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

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.
Show on Mapmap pin
TripAdvisor traveller rating from 771 reviews Rating from 771 reviews
Stylish and family run Windermere guest house with 5 ensuite guest rooms, free wifi service & parking. Locally sourced breakfast served, complimentary pass for nearby leisure club.
Show on Mapmap pin
TripAdvisor traveller rating from 265 reviews Rating from 265 reviews
Stunning boutique guest house in Cockermouth, just a short walk from Wordsworth's birthplace home, restaurants and inns. Two luxury en-suites, WiFi and outstanding breakfasts.
Show on Mapmap pin
TripAdvisor traveller rating from 27 reviews Rating from 27 reviews
Well appointed range of 3 holiday cottages in Cumbria set in 3 acres of gardens close to Broughton in Furness & Coniston. 1 & 2 bedroom cottages, great walks close by. Pet friendly
Show on Mapmap pin
Six self catering holiday cottages near Cockermouth in Cumbria, superb views of Bassenthwaite Lake, ample parking, sleeping two to six people. Disabled friendly.
Show on Mapmap pin
Grange over Sands
Friendly, family run guest house offering B&B accommodation in a beautiful part of Grange-over-Sands, with seven rooms including ground floor en-suites. Bar. Parking. Pets welcome.
Show on Mapmap pin
TripAdvisor traveller rating from 17 reviews Rating from 17 reviews
Family friendly bed & breakfast accommodation in Windermere Village. Short walk to stunning Lake Windermere. Double and family rooms. No smoking.
Show on Mapmap pin
TripAdvisor traveller rating from 11 reviews Rating from 11 reviews
Four star Lindale B&B near Grange over Sands in Cumbria, comfortable en-suite rooms and tasty Cumbrian breakfasts. With parking & cycle storage. Tea and cakes await your arrival!
Show on Mapmap pin
TripAdvisor traveller rating from 77 reviews Rating from 77 reviews
Elegant B&B hotel in Pooley Bridge, Penrith. Accommodation available for comfortable and restful holidays and short breaks, with four-poster rooms available. Stunning gardens.
Show on Mapmap pin
TripAdvisor traveller rating from 63 reviews Rating from 63 reviews
Torver & Woodland Valley
Quaint traditional farmyard cottage in the Torver and Woodland Valleys near Coniston with WiFi, 3 bedrooms and 1 shower room. Cot and highchair available. Pub 2 miles.
  • Sleeps 6
Show on Mapmap pin
TripAdvisor traveller rating from 152 reviews Rating from 152 reviews