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What to Do: 101 things to do in the Lake District

101 ideas for things to do in the lakes

101 things to do in the Lake District

What to Do: Curlew Guided Walking

Curlew Guided Walking - Holidays and short breaks in the North of England. The Lake District and  Yorkshire Dales National Parks offer some of the finest walking and hiking in Great Britain. Hadrian's Wall combines centuries of history with fine Northumberland scenery. The Eden Valley is a quiet oasis little-known to all but the most discerning. Curlew Guided Walking have been providing holidays and short breaks that sample the best that the UK can offer since 1997.

Curlew Guided Walking

What to Do: Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Dalemain is a real treasure. The fantastic Lake District historic house and gardens contains behind its Georgian facade, a wealth of Tudor and Mediaeval rooms and buildings. There has been a settlement at Dalemain since Saxon times, when a fortified pele tower is mentioned and the present day courtyard is testimony to the defensive nature of the hamlet surrounding that tower.

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

What to Do: Days Out in the Lakes aims to provide you with the greatest choice of things to do and places to visit in Cumbria and the Lake District including Ambleside, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Cartmel, Coniston, Grasmere, Hadrian’s Wall, Kendal, Keswick and Penrith. Explore indoor or outdoor attractions, activities, events, shopping, heritage or family fun.

Days Out in the Lakes

What to Do: Days Out With The Kids

Looking for a day out with the kids - turn off the TV, lock up the games console and have a great time with the children.
Whatever the weather and whatever their age discover loads of fantastic family friendly attractions just round the corner and all over the uk

Days Out With The Kids

What to Do: Distant Horizons

Outdoor activities, journeys and expeditions.

Distant Horizons

What to Do: Glenridding Cybercafe

If you like a nice simple site, quick to load, full of all the links you need, no advertising and a GREAT VIEW over the lake then click here

Glenridding Cybercafe

What to Do: Glenridding Guides

Glenridding Walking Guides is a small friendly walking and climbing company.  Based at the southernmost end of Ullswater at the foot of Helvellyn in the stunning English Lake District.

Glenridding Guides

What to Do: Green Day Out

Green Day Out - where you can search ideas for days out in England, Scotland and Wales.
Browse the site for things to do at the weekend, places to visit, activities, family days out, courses, rainy days out, or holiday accommodation. Check out the free monthly competitions, special offers, and interesting articles.

Green Day Out

What to Do: Hillwalk Tours

Hillwalk Tours

What to Do: Lake District Cycling

Lake District Cycling’s local experts are creating your cycling resource to the Lake District and Cumbria. Cycling in the Lake District and Cumbria is one of the most rewarding and sustainable ways to experience this beautiful part of the world. There is something for everyone; from easy family cycling routes, multi-day tours, to the epic Fred Whitton Challenge. Lake District Cycling are proud supporters of great local businesses, happily sharing our local knowledge of the best cycle routes, events, shops, cafes, pubs & accommodation in the area.

Cycling in the Lake District will be time you'll treasure!

*Now includes cycle hire at Pooley Bridge*

Lake District Cycling

What to Do: Lakes Culture

Explore and enjoy the arts and culture on offer in Cumbria. The Lakes Culture team has selected some of the holiday’s top highlights for you to savour. In our Top 10 arts events over the Easter break you can discover top cartoon tips with an internationally acclaimed illustrator, discuss films with Barry Norman, hear a stunning line-up of blues musicians on the shores of Lake Windermere, see some of the best art in the world and...some Herdwick Sheep!

Lakes Culture

What to Do: Nic's Nordic Walks

Nic’s Nordic Walks are organised by Nicola Sproson, who has a passion for outdoor life and wants to pass this enthusiasm on to as many folk as possible by inspiring them to keep mentally & physically fit and have some fun in the fells through Nordic Walking.

