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

Recently refurbished Penrith Guest House Accommodation set just a short walk from the town centre. 9 en-suite guest rooms, parking and Cumbrian breakfasts. Cyclists welcome.
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Charming B&B guest house accommodation in a peaceful location in Winderemere. High quality rooms and service. Close to shops and attractions. Private parking. Free Wi-Fi access.
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Delightful pet friendly cottage in Keswick centre, double fronted with enclosed patio, on-street parking adjacent & just minutes from Derwentwater. Bike storage on-site. Sleeps 6.
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Graythwaite
Charming cottage within the grounds of Graythwaite Hall, for family holidays by Lake Windermere. On-site pool, gym and games room. Wedding reception venue. Sleeps 6.
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Coniston self-catering holiday cottages. Lakeside accommodation in beautiful surroundings, with open fires and all the essentials for a holiday or short break. Free Wi-Fi & parking
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A cosy, traditional stone-built self catering holiday cottage in Bothel village near Bassenthwaite. 2 bedrooms, additional sofa bed, fully enclosed garden & well equipped kitchen.
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Appleby in Westmorland
Green Tourism Silver Award cottages near Appleby perfect for short breaks/ holidays in the Lakes, Dales & Pennines. Play area, parking and group catering service. Sleep 2-6.
  • Sleeps 6
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Bowness on Windermere
Beautiful Victorian hotel in Bowness on Windermere. Ideal for relaxing or romantic holidays to the Lake District, with a high quality restaurant & onsite leisure facilities.
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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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Luxurious hotel in Windermere with beautiful boutique en-suites, acclaimed 40 cover restaurant, bar and floodlit secure parking. Adults only. Free Wi-Fi. Ideal for a romantic break
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