Attractions in the Lake District

Attractions in the Lake District

Attractions in the Lake District

The Lake District is world famous for inspiring countless poets, artists and writers who visited the region and called it home. Attractions in the Lake District are varied too, from historic landmarks to lunch in a country pubs.

Stroll around the rolling hills, soak in the breath-taking scenery, walk the fells and find romantic settings. Enjoy the terrific places for outdoor activities and cruise in the expansive lakes from these stunning locations:


A picture-postcard village dotted with stone cottages and tea shops. Grasmere is the home of museums, art galleries and William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage. Grasmere is filled with phenomenal landscapes so spend some time soaking up the natural beauty of this area. Your trip will not be considered complete if you do not visit Faeryland café to have an afternoon tea and enjoy extraordinary views of the lake.

Kendal Castle

The Ruins of Kendal Castle extend visitors stunning views of the city and the rolling hills below. The Kendal Museum offers an exhibition to showcase the reconstruction of the castle before it got ruined in the Tudor times. Visitors flock to this amazing spot to enjoy a picnic in the grassy areas.


Ambleside’s winding streets are full of quaint shops, lovely stone houses and superb restaurants. With its prime location and a great number of nearby amenities, Ambleside has become a perfect holiday destination. There is no lack of fantastic walks with picture-perfect views.

Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass is linked by tiny, winding roads bordered with tall stone walls. If you are an experienced driver or you have driven on roads like these, your heart will also start racing on the steep gradients and blind curves. Though the drive is daunting it is the most beautiful route.

Castlerigg Stone Circle

The 38 stones stand stoically today on a high point off the windy roads of Keswick. It is one of the oldest stone circles in the country and dates back to around 3000 BC.

Shap Abbey

Founded in the late 12th century, this melancholic, striking 15th century tower stands tall amid the scattered remains of the older buildings. This is not only a beautiful sight worth seeing but also the drive to Abbey offers stunning views.

Tarn Hows

This amazing site is owned by the National Trust. This man-made expanse of water offers the most gorgeous views of natural landscapes. If you are looking for a gentle walk, this flat circular walk is too good to be true. The calm and peaceful area is a great place for a day-out or picnic.

Scafell Pike

Though not easily conquerable, this highest peak in England will offers gorgeous panoramic views of the Lake District. Hikers can enjoy views of Wales, Scotland and Ireland from the highest point. Watch the weather before heading to this glorious peak – a recommended summer climb.

Ullswater from the Steamer

Enjoy gorgeous views from a ride on the Ullswater Steamer. These steamers are not only perfect for photo opportunities but offer special trips to view wildlife and birds.

When planning to visit attractions in the Lake District, why not book into a spa suite in Windermere to make the most of your trip.

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