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

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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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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One of a small row of traditional Lakeland cottages in Elterwater with fell views. Parking permit provided. Pet friendly by arrangement. Personal meet & greet service. Sleeps 3.
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Stunning 3 bedroom holiday lodge at White Cross Bay near Lake Windermere with indoor pool, sauna, gym and play area. Pet friendly with luxury living space and deck. 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.
  • Sleeps 6
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Delightful 19th century Coniston holiday cottage with log burner stove, two bedrooms, parking for two cars & enclosed garden. Short breaks welcome. No pets.
  • Sleeps 4
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Luxury holiday lodge at Limefitt Park with private hot tub, just 3 miles north of Windermere in the Troutbeck Valley. Onsite inn & play area. Accessible with ramp access. Sleeps 4
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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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Family friendly holiday caravan close to Bassenthwaite Lake with two bedroom, small deck, parking, bathroom with shower & digital TV. Short breaks off peak. No pets.
  • Sleeps 4
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Bowness on Windermere
Beautiful Victorian guest house in Bowness. 10 minutes from Lake Windermere, shops and restaurants. 8 individually decorated en-suite rooms. Wi-fi and parking. Breakfast included.
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