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Ullswater, Lake District

Ullswater, Lake District
You will not be surprised once you visit this area that Ullswater itself is known as England’s most beautiful lake. Being the second largest lake in England there is a tremendous amount of things to do and see whether you want to be on the lake, close to it or even above it on the surrounding mountains and fells. Being once the home of William Wordsworth it is a picturesque unspoilt part of the Lake District National Park. Whether you want to try your hand at sailing, kayaking, fishing or simply hire a rowing boat this area will keep you coming back again and again. There are many activities in the area including horse riding, cycling, mountain walking and rock climbing. Ullswater is situated north of Ambleside, south of Penrith and east of Keswick and within easy reach of each of these local towns.

Keswick, Lake District

Keswick, Lake District

Keswick Cottages, Lake District Holiday cottages

The market town of Keswick is the North Lakes’ most popular holiday and day trip destination. This idyllic and bustling town is situated between the Skiddaw Mountains and Derwentwater Lake. There is an abundance of cafes, bars, gift shops, bakeries and a wide variety of shops. There are many attractions in this area including Theatre by the Lake, Keswick swimming pool, art galleries and of course the mountains and fells surrounding this town.  There are a large choice of Keswick cottages in the bustling town and surrounding area.


Grasmere & Langdale, Lake District

Grasmere, Lake District
Grasmere is situated in the heart of the Lake District and within easy reach of Ambleside, Keswick, Hawkeshead, Coniston, and Bowness-on-Windermere. The famous village of Grasmere is full of quaint and characterfull historic places and buildings including the well known Ginger Bread Shop, and is also the final resting place of William Wordsworth at the St Oswald’s Church. Grasmere was once the home of William Wordsworth, you can still visit two of his homes in this area Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount. This thriving village is full of delicious bakeries and cafes offering perfect lunch box treats. Stroll around the village, feed the ducks along the river and enjoy afternoon tea at one the many cafes in the village. There are many gift shops and walking wear shops in the village, plus traditional pubs offering bar meals and Sunday lunches by the fire. Grasmere as the name states has its own lake, just south of the village and is a must see when you visit this special place.


Ambleside, Lake District

Ambelside, Lake District
Ambleside is a small but busy traditional Lake District town situated in the heart of the Lakes between Grasmere and Windermere. There is a wealth of shops and businesses here including clothing shops, gift shops, art galleries, cafes, bakery’s, traditional pubs and many restaurants offering a range of food from around the world. A cruise round Lake Windermere can be taken from Waterhead and the Langdale Valley is a short drive.  Ambleside has a wide selection of Lake District holiday cottages.


Windermere, Lake District

Windermere, Lake District
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England, and being 10 miles long there is lots to do and see in this area and along the lakes shores. Bowness-on-Winderemers is the Lakelands most visited town, and is an extremely popular boating central of the Lakes with almost 10,000 registered boats on the Lake. Situated south of Ambleside, Bowness-On Windermere offers many high street shops, gift shops, book shops, cafes and restaurants. Down the hill and towards the lake shore you can hire a rowing boat, feed the ducks, take in the beautiful view and watch the boats sail by on the lake. The lake is always busy with many activites especially during the summer months including; fishing, sailing, skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing, and kayaking. Why not explore the lake by ferryboat which regulary takes passengers between Hawkeshead and Bowness.


Western Lakes, Lake District

Western Lakes, Lake District
The western Lake District boasts England’s highest mountain and deepest lake. The area is less frequented than the heart of the lakes, so even at its busiest you are assured a more leisurely pace all in stunning scenery. Whether you choose to stay in this area for a weekend or longer there’s plenty to do and see. There are castles to explore, stately homes and gardens to wander, steam trains to take a ride on, indoor racing go kart centre at Maryport if your feeling competitive, plus a huge variety of outdoor activities in the area including golfing, paintballing, mountain biking, pony tracking and much more. The Eskdale to Ravenglass Railway trundles through the valley to the coast below and with its themed events is well worth a trip. Sandy beaches, coastal walks, harbours and bird watching are all available along our Cumbrian Coastline and with the Western Lakes only a few minute drive or a picturesque trip over Whinlatter Pass will take you to Keswick, making your holiday different from one day to the next. Fish and chips at Maryport watching the boats come and go followed by a stroll through the traditional, quiet seaside town of Silloth, followed by ice cream on the beach at Allonby is a great day out for all the family. The western Lakes is known for its festivals and events including Silloth Music and Beer Festival, Maryport Blues Festival, and the friendly locals are pleased to welcome you along and join in the celebrations.


South Lakes

South Lakes, Lake District
South Lakeland is scattered with traditional towns, villages and hidden gems just waiting to be explored. The South Lakes area includes the following popular towns and villages; Kendal, Grange-Over-Sands, Kirby Lonsdale, Sedbergh, Arnside, Cartmel, Milnthorpe and Ulverston.  There is a wealth of places to visit and attractions that will appeal to the whole family. Whether you choose to spend your days learning about the local heritage at the many historical houses in the area, going shopping in Kendal, taking a ride on a lake cruise, or enjoy an exciting day at the races, whatever the weather and whatever your age your stay in this area will be filled with precious memories of fun days out.


Penrith & Eden Valley, Lake District

Penrith and Eden Valley, Lake District
Penrith is known locally as the ‘old red town’ due to its rich sandstone buildings, it is a thriving farming town situated in the heart of Cumbria. Penrith is an ideal base for visiting the varying landscapes of the Eden Valley, North Pennines, the Lake District, Carlisle and the Hadrians Wall area. Ullswater is a short drive from Penrith town centre with not only the beautiful lake on offer but country pubs and idyllic walks for all capabilities. Whether you want to go pony trecking, paint balling, walking or cycling this area deffinately appeals to all ages and really has something to offer everyone who visits.


Carlisle & Hadrian's Wall, Lake District

Carlisle & Hadrian's, Lake District
The border city of Carlisle is known as Cumbria’s county town and is situated north of the Lakes and south of the Scottish Borders.  The historic Great Border city is built upon Hadrians Wall, and is close to a wealth of historic attractions including Carlisle Castle, Carlisle Cathederal, Birdoswald Roman Fort and Lanercost Priory near Brampton east of the city. Whether you want an action filled holiday walking, with afternoons paint balling and quod biking, or a day at the races, or a relaxed day shopping and wandering around Tullie House and Museum it is a versatile place to base your holiday. Great access north towards the Scottish Borders where you can find Gretna Green, and Gretna Outlet Village for those who enjoy shopping, and the Scottish town of Dumfries is also just a short drive away. To the west of the city you will come across the traditional victorian seaside town of Silloth where you can enjoy fish and chips and a stroll along the Solway Coast. To the east you will find the remains of Hadrian's Wall and Roman forts, wild Pennine Moors and the beautiful Eden Valley.  Carlisle is 20 minutes from Penrith and 40 minutes from Keswick and Newcastle is just an hours drive away too. Carlisle has excellent transport links including a bus and train station. 


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