With so many Lake District attractions to visit on your cottage holiday, it is no wonder so many people flock to one of the UK’s most stunning areas each year.
Whatever it is you fancy doing or seeing, the Lake District has an attraction that you will love. From the stunning lakes of Windermere, Derwentwater and Coniston to the Holehird Gardens and the Lakeland Climbing Centre in Kendal, indoors and outside there are a plethora of activities to keep you and your family entertained.
So here’s a list of some of our favourite Lake District attractions!
One of Cottage Escapes favourite Lake District attractions is the beautiful lake of Derwentwater near Keswick. Breathtaking views and boat trips make this a must see place!
Read more: 6 picturesque images of Lake Derwentwater
One of the most popular Lake District walks, the magical Catbells is one of three peaks accessible from Keswick. Bring a picnic blanket and a camera!
Read more: Walks from Keswick
3. Levens Hall
Levens Hall in Kendal is a period Lake District attraction boasting great architecture, an interesting history and beautiful gardens. Well worth a visit!
4. Castle Crag
Another stunning Lake District walk is that of Castle Crag in the heart of Borrowdale. A stunning peak that lets the rambler take in the breathtaking views of the valley glacier and surrounding woods and rivers.
Helvellyn is one of the highest peaks in the Lake District, snow topped in the colder months and revered amongst keen walkers who visit the area. Stunning views and a pleasant, challenging climb are two draws for hikers around the UK.
6. Holehird Gardens
A true treat for fans and admirers of horticulture, Holehird Gardens near Windermere are small but incredibly well presented gardens that are worth a visit if you have a few hours spare on a sunny day.
7. Dove Cottage & Rydal Mount
An absolute must visit Lake District attraction for literature fans! Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth up until 1808, and now sits next to a dedicated museum for visitors to learn more about the great poet. Rydal Mount near Ambleside was then Wordsworth’s abode up until his death in 1850 and is an extremely popular tourist spot with numerous attractions.
We couldn’t create a list of the top, must visit Lake District attractions without including Lake Windermere – the largest natural lake in Britain. Boat trips, picturesque scenery and stunning walks are just a few of the reasons visitors flock to this idyllic part of Cumbria.
The Lake District is, as you might expect, renowned for its lakes – and here’s another cracker. Ullswater is the second largest in The Lakes with regular cruises across the water.
10. Lakes Aquarium
One for the whole family to enjoy, the Lakes Aquarium on the southern shore of Windermere showcases amazing sea life and is accessible as part of one of the Windermere lake cruises.
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