Lake District Tourist Information

Ullswater

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

17th century self-catering cottage near Keswick, with views straight on to Blencathra. Walking, climbing, horse riding & activities nearby. Parking. Family and dog-friendly.
  • Sleeps 4
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Boutique B&B close to the shores of Lake Windermere. Pet friendly. Walkers and cyclists welcome. Free Wi-Fi. Bespoke packages available. Breakfast and 3 course dinner served.
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Well appointed 2 bedroom Hawkshead cottage set just metres from the edge of Lake Windermere. Use of a jetty, scenic walks nearby. Garden, parking, multi-fuel stove. Pet friendly.
  • Sleeps 5
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Family-run guest house in Windermere, offering large en-suite four poster rooms, family, twin and double rooms. Off road parking available, with delicious breakfasts served.
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Two charming one bedroom holiday apartments near Penrith with shared grounds, designated parking & well equipped kitchens. Short breaks welcome. One dog friendly.
  • Sleeps 2
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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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Keswick self-catering holiday cottage providing family and group accommodation including WiFi, parking and an enclosed patio. Various nearby attractions. Sleeps 11.
  • Sleeps 11
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Luxury holiday homes in Kirkby Lonsdale with panoramic Lune Valley views and an on-site swimming pool, fitness suite and spa. Book individually or together. Sleep 2 & 4.
  • Sleeps 4
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Bijou luxury apartment in Ambleside centre, the perfect romantic retreat with spa bath & cosy woodburning stove. Allocated parking for 1 car and balcony with fell views. Sleeps 2.
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Cartmel
Green Tourism Silver Award hayloft conversion within a Grade II Listed farmhouse just 30 minutes' walk from Cartmel. The perfect romantic retreat with spectacular views. Sleeps 2.
  • Sleeps 2
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