Welcome to our guide on must visit Lake District Attractions where we’ll be guiding you through our top favourite attractions in and around The Lake District. From famous landmarks including Lake Windermere and hotspots like The Falls Spa, you’re sure to find something for you. Let’s get started.
First up on our list of Lake District Attractions is Lake Windermere, a gorgeous lake located in the heart of The Lake District. This lake is in fact the largest lake in England, a large area of natural beauty for visitors as well as locals to enjoy. At Lake Windermere, you can explore the lake by boat services that run all throughout the day, guiding you through the stunning lakes to and from Bowness, Ambleside or the Lakeside. On the boat tour, you will discover the history of the lakes from the captain’s audio as well as fantastic scenery, wooded islands and boat houses. Furthermore, if getting on a boat isn’t for you, grab a hot drink and a bite to eat in the many cafes and restaurants and take a stroll around the gorgeous lakeside. A superb day out in The Lake District.
Next on our list of Lake District Attractions we have Catbells, a hotspot location to enjoy a hike or walk up the stunning mountain whilst capturing spectacular views of fells and Derwentwater Lake. This mountain walk is great if you’re new to mountain climbing and want to endure a quick but remarkable walk up the Lake District hills. The walk should take around 1 to 2 hours to complete and is family friendly meaning no one has to be left behind! A fantastic day out in the Lakes.
Another extraordinary day out in the Lakes is Helvellyn, the third highest mountain in England and another popular climb in The Lake District. This mountain can be quite challenging but with different routes to take, you can choose how challenging your climb/hike is. In addition, when hiking up the mountain you can indulge in gorgeous skyline views of the many mountains and lakes, most inpertictualr the lake of Red Tarn and the historic horseshoe which was formed from a volcano as well as glaciers many years ago. A great historic day out full of stunning views.
Aira Force Waterfall
The Aira Force Waterfall is a highly popular trail in the Lake District with hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. You can experience nature to its finest with the gorgeous wildlife and scenic views along the walk including valleys, birds, squirrels and plants. In addition, you can choose from several walks, all ranging in length. Along the way, you can capture the beautiful views of Aira Force Waterfall, an exciting day out in nature.
The Falls Spa
Next on our list of Lake District Attractions is The Falls Spa, a popular getaway hidden within The Lake District mountains. The hotel is located at the Lodore Falls Hotel, a hotspot location for romantic or self indulgent weekends away. In addition, the spa is super luxurious, including top quality spa treatments and a gorgeous outdoor heated pool. A one of a kind spa experience.
Derwentwater is a renowned lake located in the national park Lake District. Within the location of Derwentwater you’ll find stunning views of the Lake District including the popular Lake District attraction Catbells. Enjoy the fantastic 10 mile walk around the waters and stop off for a picnic at one of the many cafes and restaurants along the way.
Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top
Next on our list is the iconic Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top, once home to the famous writer Beatrix Potter in the 17th-century. You can now go and visit the house which is based around the many popular books she has written such as Peter Rabbit. In addition, you can discover the many places nearby loved by Beatrix Potter which hold many inspiration to her book tales. Ideal for family days out in The Lake District.
Levens Hall & Topiary Gardens
Levens Hall & Topiary Gardens is one of the world’s oldest Topiary gardens and centre, located at the start of the Lake District National Park. The gardens are privately owned, yet invite visitors in to experience the wonders of their historic lands. In addition, you can grab a bite to eat in their Levens Kitchen, where you can enjoy locally sourced, fresh and high quality dishes, with ingredients grown in the famous Topiary Gardens.
Last on our list is the Pencil Museum, located in Keswick, The Lake District. The Pencil Museum is renowned for the very location where the first ever pencil was created. You can discover the journey of pencil productions as well as exploring famous pencils such as the largest coloured pencil and The Queen’ Diamond Jubilee pencil! Furthermore, experience family art workshops as well as grabbing a bite to eat in the Pencil Museum coffee shop.
Overview of Lake District Attractions
We hope you enjoyed discovering The Lake District Attractions and all the wonders it has to offer, from 360 skyline views, boat rides and relaxing spas, we are sure you will have fun exploring. You can keep up to date with our Enjoy Lake District content using our socials below.