Lake District Tourist Information

Ullswater

Ullswater

Last updated: 28th Nov 2014

Beloved by the romantic poets, the Lake District is Wordsworth Country, with other literary notables linked to the area including John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Beatrix Potter and legendary fell walker Alfred Wainwright. The great 20th Century artist Kurt Schwitters also spent time here, creating his famous Merzbarn around Ambleside.

Stay in Lake District B&Bs with fell walks from your door or luxury lakeside hotels with spa leisure facilities and in-house restaurants. From B&Bs and holiday cottages to traditional inns with rooms and budget caravan and camping parks, the Lake District offers a fantastic choice of accommodation at great value prices.

Base yourself in a Georgian port on the Cumbria Coast or stay in charming specialist shopping hotspots like Cartmel, Kendal and Ambleside. Historic border city Carlisle with its spectacular castle and cathedral makes a great gateway base on to World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall, a section of which is within Cumbria.

Take a boat trip on one of the Lake District’s famous lakes and soak up the dazzling landscapes, acclaimed arts centres and an exceptional festival programme and book Lake District accommodation now.

Accommodation in the Lake District

Detached country house hotel in the pretty village of Portinscale, just a mile from Keswick. Mostly en-suite guest rooms, 4 course evening meals and licensed.
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17th Century Hawkshead inn hotel with restaurant and bar perfect for touring Beatrix Potter Country. AA 4 Star restaurant, 13 en-suites, parking, fishing permits and free WiFi.
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Romantic Bed & Breakfast in Windermere with a beautiful range of four poster & feature double guest rooms available. Extensive breakfast menu. Close to lake cruises and walks.
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Three bed cottage in the Western Lakes ideal for Eskdale and Wasdale with a patio and stunning rural views. Large lounge/ diner. Walking distance from Muncaster Castle. Sleeps 6.
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A pet-friendly B&B in Ambleside offering excellent bed and breakfast accommodation with a choice of 3 bedrooms. Dogs and children welcome. Breakfast served in-room. Ample parking.
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Braithwaite
Victorian country house hotel and Georgian Inn, peaceful hillside position, superb views, close to Keswick, Lake District. Onsite bars and restaurant. Pets welcome. Free Wi-Fi.
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North Lakes
Charming self-catering cottage in Motherby, with beautiful rural surroundings and excellent facilities for stays at any time of the year. Pet-friendly. Table tennis. Sleeps 6.
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Exquisite cottage a short walk from Coniston village and the lake with free sailing club membership, WiFi and games room with Wii and Playstation. Stunning garden. Sleeps 2-6.
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Holiday park in Bouth near Ulverston, including a selection of luxury static caravans. On-site shop & leisure facilities. Parking. Sleeps 6. Please call direct for best rates!
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Luxury hotel near Windermere, perfect for weddings. Beautiful scenery, ideal for photography. Stunning interiors, full of charm and character. Superbly furnished.
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