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

Nr Ambleside
Fantastic 'upside down' property with plenty to do nearby. Village store and supermarkets within easy reach. Fully equipped throughout. Open fire. WiFi. Car Parking. Sleeps 4
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Kirkby Lonsdale
Kirkby Lonsdale self catering cottage. Warm and welcoming accommodation. Excellent facilities inc WiFi on honesty box basis and parking. Super king option in twin room! Sleeps 5
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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.
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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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North Lakes
Charming self-catering cottage in Motherby, with beautiful rural surroundings and excellent facilities for stays at any time of the year. Pet-friendly. Table tennis. Sleeps 6.
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Lovely Grade II listed 4 Star Gold Award 18th Century holiday cottage in Dean,on the edge of the Northern Lake District close to Keswick Complimentary wine & chocolates. Sleeps 4
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Windermere guest house with 13 spacious en-suite rooms, large gardens and two guest lounge areas. Ample on-site parking. Residents licence. Wi-Fi access. No children under 12.
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Charming 16th century B&B accommodation in Bardsea. Original features blend with tasteful decor in the spacious en-suite bedrooms. Enclosed courtyard. Free Wi-fi and parking
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Friendly and welcoming Keswick B&B providing award-winning accommodation in the Lake District. Peaceful and relaxing, with WiFi and a wide choice of fantastic breakfasts.
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Ings Nr Windermere
Four star rated Ings inn, with a microbrewery on site, comfortable en-suite guest rooms and hearty Cumbrian food served in the pub restaurant. Pets & families are welcome to stay.
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