Lake District Tourist Information



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

Luxurious 5 Star apartment in Kirkoswald near Penrith perfect for romantic breaks & close to Hadrian's wall with a spa bath, beautiful double bedroom, parking & WIFI.
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Bowness on Windermere
Beautiful Victorian hotel in Bowness on Windermere. Ideal for relaxing or romantic holidays to the Lake District, with a high quality restaurant & onsite leisure facilities.
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Welcoming guest house in the Lake District with individually decorated rooms. Freshly cooked breakfast. Packed lunch available. Easy access to Bowness and the Lake. Free Wi-Fi.
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Four star/Gold Award Lakeland cottage in Troutbeck. Only a few minutes from the shores of Lake Windermere. Wi-Fi. Off-road parking. Pet friendly. Patio garden with stunning views.
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Fabulous boutique guest house with two AA rosette restaurant in central Windermere. Stylish, luxury rooms at prudent prices. Wi-Fi access, equipment storage, drying room, parking.
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Luxury cottage with hot tub in Coniston close to Church Beck Bridge with parking, WiFi, cosy log fire and pets welcome. Stunning interior and ensuite bedrooms. Sleeps 2-6.
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Great Langdale campsite at the foot of the Langdale Pikes. Luxury glamping pods, pitches and camper van spaces. Onsite shop, laundry and showers. Pet friendly with parking.
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Well appointed Braithwaite cottage with lawn garden & wonderful fell views. Newly fitted kitchen with dishwasher & drying area. 3 bedrooms, parking. Pet friendly. Sleeps 5.
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4* Windermere guesthouse with striking views just 15 minutes from the Lake. En-suite luxury rooms, parking and Wi-Fi. Breakfasts daily. Central to the Lake District National Park.
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Traditional Lakeland cottage in Elterwater with views of the Fells. Comfortable accommodation for 4. One parking space. Pets welcome by arrangement. Personal meet & greet service.
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