Nic's Nordic Walks

What to Do: Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Join us as we journey from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through the hills, past seven request stops with a 1:55 gradient at times, en route to our final destination some seven miles up the line to Dalegarth for Boot Station. The journey itself was one of Wainwright’s favorites, crossing seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of England’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range (3,209ft) at their peak.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

What to Do: Reach Beyond Adventure

Outdoor adventure activities for groups, families, stag & hen weekends. Canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, ridge scrambling, hill walking, yacht sailing, ghyll scrambling, gorge walking & high ropes.

Reach Beyond Adventure

What to Do: Rheged Centre

Rheged is a Cumbrian visitor attraction located just two minutes from the M6, (J40) at Penrith.  An international award winning day out, Rheged is Europe's largest grass covered building, designed to resemble a Lakeland hill.   Following a massive upgrade of their digital cinema system Rheged can now bring you the biggest and best large format films in amazing 3D.  Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Rheged Centre

What to Do: Rookin House Activity Centre

Rookin House is an established adventure venue and has been offering a wide variety of outdoor activities for over 20 years. Family owned and operated, Rookin House has a strong focus on both fun and safety. The centre is just 4 miles from Ullswater, and 8 miles from both Keswick and Penrith and easily accessible from the A66.

Rookin House Activity Centre

What to Do: The best Lake District Drives

Lake District Drives describes some wonderful driving routes in and around the Lake District and Cumbria. The area has some of the best scenery and visitor attractions in the country and the routes are designed to take these in and provide great days out for all the family.

The routes are generally 30-50 miles in length and can easily be done in a couple of hours without any significant stops. Alternatively, why not spend some time visiting a few of the many attractions described within each route. The choice is yours!

The best Lake District Drives

What to Do: The Electric Cycle Centre

The Electric Cycle Centre is convieniently located near to Penrith railway station and a short drive from jnc 40 M6. Please call to book a demo ride or for info on a particular model. They also offer fantastic servicing and repair facilities that cater for any electric cycle requirement. The Electric Cycle Centre have pioneered an electric cycle recharging network across our region. This opens up a larger area to the e-cyclist and for them to take to opportunity to recharge their batteries and enjoy our beautiful countryside at the same time.

The Electric Cycle Centre

What to Do: The Wordsworth Trust

Explore the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the famous poet William Wordsworth and discover what life was like at the turn of the 19th Century.   Whilst living in the inspirational setting of Dove Cottage, Wordsworth produced the most famous and best-loved of his poems and his sister Dorothy wrote her famous Grasmere Journals.

The Wordsworth Trust

What to Do: Ullswater Yacht Club

Situated on the North East shore of the beautiful Lake Ullswater, about 2 miles from Pooley Bridge on the Howtown Road. Being at the northern end of the Lake District National Park Ullswater Yacht Club is unrivaled in its facilities both on and off the water.

Ullswater Yacht Club

What to Do: Visit Cumbria

With over 5000 photographs and maps and 1,400 information pages on the Lake District and Cumbria, as well as many hundreds more pages of information on accommodation, activities, places to visit, tourist attractions and places to eat, Visit Cumbria is renowned as the Encyclopaedia for Cumbria and the Lake District.

Visit Cumbria

What to Do: Visit Northwest - Ullswater

The tourism website for North West England

Visit Northwest - Ullswater

What to Do: Wildzone

The Lake District attracts visitors year-round to Cumbria's visitor attractions, glacial landscapes and excellent accommodation. Although visitors often miss out on the wild experiences minutes away from the tourist hotspots. The Wildzone aims to help visitors really see the wild side of Cumbria from close up wild life encounters to wild family activities.


Where to Stay:

Where to Stay: Appleby Manor Country House Hotel

Appleby Manor Country House Hotel is set in Cumbria within the Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District, it is surrounded by the magnificent mountains and fells of the North Pennines and is close to the Yorkshire Dales.

Appleby Manor Country House Hotel

Where to Stay: Black Beck Caravan Park

The Park has ample space for touring caravans and motorhomes, caravan hire and holiday homes for hire. There are spacious and aesthetic sites for holiday homes and luxury pine lodges, giving plenty of options to facilitate an enjoyable and rewarding stay.

