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

Boutique Windermere guest house with en-suite rooms near the lake and Bowness. 5 star accommodation with free parking, Wi-Fi, a bar and luxury guest lounge. Spa passes included.
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Two static caravans for rent set in stunning location next to trout fishing ponds in Lorton, a secluded part of the Lake District. Close to C2c cycle route.
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Award winning country house hotel in the Lake District set close to Keswick. Superb facilities including an AA Rosette restaurant, bistro & conservatory. 9 ensuite guest rooms.
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4 star self-catering cottage in Colton, near Ulverston. Fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area. Ideal for a couple. Miles of nearby routes for walkers. Free Wi-Fi and parking.
  • Sleeps 2
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Cosy suite in Coniston available as a one bed apartment or in conjunction with adjoining properties. WiFi, parking and pet friendly. Ideal for couples. Sleeps 2-4.
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Splendid Victorian country house hotel in Ingleton offering B&B and dinner, B&B accommodation. Ideally located for walkers and sightseers, residents lounge and bar.
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Luxurious holiday cottages in Kirkby Lonsdale. Accommodation with panoramic Lune Valley views and an on-site swimming pool, fitness suite and spa. Sleeps 2-4.
  • Sleeps 4
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Beautiful group-friendly holiday cottage on a sixty acre working farm, offering spacious, elegant accommodation with free parking and Wi-Fi. Fabulous lake views. Sleeps 16.
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Bowness on Windermere
Lakeland stone guest house in Bowness on Windermere, just a 10 minute walk from boat trips and shops/ restaurants. Family rooms, WiFi and Parking. Packed lunches on request.
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Lake Windermere
20 luxury self catering holiday cottages on a country estate by the shores of Lake Windermere. Onsite indoor heated swimming pool, fitness suite & fly fishing. Sleeps 2-10
  • Sleeps 10
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