Lake District Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 556 Reviews

The glassy water of Lake Windermere, framed by forested slopes and mist-shrouded peaks, is one of the most photographed landscapes of England’s UNESCO-listed ...  Read more

Beatrix Potter Gallery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 123 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

Castlerigg Stone Circle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 356 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 125 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

Wrynose Pass

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 89 Reviews

The Lake District is famous for its dramatic high mountain passes, and few are steeper or more winding than the notorious Wrynose Pass, often described, along ...  Read more

Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

Once described as “seamlessly elegant” by The Daily Telegraph, Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel is indeed one of the best hidden gems in the English Lake ...  Read more

Ullswater Lake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Located in the northern half of Lake District National Park, Ullswater Lake is the second-largest lake in the area and is consistently cited as one of the ...  Read more

Scafell Pike Mountain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Towering 978m over the surrounding lakelands, the craggy peak of Scafell Pike is England’s highest mountain and it’s long been a popular challenge for hikers. ...  Read more

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Running over a distance of 7 miles (11.3 kilometers) between Ravenglass and Dalegarth stations in the valley of Eskdale, the La'al Ratty — as the locals call ...  Read more

Hill Top Farm

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 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

Muncaster Castle 

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

A holiday in England wouldn’t be complete without visiting a haunted and historic castle. Cue Muncaster Castle and Gardens, a lavish 800-year-old property ...  Read more

Hardknott Roman Fort

4 star rating: Recommended 5 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

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


4 star rating: Recommended 4 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

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

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