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

Near Ambleside
Clappersgate Grade II listed building offering warm and cosy self catering accommodation in the Lake District. Only a short walk to Ambleside. Wi-Fi available. Sleeps 6
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Award-winning luxury boutique guest house in Windermere with free use of local spa leisure club, five stunning bedrooms, free WiFi, off street parking and locally sourced food.
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Near Bassenthwaite
18th century cottage in Bothel village near Bassenthwaite with a fully fenced large garden, period features, cosy coal fire and pets welcome. Yards from the local inn. 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.
  • Sleeps 8
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Elegant 4* silver awarded guest house in Ambleside, providing a relaxed atmosphere in a lake-land setting. Excellent breakfast menu, free WiFi & free parking for nearby villages.
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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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Attractive 4 Star Silver Award Guest House in Keswick in a quiet location, ideally located for all of Keswick's amenities with Private Parking and Free WiFi. A warm welcome awaits.
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Newly refurbished 3 bedroom cottage in the Newlands Valley with farmhouse kitchen, wood burner stove & lounge overlooking the Catbells. Two dogs welcome. Sleeps 6.
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Traditional stone built Lakeland cottage at Elterwater furnished in contemporary style. 3 bedrooms, conservatory, fully fitted kitchen & games room. Pet friendly.
  • Sleeps 5
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Luxury 4* Hotel in the heart of Bowness with its beautiful lake, restaurants & shops. Lake Views & 4 Poster beds. Midweek breaks in the Lake District. Ask about 1/2 price rooms!
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