Lake District Tourist Information

Ullswater

Ullswater

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

Beautiful farmhouse B&B within 23 acres just a short drive from Carlisle and Caldbeck. Ideal for business, leisure & families. WiFi, parking and bike storage. Pets welcome
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Grange over Sands
Three luxury holiday apartments in Grange over Sands offering beautiful sea-views, 1 or 2 bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen & period features. Optional breakfast hampers. Sleep 2-4.
  • Sleeps 4
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Award-winning guest house in Kendal centre with free WiFi and parking permits included, stylish en-suite rooms, delicious locally sourced breakfasts, bike storage & packed lunches.
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Traditional Lake District inn with a mix of contemporary and classic features. Pet and child friendly. Free Wi-Fi and parking. 14 en-suite rooms. Food served until 9pm. Local ales.
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Luxury barn conversion cottage near Grasmere. Wi-Fi, garden, parking & private patio. Pets welcome. Can be booked with adjoining cottage for large groups. Pub nearby. Sleeps 4.
  • Sleeps 4
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Bassenthwaite
Attractive 2 bedroom Bassenthwaite holiday cottage with garden, laundry facilities, bathroom with shower, Wi-Fi & short breaks off peak. Dog friendly by arrangement.
  • Sleeps 3
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Exceptional Coniston holiday cottages, set in and around the village. Family friendly, self catering, pets welcome and with incredible views available from many. Sleep 2-30.
  • Sleeps 30
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Manesty holiday cottages by Derwentwater. Accommodation for couples, groups and families, On-site hot tub. Exceptional Lakeland views. Parking. W-Fi. Sorry no pets. Sleeps up to 8.
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4 star rated B&B accommodation in Bowness on Windermere. Some lake view and 4 poster rooms, cosy bar, comfortable lounge, free on site parking. Ask us about our half price rooms!
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Ideally located near Hawkshead, in the heart of the Lake District. Four poster en suite rooms available. 5 minute walk from the Grizedale Go Ape and visitor centre.
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