Lake District

Lake District Attractions

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Bassenthwaite Lake

One of the Lake District’s largest lakes at 6.4 km in length, Bassenthwaite Lake is best known for its abundant native wildlife, now preserved as part of the ...  Read more

Beatrix Potter Gallery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 132 Reviews

For over a hundred years, characters like Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Peter Rabbit have made an indelible impression on children in Britain ...  Read more

Borrowdale Valley

A wild stretch of grassy peaks, oak woodlands and rolling sheep pastures hugging the banks of the River Derwent, the rugged beauty of Borrowdale Valley is ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

From the imposing white façade of the Belsfield Hotel to the busy shops in the town centre, much of Bowness reflects its rise to prominence during the ...  Read more

Buttermere Valley

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

With its three lakes framed by a seemingly expanse of rolling hills and craggy peaks, Buttermere Valley is one of the Lake District’s most striking ...  Read more

Carlisle Castle

The stern, stone walls of Carlisle Castle are of Norman construction and were built on the site of a Roman fort. The site long formed a key defensive ...  Read more

Castlerigg Stone Circle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 258 Reviews

There are numerous neolithic stone circles in the Lake District and nearby areas, the most popular being at Castlerigg. This more-or-less round grouping of ...  Read more

Coniston Water

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

The third-largest lake in the English Lake District doesn’t fail to impress; at 5 miles (8 km) long, 184 feet (56 m) deep and half a mile (0.8 km) wide, it ...  Read more

Crummock Water

Despite being the largest and central lake of the Buttermere Valley, Crummock Water is often overlooked in favor of neighboring Buttermere Lake, but there are ...  Read more


Nestled in the northwestern part of the English Lake District, Derwentwater is one of the principal bodies of water that characterize the region. It is most ...  Read more

Furness Abbey

Construction on Furness Abbey began in 1123, with numerous alterations and additions following in the ensuing three centuries. Throughout the Middle Ages it ...  Read more

Hardknott Roman Fort

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Built under Hadrian's rule in the second century, Hardknott Roman Fort (initially named Mediobogdum by the Romans) is a must-do for history buffs who find ...  Read more


4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

A beautifully restored medieval market town tucked hidden in the valley between Esthwaite Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is one of the Lake District’s most ...  Read more

Hill Top Farm

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Beatrix Potter’s love affair with the English Lake District is practically as famous as her children’s tales. Her numerous and extensive holidays in the ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 260 Reviews

Keswick (pronounced “Kezick”), situated at the uppermost tip of Derwentwater, is the hub of the northern part of the Lake District. There are a few local ...  Read more

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