Black Beck Caravan Park

Where to Stay: Blenheim Lodge

AA 4-Star Bed and Breakfast quietly situated atop a hill next to The Dales Way Footpath, and just 5 minutes’ walk to Bowness centre and Lake Windermere. Guest rooms boast stunning views of Lake and fells. 

Blenheim Lodge

Where to Stay: Brandelhow Guest House. Penrith

Treat yourself, whether on business or pleasure to an exclusive stay in our beautiful Victorian Townhouse, full of Cumbrian charm and character.

Brandelhow Guest House.  Penrith

Where to Stay: Burnside Park

Burnside Park is notable for its prime location. Nestling in the woods just three hundred meters from the shoreline of Windermere Lake on Bowness Bay, and just a short stroll of three hundred meters from the centre of Bowness village itself.

Burnside Park

Where to Stay: Campsites in the Lake District

Looking for somewhere to stay - what about one of these Lake District Campsites.

Campsites in the Lake District

Where to Stay: Coppermines - Lakes Cottages

The Coppermines & Coniston Lake District Cottages, Self Catering  Cottages, of Quality and Character with Log Fires and Oak Beams in Stunning and Quiet Lake and Mountain Scenery, where pets are welcome and great for walking, rock climbing, abseiling, gorge scrambling, mountain biking, cycling, orienteering, canoeing, sailing, fishing, horse riding and pony trekking.

Coppermines - Lakes Cottages

Where to Stay: Cumbria Cottages

A wide range of cottages available at many locations throughout the Lake District.

Cumbria Cottages

Where to Stay: Days Inn Hotel, Kendal

The Days Inn Kendal overlooks the beautiful Killington Lake and is ideally situated for the Lake District National Park.The hotel has 37 en-suite rooms from £60 per room per night. The historic market town of Kendal is just a 15 minute drive away where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and attractions.

Days Inn Hotel, Kendal

Where to Stay: Elm House Guest House, Pooley Bridge

This four star, Silver Award-winning Ullswater guest house provides stylish accommodation that caters for young and old alike. Beautifully situated at the foot of the magnificent Lake Ullswater whether you're a couple, family or single traveller you can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.

Elm House Guest House, Pooley Bridge

Where to Stay: Glenridding Hotel

Situated in the picturesque valley of Ullswater with spectacular mountain and lake views, Best Western Glenridding Hotel has it all. We proudly offer three beautifully appointed rooms, all approved to hold civil ceremonies. From our red carpet welcome until to the pop of the last champagne cork, we will ensure that you enjoy the perfect Ullswater wedding. You can happily relax knowing that our experienced staff will help and advise you through every step of your special day.

Glenridding Hotel

Where to Stay: Hallmark Hotels - Carlisle

An elegant Victorian building inside which you’ll find a stunning luxury hotel. Its prime city centre location fronting Carlisle’s historic Court Square makes it one of the most convenient hotels in the city.

Hallmark Hotels - Carlisle

Where to Stay: Heart of the Lakes

Here at Heart of the Lakes, we offer you a fine selection of Lake District cottages sleeping from just two up to the largest sleeping ten. Whatever time of year you choose to stay, you will find one of our self-catering cottages that’s perfect for you.

Heart of the Lakes

Where to Stay: Hidden River Cabins

Discover Hidden River Cabins, a unique opportunity to experience a truly secluded luxury log cabin holiday, near the Lake District, where you can relax and unwind in a luxury hand built log cabin with a hot tub.

Hidden River Cabins

Where to Stay: Hill of Oaks - Award winning Lodge and Caravan Park

Nestling on the slopes of ancient woodland, Hill of Oaks offers exclusive lake frontage for almost one mile along the shore of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park. The Park welcomes touring caravans, motor homes and offers exclusive sites for holiday homes and lodges.

Hill of Oaks - Award winning Lodge and Caravan Park

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An award winning company, offering the finest selection of personally inspected Lake District cottages.

