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Lose yourself in The Lakes

Dramatic fells, peaceful lakes and miles and miles of stunning walks and views

Touring in The Lake District

The Lake District National Park, in the county of Cumbria, is a land of extremes. It hosts dramatic mountains (the largest, Scafell Pike at 978 meters) and deep valleys and lakes (the deepest, Wastwater, at 74 meters). Covering 2292 square kilometers, The Lake District is England's largest National Park and has some of the most breathaking scenery to be found anywhere.

The Lakes, as it is known, is full of romance and atmosphere. A land that inspired Wordsworth, Samual Taylor Coleridge and Beatrix Potter. In winter, snow-topped mountains are reflected in the lakes below, and in the summer time, the views can take your breath away. Sailing boats and cruisers leave a wake across lakes, with atmospheric names such as Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Haweswater, Buttermere and Grasmere.

A favourite destination of the English, as well as visitors from abroad, the lakes is a favourite amongst walkers who challenge themselves to scale the peaks and then reward themselves with the stunning views. But you don't need to put on your walking boots to enjoy the Lake District. There are hundreds of archeological sites and monuments to explore, festivals to join in, museums to lose yourself in and a variety of warm and welcoming pubs and tea rooms to pass the time in.

Featured Hotels

Farington Lodge

Preston, Lancashire

Elegant, warm hospitality close to Preston, the Lake District and the Lancashire coast.

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Roundthorn Country House

Penrith, Cumbria

Delightful Georgian country house hotel with stunning views over the Lakeland Fells.

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