Lake District Tourist Information

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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

Award-winning B&B in Grasmere, providing luxury accommodation in rooms and suites. Delicious locally sourced breakfasts. Great views. Dogs welcome. Parking on site.
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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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Unique self catering holiday accommodation in a Grade II listed former Hayloft in Cumrew, Cumbria. Sleeps 4 +2 in annexe. Children & 1 dog welcome. Tennis court. Free Wi-Fi.
  • Sleeps 4
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Ambleside
Attractive central Ambleside guesthouse close to village centre and shores of Lake Windermere. En-suite room only accommodation with fell views. Free street parking and Wi-Fi.
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Five star holiday cottage in Gilsland. Provides stunning views of the Lake District, Scotland and Hadrian's Wall. Sleeps eight across four bedrooms. Walkers and cyclists welcome.
  • Sleeps 8
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Central Lakes
Attractive former chapel in Coniston with arched windows, lovely lake views, garage parking for 2 cars & modern kitchen. Short breaks welcome. Dog friendly.
  • Sleeps 6
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Charming Keswick guest house near Castlerigg Stone Circle with WiFi, en-suite rooms and private parking. Extensive gardens and breakfast included. Perfect for walking enthusiasts.
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Crosby Garrett
Crosby Garrett holiday flat for a couple. Suitable for walkers, cyclists and quiet breaks, including romantic getaways. Pets welcome. Free WiFi. Parking available. Sleeps 2.
  • Sleeps 2
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Central Lakes
Large terraced holiday cottage near Coniston with attractive lawn garden, parking, well equipped kitchen & 2 bath/ shower rooms. Travel cot & high chair. Pet friendly.
  • Sleeps 6
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Central Lakes
Delightful 150 year old cottage in Coniston with original features, two bedrooms, front seating area, parking & log fire. Short breaks welcome. Dog friendly at extra charge.
  • Sleeps 4
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