The Lake District National Park nestles in the north-west of England in the county of Cumbria. The Lake District towns and villages boast stunning valleys, mountains, picturesque coastlines and most importantly, Lakes!
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More than 16 million people visit the park every year and the area has been marked as the premier destination for climbing and hiking due to its uncountable scenic regions.
Explore the Lake District Towns and Villages
Windermere, Keswick, Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Kendal, Glenridding, Penrith, Bowness-on-Windermere, Eskdale Green, Ullswater, the Langdale Valley, Wastwater, Derwentwater and the North Lakes.
Travel and Transport facilities
With so many wonderful attractions to see and things to do, choosing how you travel is as important as choosing where you want to go.
Getting here-Public transport:
- Trains: The West coast mainline connects to Penrith, Oxenholme, Carlisle with London and Glasgow. It basically runs to the east of the Lake District connecting prominent places. There is a direct train from Manchester to Windermere also. Local trains connect Kendal, Windermere and Staveley. There is great connectivity along the Cumbrian coastline.
- Buses: Towns and villages like Windermere, Ambleside, Keswick and Coniston are easily accessible by bus with good connecting network.
- By Car: Car is also one of the convenient modes of transport and the Lake District can be accessed from the north and south via the M6.
- By Air: The nearest airports are Glasgow to the north and Manchester to the South.
Getting around the Lake District towns and villages
Once you arrive in the Lake District, getting around is easy. Walking is an excellent way to appreciate the grand architecture and scenic beauty of this region but if you want to explore further, good bus routes are available.
If you base yourself in a Windermere spa suite, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to local attractions.
Due to hefty parking fees and restrictions in some of the larger towns, budget travellers book day tours instead of driving themselves to see the best of the lakes in a day. You also have access to rarely visited villages and towns via the lovely coastal railway travelling between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness. There are many tour operators in the region but the most popular one is Mountain Goat. They also offer a pick-up from your accommodation depending on where you stay.
People also use bicycles but you have to be cautious of the narrow lanes and steep roads. Keep in mind the weather conditions of this mountainous region. Wear high-visibility clothing and fit lights to be safe. Ensure you drive carefully while approaching the blind corners as local drivers have more knowledge of the area than you. Bikes are easily available in larger towns of the region. Tourist information and maps are also available to help you reach your destination.
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