All you need to know about the Lake District

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All you need to know about the Lake District

The Lake District attracts over 16 million visitors each year and is the most popular National Park in England.

Visitors flock to the region from all over the world to enjoy its scenery, its lakes and a wide choice of accommodation including luxurious Windermere spa suites.

Wherever you go in the Lake District you will find plenty of things to see and do. The region boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe.

The Lake District is home to 16 major lakes, including Windermere, the largest lake in England, at 10.5 miles in length. Numerous mountain tarns tower over the stunning lake areas, and some of England´s highest mountains are located here.

The M6 motorway provides excellent transport links to the Lake District from most major cities in the north of England, and the region is easily accessible for day trips from as far away as the Midlands and Staffordshire.

Where to stay in the Lake District

Visitors to the Lake District will find plenty of hotels, spa hotels, boutique hotels, guest houses and luxury bed and breakfast accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. If you are looking for a romantic break, Windermere and Bowness offer some of the best spa suites in the Lake District.

You can pick up information about the Lake District from most hotel receptions or from one of the many tourist information offices that are dotted around the area. Bowness Bay, particularly offers visitors a wealth of things to see and do on Windermere, including boat trips, walks around the lake and sightseeing tours.

If you are looking for things to do with the kids in the Lake District, visit the Beatrix Potter Attraction or the Lakes Aquarium close to Bowness. For the more energetic, a trip to Go Ape in Grizedale Forest, near Hawkshead, is a must.

This award-winning attraction is an adventure park with a difference. Visitors are encouraged to test themselves by navigating their way around a high wire forest adventure course, including giant obstacles in the trees. Visitors can use ladders, walkways and bridges to get around, above the forest canopy, and the attraction also includes the longest zip line at 426m.

All you need to know about the Lake District

If you want to explore some of the historical sights around the Lake District, take a trip to Dove Cottage, once the home of famous poet, William Wordsworth, or go to Hill Top at Sawrey, former home of Beatrix Potter, which has been left the same since 1943 when the famous children´s author died.

Pick up a map of the Lake District

You can pick up a map of the Lake District from any tourist information office, or from your hotel reception, and plan your route before you travel. You can also get directions to the best Lake District attractions, and find out information about any upcoming events in the lakes, including festivals, fairs and farmer´s markets.

If you want to make the most of the Lake District, why not book to stay in a Windermere spa suite and enjoy stunning accommodation close to the lake?

If you enjoy fishing in the Lake District, there are plenty of good lakes and rivers inside the National Park to find char, eels, perch, pike, sea trout and salmon. A rod license is required, and you can get more information directly from the lessee of the lake or from a tourist information office.

The weather in the Lake District can change quickly, and what starts out as a fine, dry day can soon turn to driving rain and howling winds in the afternoon, even in summer. The best way to discover all you need to know about the Lake District, is to plan a visit!

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