Where to Stay: Home away in Cumbria

Home away in Cumbria

Where to Stay: Honister House B&B, Keswick

Honister House, Keswick Bed and Breakfast, where a warm welcome from John and Susie Stakes awaits you.
Honister House Keswick is an AA timber-beamed Four Star Bed and Breakfast (with a "Best Breakfast" award), centrally located in Keswick's charming market town centre (at the edge of the Lake Road pedestrian precinct) in the heart of the Lake District.

Honister House B&B, Keswick

Where to Stay: Howgate Foot B&B

Howgate Foot, only 7 miles from Junction 39 off the M6 is a very special and peaceful B&B ideally situated for Wainwright's and the C&C walk. A warm welcome awaits you by owners Christine and Martyn Knight. Christine is a trained Cordon Bleu cook and delights in sourcing local Cumbrian produce for her catering. Whenever possible, breakfast will be served on the delightful south facing terrace with the wonderful view of the sheep grazing on the surrounding fell.

Howgate Foot B&B

Where to Stay: Lake District Estates

Lake District Estates is a family owned business based in Kendal, offering superb letting opportunities, caravan parks set in spectacular locations, retail outlets and award winning tourist attractions.

Lake District Estates

Where to Stay: Lakeland Cottage Holidays

Choose from a varied selection of self catering holiday cottages in the northern Lakes in Cumbria. Self catering, holiday accommodation in the Lake District includes farmhouses, apartments, bungalows, family houses, converted barns, large houses set within their own grounds, as well as white-washed, traditional cottages.

Lakeland Cottage Holidays

Where to Stay: Lakeland Hideaways

With over 27 years’ experience, here at Lakeland Hideaways we offer the very best selection of Lake District cottages in and around the Cumbrian countryside. We have a local office based in the pretty village of Hawkshead and our local team have great experience and a passion for our area. All of our self-catering holiday properties have been personally inspected by our team and chosen with our guests' comfort in mind.

So whether you’re looking for a romantic cottage in a peaceful village away from the hustle of everyday life, or a large property perfect for taking the whole family away on an active holiday, there’s something for everyone in our collection. We even have a great selection of dog-friendly cottages so no one in the family will be left at home.

Browse our portfolio to find your dream escape, and if you’d like a hand choosing, our team will be delighted to help you decide on the best property for your next Lake District holiday.

Lakeland Hideaways

Where to Stay: Lakelovers. Holiday cottages to let

Lakelovers Cottage Holidays, the oldest and most prestigious cottage rental agency in the Lake District, provide Lake District Cottages, including luxury self catering accommodation in Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere, Troutbeck, Coniston, Langdale, Lakeside, Hawkshead, Bowness; and many smaller Lake District villages in between.

Lakelovers. Holiday cottages to let

Where to Stay: Lakes Cottage Holidays

With over 360 Cumbrian cottages in the Lake District and Eden Valley, Lakes Cottages are the perfect choice for your self-catering Lake District holidays.

Lakes Cottage Holidays

Where to Stay: Lakes Cottage Holidays VIP

Lakes Cottage Holidays are a family run business with nearly 400 self catering Lake District cottages to offer.

We are proud to be working in with Lakes Cottage Holidays. If you are staying in any of their Lake District Cottages you will be given an exclusive V.I.P members card and will receive special offers from all of the V.I.P's. Lakes Cottage Holidays want to ensure that all of their holidaymakers have a wonderful holiday in the Lake District and make the most of the huge range of activities, places to eat and fun days out our beautiful county has to offer.

Lakes Cottage Holidays VIP

Where to Stay: Lanercost Holiday Cottages

Imagine an ancient and enchanting place where for the last two thousand years, from Roman times through the monastic Middle Ages to the present time, people have come to stay. Imagine Lanercost.

Lanercost Holiday Cottages

Where to Stay: Langton Adventure Centre

Situated on the edge of the small hamlet of Hartsop, Patterdale, in the heart of the Lake District Langton Adventure Centre provides affordable and flexible self catering accommodation for up to 28 guests.  We give preference to youth and voluntary groups from schools, colleges, faith communities and organisations who work with young people.  Our quiet location provides a private central base for many of the Lake District's attractions.

