The Lake District Travel Guide
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Fodor's England 2014
Plan Your The Lake District Vacation
"Let nature be your teacher." Wordsworth's ideal comes true in this popular region of jagged mountains, waterfalls, wooded valleys, and stone-built villages. No mountains in Britain give a greater impression of majesty; deeper and bluer lakes can be found, but none that fit so readily into the surrounding scene. Outdoors enthusiasts flock to this region for boating or hiking, while literary types visit the homes of Beatrix Potter and other favorite writers.
Your choices include everything from small country inns to grand lakeside hotels; many hotels offer the option of paying a higher price that includes dinner...read more
Lakeland restaurants increasingly reflect a growing British awareness of good food. Local sourcing and international influences are common, and even old...read more
Things To Do in The Lake District
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Hiking the trails: Whether it's a demanding trek or a gentle stroll, walking is the way to see the Lake District at its best.... Read more
In Cumbria, which encompasses the Lake District, food is more than fuel for hiking. The area has earned a reputation for good country food using... Read more
The Lake District's beauty has whetted the creativity of many a famous poet and artist over the centuries. Here's a quick rundown of some of... Read more
The English can be passionate about their drink, as the growing interest in real ale shows. It differs from other beers by the use of natural... Read more
With everything from rushbearing to Westmorland wrestling to traditional music, the Lake District hosts some of Britain's most unusual country... Read more
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After the recent debut of his Grand Cayman-inspired novel The Forever Girl, author Alexander McCall... Read more
When should you go?... Read more
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