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD
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Discover the best of the British countryside with these award-winning guided tours that uncover some of the most spellbinding sights.

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Coniston Launch

Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN


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Gliding across the smooth waters of Coniston surrounded by imposing fells and peaceful woodland is enough to transport anyone away from the pressures of life.

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Bigland Hall Equine Group

Bigland Hall, Backbarrow, Cumbria, LA12 8PB
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Nothing matches the feeling of horse riding through open countryside, so imagine exploring the breathtaking Lake District and its spectacular beauty from the saddle. Indescribable.

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Go Ape Grizedale

Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ
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Fly through this ancient forest on zip wires and clamber over 19-metre high platforms - yes it's terrifying but wow does it feel great!

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Lakeland Miniature Village

Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7LE


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The landmarks of the Lake District are recreated in meticulous detail at this charming miniature village, which features over 100 little models!

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Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Bowness-on-Windermere. Cumbria, LA23 3JT


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An Arts and Crafts masterpiece, this historic home sits in a glorious position above Windermere, but delve inside to discover a fascinating collection of exhibitions.

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Kannku

Victoria Forge, Victoria Street, Windermere, LA23 1AD


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Combine the challenging terrain of the spectacular Lake District with the awesome adrenaline of a 4x4 off road adventure and you have.... well Kannku!

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GB Antiques

Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, LA1 3LA


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Charming Victoriana, grand Edwardian oak furniture and vibrant 1960s memorabilia all come together at Britain's largest indoor antiques and furniture centre.

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Coniston Boating Centre

Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8EW
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Float across the silvery waters of one of England's prettiest lakes in your own motorboat, canoe or rowing boat - the ultimate escape!

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Treetop Trek

Brockhole National Park, Ecclerigg, Windermere, LA23 1LJ
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Clamber, swing and jump through this thrilling high-ropes course and be rewarded with oodles of satisfaction and lots of adrenaline-fuelled fun.

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The Lakeland Climbing Centre

Unit 27, Lake District Business Park, Kendal, LA9 6NH
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The home of the largest indoor climbing wall in the country offers an unbeatable variety of challenges and heart-pumping excitement, no matter what your ability!

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Skiddaw

Keswick, Cumbria


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The Lake District is filled with glorious mountains - you're really missing out if you don't climb at least one!

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Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre

Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LP
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England's largest lake isn't just there to look pretty - it's an adventure playground just waiting for you to dive in!

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Bowness-on-Windermere

Cumbria


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The most popular destination in Cumbria for a reason! Charming shopping streets, a beautiful lakeside setting and the ideal location to start your Lakeland adventure!

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The Lake District Walker

11 Victoria Road, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9PA
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Test yourself with a gruelling trek into the fells or stroll around a pleasant lakeshore, either way, these expert guides make sure you have fun!

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Graythwaite

Graythwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8BA
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A spectacular country estate in the heart of the Lake District, Graythwaite offers up 5,000 acres of beautiful parkland and endless activities.

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