Langton Adventure Centre

Where to Stay: Leeming House

Macdonald Leeming House is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels offering luxury and comfort in beautiful surroundings. Set in 22 acres of beautiful grand gardens in the countryside of Cumbria, this 200 year old country house hotel offers breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to the shores of Ullswater and a private fishing licence, this hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

Leeming House

Where to Stay: Log Cabin Holidays

Log cabin holidays and lodges throughout the UK and Europe

Log Cabin Holidays

Where to Stay: Low Dyke Self Catering Cottages

Swallow’s Nest is our immaculately presented stone built barn conversion located in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside, 4 miles north of Penrith in the hamlet ofCatterlen and within just a short drive of stunning Lake Ullswater and the market town of Keswick on the shore of Derwentwater.

The property has been refurbished to an exceptional standard to provide contemporary accommodation whilst retaining beautiful original features.

It’s an ideal base for couples and families looking for a relaxing break, or to have fun and adventure exploring the Lake District.

Low Dyke Self Catering Cottages

Where to Stay: Lowthwaite Bed & Breakfast

Jim and Tine have fully renovated the house to make a lovely family home and a place where guests can feel welcome and at home. We are the only remaining dwelling in the hamlet of Lowthwaite, and guests have often described the place as a "haven of peace and tranquillity".

Lowthwaite Bed & Breakfast

Where to Stay: Luxury Lodge Estates

Whitbarrow Village is nestled in the Northern Lake District with beautiful accommodation ranging from quaint, stone built cottages to modern, luxurious apartments converted from traditional farm buildings. The Lake District is England’s largest National Park, with over 1800 miles of footpaths, so whatever you have planned as you explore some of Europe’s most glorious scenery you can be assured that you can return home to your peaceful lodge and snuggle up after a great day in the fresh air. If all that sounds a little strenuous, take a short stroll along the cobbled streets of Whitbarrow Village to enjoy a drink and meal in the Eden Bar and Restaurant or even relax in the Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna and take a gentle swim in our indoor heated pool – the choice is yours!

Whether you are looking for a weekend break or family-friendly escape in the Lake District, our selection of cottages are tailored to suit all your holiday needs.

Luxury Lodge Estates

Where to Stay: Luxury Lodge Stays

Lodge accommodation within the Lake District National Park

Where to Stay: Lyndhurst Guest House

Stuart and Yvonne wish to welcome you to Lyndhurst Guest House, a traditional late Victorian house in a quiet riverside location, in Kendal, gateway to the English Lake District. Ideally placed close to the picturesque Nether Bridge and historic Abbot Hall, it is only five minutes' walk to the bustling market-town centre.

Lyndhurst Guest House

Where to Stay: Monkhouse Hill Lake District Cottages

Lake District cottages for self catering holidays in Cumbria's Northern Lakes. Winners of numerous Cumbria and national awards for quality, excellence, environmental practice and innovation.


Monkhouse Hill Lake District Cottages

Where to Stay: Newby Bridge Country Carvan Park

Newby Bridge Country Caravan Park is a perfect location for Lake District self-catering caravan and cottage holidays or stay a little longer in your own private holiday home. Located in the Lake District National Park near the Southern tip of Windermere, just a couple of miles from the ancient village of Cartmel with its award winning restaurants, pubs and that famous Sticky Toffee pudding ! Set within wild woodlands, Newby Bridge Country Caravan Park provides a tranquil haven for those with a love of the outdoors; easy access to a variety of walking and cycling routes in the Lake District National Park, water based activities on Windermere and local restaurants, inns and attractions. Lake District holidays start here ! 

Newby Bridge Country Carvan Park

Where to Stay: Patterdale Hall Estate

Patterdale Hall Estate is a 300-acre private estate located in the breathtakingly beautiful Ullswater valley. The Estate offers seventeen comfortable and affordable self-catering holiday properties of various types, all with magnificent views and wondrous settings.

