The Lake District Travel Guide


Photo of The Lake District Photo: BHKang/Shutterstock

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.


The Lake District Hotels

Your choices include everything from small country inns to grand lakeside hotels; many hotels offer the option of paying a higher price that includes more


The Lake District Restaurants

Lakeland restaurants increasingly reflect a growing British awareness of good food. Local sourcing and international influences are common, and even more


The Lake District Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    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

  • Eating Well in the Lake District

    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

  • Poetry, Prose, and the Lakes

    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

  • What's Real About Real Ale?

    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

  • Festivals and Folk Sports

    With everything from rushbearing to Westmorland wrestling to traditional music, the Lake District hosts some of Britain's most unusual country... Read more


Weather Underground


52° F Clear 67% Humidity April 16, 2014 at 6:50PM

Check historic weather for your trip dates


View more trip reports

  • Madrid and London

    Hi to All, As usual, I'm starting my TR ahead of the trip (about a month) so others can gauge how much pre-planning they need. Read more

View more travel discussions