There is something about the beautiful Lake District that makes it different from all other destinations. The Lake District is home to a wealth of historical attractions. From stunning cultural venues to appealing landscapes, the Lake District has it all.
Places to visit in the beautiful Lake District
Derwentwater is only a short stroll from the town centre with its extensive beautiful gardens. This three-mile long lake is regarded as one of the main assets of Keswick. There are four islands on Derwentwater- Derwent Isle, St. Herbert’s Island, Lord’s Island and Rampsholme Island. Besides walking the lakeshore paths, it is recommended to take one of the launches to enjoy the beauty of the lake. Rowing boats, canoes and kayaks can also be hired to enjoy the lake to its full.
Explore Catbells Lakeland Walk: Catbells is a short, steep summit easily conquerable offering stunning views of mountains and lakes. It is a short walk with spectacular views. The paths are well defined and it is considered as a perfect picnic spot at the top. If you are planning to come to the Lake District, this place has to be on top of your agenda.
Explore Ullswater: This striking lake is surrounded by stunning, green trees covered cliffs to its south and covered by hills to its north. This seven and a half mile long lake is the second largest in England. When the mist blankets the lake, it gives dramatic views from both sides. There are four small lovely villages around the area which can be visited by boat. If you are looking for a quiet refuelling place look no further. Glenridding, Patterdale, Pooley Bridge, Howtown and Kirkstone Pass are some of the most beautiful places in the Lakes.
Explore Coniston Water: This stunning lake is located half a mile down from Coniston village and is also close to Brantwood (John Ruskin’s home) and Ruskin Museum. There are plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops in the village. Visit the pretty village of Hawkshead where William Wordsworth went to school and the picturesque Esthwaite Water which can be best explored on foot.
Explore the Northern Lakes: These North West lakes are the most peaceful lakes in the world. Crummock Water is located between Loweswater and Buttermere. This crystal clear, rocky bottomed lake is owned by the National Trust. The lake is flanked by rough hills and steep fellsides of Skiddaw slate making it a fantastic spectacle. Buttermere nestles at the foot of some lovely fells. It is one of the few lakes you can walk all the way around.. There is one more hidden gem known as Bassenthwaite Lake- The only official lake in the Lake District.
If you are looking for somewhere special to spend time in the beautiful Lake District, why not rent a spa suite with your own hot tub in Windermere. Your hotel for the week will be near the largest and most spectacular lake in England. Spa suites are the most popular type of accommodation in the Lake District.