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

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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Delightful two bedroom Coniston holiday cottage with beautiful lake views, conservatory, log fire, Wi-Fi service & laundry facilities. Short breaks welcome. No pets.
  • Sleeps 6
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Central Lakes
Oak Cottage is a charming property located in the middle of Chapel Stile. There are fantastic views from the cottage towards Lingmore Fell and many walks to be enjoyed if you wa...
  • Sleeps 6
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Stylish Thornthwaite holiday apartment set in a former 17th Century coaching inn close to Bassenthwaite Lake. Great walks & cycle rides right from the door. Sleeps 6.
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Stunning large farmhouse on the lower slopes of Silver Howe overlooking Grasmere lake and the fells, 1 mile from the village. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, woodburner and pet friendly.
  • Sleeps 11
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Four star bed and breakfast with en-suite rooms superbly located just five minutes walk from the centre of Keswick in the heart of the English Lake District
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Spectacular period property in Torver village near Coniston with extensive terrace, open fire and family facilities. Just a 5 minute walk from inns and shops. Parking for 3 cars.
  • Sleeps 8
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Beautiful Lake District guesthouse set in 60 acres of countryside with its own lake frontage and jetty. Luxurious rooms, excellent food and breathtaking views. Free Wi-Fi
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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!
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Central Lakes
Bottom Shop is a cosy traditional cottage in the heart of Elterwater. It sleeps up to 3 people and was originally a Joiners workshop. Ideally suited for walkers it has space for...
  • Sleeps 3
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