Lake District Tourist Information

Ullswater

Ullswater

Last updated: 28th Sep 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

Countryside cottage in the heart of the Lake District. 4 bedrooms, well equipped kitchen. Walking trails and cycle paths close by. Ample on-site parking. Pet friendly. FREE wi-fi
  • Sleeps 6
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Cosy suite in Coniston available as a one bed apartment or in conjunction with adjoining properties. WiFi, parking and pet friendly. Ideal for couples. Sleeps 2-4.
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Detached holiday cottage in Coniston with views towards the Northern Fells, enclosed gardens to the front and rear, WiFi and private hot tub. Private parking for 2 cars. Sleeps 2-4
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Luxurious B&B in Ulverston, Cumbria. Set within seven acres, five minute walk from the town centre. Ideal for exploring the Lake District & the Cumbrian coast
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Two luxury holiday cottages near Braithwaite and perfect for the Catbells walk. They're full of character features boasting open plan living areas, patios & parking - Each sleeps 4
  • Sleeps 4
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Luxury 4 star Gold Award self catering accommodation near Ambleside, Grasmere & Windermere. Use of indoor pool and games room. Free wifi, family amenities. Sleeps 4.
  • Sleeps 4
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Romantic 'upside-down' cottage in Keswick with one double bedroom, high beamed ceilings, parking & modern kitchen. Short breaks welcome. Pet friendly. Sleeps 2.
  • Sleeps 2
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Bowness on Windermere
Welcoming Bowness B&B close to Lake Windermere & village. Comfortable, clean en-suite rooms, hearty breakfast, Wi-Fi, carpark, leisure facilities, great value!
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Ambleside
Charming bed and breakfast accommodation in a convenient central Ambleside location - recently voted the most stunning town to live in the UK. Free WIFI and parking available.
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Beautiful 17th Century Lakeland cottage retaining a wealth of period features set in an acre of garden & woodland. 3 bedrooms, wood burner stoves, parking. Sleeps 6.
  • Sleeps 6
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