Patterdale Hall Estate

Where to Stay: Ravenstone Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Ravenstone Manor is a delightful 18th Century Manor House set in 2 acres of grounds at the base of Skiddaw, overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake. With car parking facilities and spectacular views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and open countryside.

Ravenstone Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Where to Stay: Sally's Lake District Cottages

Sally’s Lake District Cottages offers a great choice of self catering holiday cottages in the Lake District, whether you’re looking for peace and solitude high in the mountains around Eskdale and Wasdale or you’re planning to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the more bustling centres of Keswick with Ambleside and Windermere beyond.

Sally's Lake District Cottages

Where to Stay: Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel

The first ever Country House Hotel Sharrow Bay is where the term ‘Country House Hotel’ was first coined.  It was also here that the famous dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding was invented.  Opening its doors in 1949, the hotel has a long and renowned history which sets it apart.  The property is situated beside the stunningly beautiful Lake Ullswater and nestles in twelve acres of private gardens and woodland, surrounded by magnificent fells.

Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel

Where to Stay: Sonata Guest House

Shop, eat, drink and relax in Kendal without having to drive!  It’s a 5 minute walk to town from this clean and comfortable Kendal bed and breakfast with surprisingly low prices.

If you are looking for Kendal Bed and Breakfast accommodation or hotels near Kendal town, the Sonata Guest House offers a great location, good breakfast and comfortable beds for a great night’s sleep.

Sonata Guest House

Where to Stay: Sykes Cottages

Sykes Cottages offer a huge range of self catering holiday cottages all across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. With 25 years' experience in the holiday cottage industry and over 3,000 personally inspected cottages to choose from, your perfect cottage holiday starts here.

Sykes Cottages

Where to Stay: Temple Sowerby House, Hotel & Restaurant

Comfort, hospitality and exceptional food are the hallmarks of Temple Sowerby House, one of the finest Hotel & Restaurants in the Eden Valley, Cumbria - an area of outstanding natural beauty between the Lake District and the Pennines.

Temple Sowerby House, Hotel & Restaurant

Where to Stay: Tewitfield Marina

Tewitfield Marina is a purpose built hamlet with its own luxury holiday accommodation complex.  Situated in Carnforth on the Lancashire and Cumbria border alongside Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster Canal we provide our guests with the perfect place to stay with easy access to some of Britain’s best loved countryside, with both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales being less than half an hours drive away.  Also close by is the historic city of Lancaster with its castles, museums and parks to visit and the seaside town of Morecambe, famous for its breathtaking sunsets across the bay and over the Lakeland Fells, as well as the beautiful villages of Arnside and Silverdale within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Tewitfield Marina

Where to Stay: The Badger Sett

A luxury Lake District holiday cottage situated in a secluded valley on the edge of the Northern Fells.

The Badger Sett

Where to Stay: The Brackenrigg Inn

Set amidst stunning Lake District scenery ~ overlooking Ullswater
Enjoy great-value food, drink, accommodation ... and
" a breathtakingly beautiful position with sweeping views over Ullswater & Helvellyn "

The Brackenrigg Inn

Where to Stay: The Fat Lamb. Country Inn, Restaurant & Nature Reserve

The Fat Lamb Country Inn lies on the crossroads of Ravenstonedale, Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen, offering high quality bed and breakfast accommodation and good food midway between the Lakes and Dales.

The Fat Lamb. Country Inn, Restaurant & Nature Reserve

Where to Stay: The Ginney - Country Guest House

Set in a tranquil village, with rural views to Penrith and medieval Hutton in the Forest,yet only minutes away from Ullswater, Keswick, Carlisle and Hadrians Wall.

The Ginney - Country Guest House

Where to Stay: The Lakeland Cottage Company

The Lakeland Cottage Company

With a fine collection of hand picked holiday cottages, many having prestigious Visit England Gold and Five Star awards, we are sure we will have the perfect place for you.

We hope to see you soon...

