Lake District Tourist Information



Last updated: 28th Sep 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

Situated on the edge of picturesque Grasmere village, and nestling in two acres of riverside gardens surrounded by majestic fells, Rothay Garden is a perfect choice for a relaxi...
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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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Luxury 400 year old Lakeland Inn near Elterwater, non-smoking, all en-suite rooms, superb dining. Pets, dogs & children welcome. Offers bed & breakfast service.
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Coniston & Broughton
Superb self catering cottages and apartments in the heart of the Lake District, set amidst the beautiful lake and mountain scenery of Coniston and Broughton.
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Delightful pet friendly cottage in Keswick centre, double fronted with enclosed patio, on-street parking adjacent & just minutes from Derwentwater. Bike storage on-site. Sleeps 6.
  • Sleeps 6
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Keswick B&B near Castlerigg with doubles, twins, triples & family rooms sleeping 3-5. Free parking opposite. Delicious breakfasts and dogs welcome. Wifi and Latrigg views.
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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.
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Four star Silver award family run bed and breakfast in a fine Victorian residence in the heart of Ambleside, just 2 minutes walk from the shops, pubs and cafes.
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Bowness on Windermere
Beautiful Victorian guest house in Bowness. 10 minutes from Lake Windermere, shops and restaurants. 8 individually decorated en-suite rooms. Wi-fi and parking. Breakfast included.
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A cosy, traditional stone-built self catering holiday cottage in Bothel village near Bassenthwaite. 2 bedrooms, additional sofa bed, fully enclosed garden & well equipped kitchen.
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