All about the Lake District
Magnificent lakes, gigantic lush-green forests and soaring mountains. Modern architecture and striking architecture. Contemporary art to fine dining and everything in between can be found all about the Lake District.
Incredible culture and history.
The history of the Lake District offers an unsurpassed introduction to the city’s art, architecture and culture. From mountains to forests, from galleries to studios, packed performances to festivals, from food to wool, print and ceramics, the Lake District offers hundreds of attractions The artist pioneer and radical thinkers- William Wordsworth, John Ruskin, Andy Goldsworthy have also found inspiration here. Visit Muncaster Castle, The Rum Story, Laurel and Hardy Museum, Rydal Mount, Kendal Museum and many more.
The Lake District attracts 16 million tourists each year and offers a wide choice of pubs, bars, inns and breweries and stunning countryside.The county is brimming with restaurants and cafes offering breath-taking views of the local landscapes. Some of the great places to begin your evening would be the Lake Distillery, Keswick Brewery, the Hare and Hounds, the Spinners Arms and the Flying Pig Pub.
Try the world-famous Kendal mint cake or indulge in Cartmel’s signature dish – sticky toffee pudding. Food lovers in the Lake District have their own favourites, including Sticklebarn Langdale, Lucy’s on a Plate, The Wild Olive, Taste, NO 17, Lake Road Kitchen. Not to mention the fact that they come with unmatched surroundings and the warm hospitality of the hills!
From high-end fashion outlets to pocket-friendly local shops, the Lake District is a shopper’s paradise. You will be pleasantly surprised with the vast variety of top shopping destinations which include Kendal, Carlisle, Ambleside, Penrith, and Cockermouth and so on. The ones that you don’t want to miss include all the farm shops and produce and other gift shops located across the county.
The Lake District is one of the most romantic counties in England and many of the romantic poets, including William Wordsworth were inspired to write some of their most famous works while living here.
Whether you are planning a romantic weekend in a boutique spa suite or you want to chill out in a spa hotel in Windermere, you will find a wealth of attractions nearby which include historic houses, parks, stately homes, Michelin starred restaurants and a wide choice of boat trips over some of England’s most spectacular lakes.
The Lake District is perfect for a romantic break, a honeymoon or to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary. Whatever the weather there is a range of attractions to suit all ages.