The Lakeland Cottage Company

Where to Stay: Triporia

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Where to Stay: Tufton Arms Hotel, Appleby

The Tufton Arms Hotel is a small, intimate, luxury hotel in Cumbria, situated in the centre of the charming medieval town of Appleby-in-Westmorland. Appleby is rightly regarded as the jewel of north west towns with its wide elegant main street Boroughgate, ancient church and grand castle all looped by the River Eden. The town is set in the heart of the tranquil, unspoilt and beautiful Eden Valley, near to Penrith which borders the Lake District.

Tufton Arms Hotel, Appleby

Where to Stay: Ullswater Caravan Camping and Marine Park

A friendly welcome, practical family facilities and a range of accommodation to suit all needs. Our family has been here since 1958 and our park has plenty of space combining a sheltered position beneath Cumbrian fells with excellent access to the nearby shores and waters of Ullswater.

Ullswater Caravan Camping and Marine Park

Where to Stay: Ullswater Guest House

David and Angela would like to welcome you to Ullswater House which is a comfortable bed and breakfast guest house in Pooley Bridge - a lovely Lakeland village on Ullswater.
We're conveniently located in the centre of the village with easy access to the lake, Ullswater Steamers, local shops and three good village pubs.

Ullswater Guest House

Where to Stay: Ullswater Holiday Cottages

Ullswater Holiday Cottages are located in the heart of the Lake District National Park. The area offers simply stunning views, some of the best fell walking in Lakeland, and of course England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. So if you’re looking for an active holiday to explore the hills on foot, on a mountain bike, looking for sailing, kayaking or rowing on the lake, or simply want to relax, unwind and soak up the beauty and tranquility of the Lakes, then our cottages offer the perfect self-catering destination.

Ullswater Holiday Cottages

Where to Stay: Waterfoot Park. Overlooking Ullswater

Waterfoot Park, is located in one of the most beautiful locations within the Lake District National Park. Nestled in the grounds of a Georgian mansion overlooking Ullswater, the Park is an idyllic location for touring vans, motor-homes and privately owned holiday homes.

Waterfoot Park. Overlooking Ullswater

Where to Stay: Waterhead Hotel

Boutique Lake District hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere, close to Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District.

Waterhead Hotel

Where to Stay: Waternook on Ullswater

Exclusive Lakeside accommodation and experiences. 

Two Outstanding 17th Century Lakeview Properties

That can be booked individually or as one giving total exclusivity to Waternook's secure and private 26 acre lake fronting estate

Waternook on Ullswater

Where to Stay: Westmorland Caravan Park

Set in a peaceful location, with fantastic views of the Cumbrian fells and within walking distance of Tebay Services and the award winning Farm Shop, the Westmorland Caravan Park is an ideal place to break your journey to and from Scotland or to use as a touring base for the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland.

Westmorland Caravan Park

Where to Stay: Westmorland Hotel

The Westmorland Hotel is located midway between Penrith and Kendal on the edge of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by dramatic Cumbrian fells. This tranquil setting is also surprisingly convenient, as its only minutes from the M6 motorway.

Westmorland Hotel
Woodclose Park. Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

Where to Eat: The Crown Inn - Pooley Bridge

The Crown Inn is situated on the banks of the River Eamont in the village of Pooley Bridge. It is adjacent to the north end of Ullswater and is about 5 miles west of Penrith. We’re a friendly, family run pub and are open all day – every day. We serve good beers and good home cooked food.

The Crown Inn - Pooley Bridge

Where to Eat: The Horse and Farrier

The Horse and Farrier is an 18th Century Inn situated in the idyllic Lake District village of Dacre between the ever-popular tourist destination of Pooley Bridge, the Ullswater ‘Steamers’, and Troutbeck.

The Horse and Farrier

Where to Eat: The Plough Inn at Lupton

A perfectly placed pub to explore the Lake District, Kirkby Lonsdale and the Yorkshire Dales.

