Lake District Tourist Information

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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

Central Lakes
Pretty end terrace cottage in Chapel Stile village near Grasmere and Ambleside with WiFi, a sunny south facing garden, parking and two bedrooms. Pets welcome. Sleeps 4
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Nr Braithwaite
Luxury Newlands Valley holiday barn conversion near Keswick perfect for group activity holidays in the North Lakes. Pets welcome, stunning interior with woodburner. Sleeps 16.
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Stunning inn accommodation in Hawkshead, with pub meals served. Family and pet friendly, with off road parking and luxurious en suite bedrooms. Near attractions & walking routes.
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Boutique guest house in Ambleside just a short stroll from the town centre and 10 minutes' from Lake Windermere. Family rooms, parking and hearty Cumbrian breakfast.
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Beautiful barn conversion in Troutbeck near Keswick with Blencathra backdrop. Sleeps 4 - with two B&B rooms available separately or together. Continental breakfasts.
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A Visit England 4* Lake District B&B with stunning views, located in the pretty village of Troutbeck, yet only 3 miles from Windermere & Ambleside
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Kendal B&B providing high quality accommodation in the Lake District, with freshly cooked breakfasts and great facilities for families, walkers, cyclists, couples and individuals.
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Quality holiday apartments in Grasmere, with idyllic locations and beautiful views. Perfect bases for exploring the Lakes. On-site parking. Families welcome. Sleeps 4.
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Beautiful 200 year old cottage in Grasmere, just a 5 minute stroll from the centre. Ideal for Wordsworth Country with exposed beams, patio, parking & views. 1 dog welcome. Sleeps 4
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Cockermouth
One of 3 luxury self catering holiday cottages on a working farm near Cockermouth. Ideal for romantic getaways, family breaks or walking holidays. Parking, Wi-Fi, games room
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