THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT
LAND OF POETS, PAINTERS & DREAMERS
The English Lake District with its rolling fells and shimmering lakes are one of England’s enduring landscapes – romanticised by some of our greatest poets: William Wordsworth springs to mind and a “host of golden daffodils”!
There is plenty to do for the actively minded but, for those looking for more leisurely pursuits, you will find your level in this stunning part of the country – and we can help you discover it at its best! There is an abundance of hidden gems off the beaten track, too – we can help you discover them!
STEAM PADDLE CRUISES
Relax on a steam paddle cruise taking in the breath-taking views all around you as the lake-land scenery unfolds all around you as you glide through the water.
There are plenty of options available with cruises operating on a number of lakes including Windermere, Coniston Water and Derwent Water. Take a look at some of our guided tours to discover the perfect cruise tour for you.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER & PETER RABBIT
Enter into Beatrix Potter’s imagination when you visit the World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-On- Windermere. You will meet all her characters, too!
You can also visit Hill Top Farm, Beatrix Potter’s 17th century farmhouse, looked after by the National Trust: a time-capsule of her life. There is a lovely cottage garden to explore too!
POETS TO DREAM FOR
Visit the Lake District & William Wordsworth’s Grasmere to discover his home in the area that fired his imagination and energies. Dove Cottage is a must-see attraction.
Whilst you are in the area you must pop into Grasmere Village and seek out the Grasmere Ginger Bread shop. Invented in 1854 by Sarah Nelson, they are still making it today to the same recipe!
HIDDEN GEMS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT
Why not explore the quieter Western Lakes, Loweswater and Crummock Water are lovely places for walks and after your exertions you will find a friendly welcome at the Kirkstile Inn. They brew their own beer, Loweswater Gold!
For a real hidden gem head to Arnside and climb to the top of Arnside Knott to enjoy stunning views over Morecombe Bay. You will have built up an appetite for some fish and chips and there is a chippy in the village that will not disappoint!
The ancient village of Cartmel is a real surprise with its former 12th century priory. There are plenty of places for lunch and a drink, be sure not to leave without sampling its famous sticky toffee pudding!
SELECTION OF TOURS INTO THE ENGLISH LAKES
WANT TO DISCOVER MORE?
We have compiled some web links for you below to find out more about the English Lake District and the region: