Reasons to visit Lake District
A landscape that inspired the romantic poets and attracts millions of tourists every year, the Lake District is unquestionably one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Lake District holidays can be as active or as chilled as you like - you could spend your days scaling fells and admiring views, or whiling away summer afternoons on the lakeside, watching historic steamboats pass by.
We’re proud to have three holiday parks in the heart of the region, all of which offer fantastic facilities and activities to make your stay a memorable one.
Limefitt Holiday Park sits in the picture-perfect Troutbeck Valley, and is a prime staging post for walking adventures across the area, as well as pony rides which are available on park! White Cross Bay Holiday Park is adjacent to Windermere, and has a boardwalk that stretches along the gently lapping shores, perfect for casual family strolls on warm evenings. Fallbarrow Holiday Park, also on Windermere’s shoreline, is close to Bowness-on-Windermere - and new on this park for 2018 are some extra special lodges complete with private hot tubs!
Conquer Scafell Pike or a fell that suits you
Enjoy the serenity of Windermere, Coniston and beyond
Discover quaint tea shops and tasty Kendal mint cake
Three holiday parks in the heart of the Lake District’
The Lakes is the ultimate outdoor playground for family fun
The best way to experience the Lake District is from the top of a fell or mountain, with stunning vistas that take in green valleys, craggy peaks and can stretch as far as the Isle of Man on a clear day.
If you’re losing yourself in the pines of Grizedale Forest or conquering the crags of Helvellyn, the scenery is all around you at all times in the Lake District.
At 11 miles long, Windermere is the largest lake in England, and there’s plenty to do along the shores of this icon of British tourism.
The characterful towns of Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside are essential visits on your Windermere holidays, with the former offering a steam yacht gondola experience that made it onto our list of the best of the Lake District. Neighbouring lakes such as Ullswater and Coniston are well worth the trip, as they offer a chilled out alternative to the bustle of Windermere.
The World of Beatrix Potter is a delightful day out for all those who grew up reading about the adventures of Peter Rabbit and friends - and maybe little ones who are yet to be acquainted. Exhibitions include Jemima Puddle-Duck’s woodland glade and, of course, Peter Rabbit’s garden, as well as live stage shows at the on-site theatre.
For a full rundown of the activities and attractions in the Lakes, click the link below.
History & Culture
The poetic inspiration felt by Romantic poets such as William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge continues to reverberate through the ages - and your Lake District holidays aren’t complete without visiting Dove Cottage in Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived during his most fruitful creative period.
For a more industrious slice of Lakeland history, the Honister Slate Mine at Keswick offers tours of the historic mining facilities, as well as a thrilling via ferrata experience!
The genteel Lakeland towns and villages are sure-fire hotspots for traditional tea shop fare. Bowness is home to chic cafés such as The Easy Breeze and The Old Pump House, both excellent places to unwind after a hard day’s exploration.
The true taste of the Lake District is Kendal mint cake, and that’s best enjoyed on top of a windswept fell - so pick some up from just about any shop in the area and tuck in on a summit of your choice!
Little ones will love the live otter shows at the Lakes Aquarium on the far south shore of Windermere, which also showcases a wide variety of other animals, all in a picturesque setting featuring underwater viewing tunnels.
The aquarium is only a short distance away from the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, so combining the two is highly recommended - we think steam trains and otters are a winning combination for a quintessentially Cumbrian family day of fun!
Outdoors & Adventure
The Lake District is among the best destinations for outdoorsy fun in Europe, let alone the UK. With a variety of water sports on offer at places like the Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre, you can enjoy everything from canoeing and sailing to flyboarding - in which jet nozzles spray water from your feet, launching you into the air!
If you prefer to hit the heights with your feet firmly on the ground, then consult WalkLakes for some jaw-dropping Lake District hike inspiration.
As one of Britain’s foremost tourist hotspots, it goes without saying that there are a bevy of brilliant events occurring in the Lakes all year round. A prime example is the Keswick Mountain Festival, which takes over the charming town and surrounding areas each year, with music, activities and mountain-based sports and speakers the order of the day.
For a more traditional festival experience, the Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show dates back to the Victorian era and includes authentic Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling as well as fell-running and hound-trailing.
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