Lake District Tourist Information

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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

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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Bowness on Windermere
Idyllic Lakeland stone cottage providing 4 star bed & breakfast in Bowness on Windermere. Surrounded by a beautiful garden with waterfall & great breakfasts served. Couples welcome
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Ings Nr Windermere
Four star rated Ings inn, with a microbrewery on site, comfortable en-suite guest rooms and hearty Cumbrian food served in the pub restaurant. Pets & families are welcome to stay.
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Beautifully presented Lake District farmhouse near Cockermouth with 2 bedrooms, wonderful views, garden, modern kitchen & parking. Last minute short breaks welcome. Pet friendly.
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Luxury four star hotel with leisure and spa facilities. Wedding packages. Conference suites. Award-winning restaurant. 38 en-suite rooms include family rooms and a four poster.
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Beautiful converted Victorian guest house in Keswick, rated 4 stars by Enjoy England. Dog friendly & with WIFI and nearby walking routes. Home made breakfast served each morning.
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Charming South Lakes Cottage near Barrow in Furness just 15 miles from Lake Windermere with 2 bedrooms, large garden and ample parking. Shops & pubs just 1 mile away. Sleeps 4.
  • Sleeps 4
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Quaint, great value B&B hostel just a 4 minute walk from Ambleside centre with self-service breakfast, free WiFi and a choice of rooms for singles, doubles, families and groups.
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Charming, traditional self-catering stone cottage in Bowness on Windermere ideal for walking and touring. 15 minute walk from Bowness town centre, 2 deluxe bedrooms. Sleeps 4
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Four attractive Lakeland cottages near Keswick with stunning views. Ideal for couples, families and groups with private gardens, open plan living space, Wi-Fi and parking.
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