In these days of gastro pubs and boutique guest houses we remain, above all else an inn and as centuries of tradition dictate, our priority is to offer a warm welcome and a restorative stay. A hugely important part of this is top quality food.

The Plough Inn at Lupton

Transport & Local Information: Eden Rivers Trust

The Eden Rivers Trust is the only charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of the River Eden, its tributaries and its surrounding countryside.  It was set up in 1996 and has carried out more than 200 projects to improve the condition of the river for its wildlife and for people to enjoy.

Eden Rivers Trust

Transport & Local Information: Go Lakes

The official website of Cumbria Tourism.  Cumbria and the Lake District is a perfect holiday destination.  With a wide choice of accommodation and places to visit from Lake District hotels to cosy Cumbrian cottages .  You will be sure to find a holiday to suit all your needs and tastes. Why not enjoy a short break this spring time.


Go Lakes

Transport & Local Information: Green Tourism Business Scheme

Sustainability and green issues are now very much mainstream, with governments, businesses and individuals all involved.  Tourism, as one of the main economic drivers in the UK, has its part to play.  That is where the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) comes in.

Green Tourism Business Scheme

Transport & Local Information: Lake District Onboard

The Lake District and Cumbria are home to some of the best scenery and visitor attractions in the country. This website describes all the best attractions within the area and how to reach them via bus, train and boat services.

Lake District Onboard

Transport & Local Information: Lake District Shopping

Lake District Shopping

Transport & Local Information: Love to Escape

Welcome to, the definitive and easiest site to find the holiday accommodation and attractions you want.

Love to Escape

Transport & Local Information: Patterdale

Everything you need on one site - All Local information


Transport & Local Information: Patterdale Village Store

Our village store and post office is in Patterdale in the beautiful Lake District National Park in Cumbria. We are close to Ullswater and Helvellyn and offer a wide range of food, drinks and gifts.

Patterdale Village Store

Transport & Local Information: Penrith Red Squirrel Group

Founded in 1994 by local people concerned that they would lose their red squirrels if something was not done about grey squirrels encroaching on the area and becoming established as they had in the rest of England.We will continue to promote the view that red squirrel conservation is predominantly about grey squirrel control until an alternative strategy is developed.

Penrith Red Squirrel Group

Transport & Local Information: Stayin The Lake District

Online accommodation and tourist guide for the Lake District. 

Stayin The Lake District

Transport & Local Information: The RSPB

Saving threatened birds and wildlife across the UK and overseas. With your support, we are creating a world richer in nature.


Transport & Local Information: Ullswater Association

Ullswater Association

Transport & Local Information: Visit Cumbria

Visit Cumbria is renowned as the Encyclopaedia for Cumbria and the Lake District.

Visit Cumbria

Transport & Local Information: Visit Eden

The gateway to everything you need to know about this beautiful corner of Cumbria, The Lake District.

Visit Eden

Private Charter Partners: Celebration Cakes by Jackie

Bespoke traditional or contemporary designs, created with attention to detail are made from the finest ingredients. Hand crafted sugar flowers and decorations can be colour coordinated to complement and enhance the theme of your wedding to create a stunning centrepiece for your special day.

Celebration Cakes by Jackie

Private Charter Partners: Cumbria Classic Coaches

Cumbria Classic Coaches is a small friendly family run business specialising in running classic vintage half-cab buses and coaches.  Along with their heritage routes the buses and cars are available for private hire for anything from Wedding hire to television and film props, birthday pub crawls to anniversary coach transport.

Cumbria Classic Coaches

Private Charter Partners: Derwent Photography

Natural, relaxed beautiful wedding photography in the Lake District & Cumbria

Derwent Photography

Private Charter Partners: The Mallow Maid Wedding Favours


Hi, I'm Sarah Kay - The Mallow Maid. I hand make scrumptious marshmallows in small batches in our cosy cottage kitchen deep in the heart of the Lake District.

Delight your wedding guests with our taste-tingling marshmallow bags and pops, packages to match your theme.

The Mallow Maid Wedding Favours