The Lake District Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Lake District - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere 8

Penrith 6

Keswick 5

Coniston 5

Kendal 4

Grasmere 3

Borrowdale 3

Ullswater 3

Rydal 2

Cockermouth 2

Hawkshead 2

Ambleside 2

Cartmel 2

Bassenthwaite Lake 1

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Ruskin Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This repository of fascinating and thought-provoking manuscripts, personal items, and watercolors by John Ruskin illuminates his thinking...

Rydal Mount

  • House/Mansion/Villa

If there's one poet associated with the Lake District, it is Wordsworth, who made his home at Rydal Mount from 1813 until his death.

Scafell Pike

  • Mountain–Sight

England's highest mountain at 3,210 feet, Scafell (pronounced scar -fell) Pike is visible from Seatoller. One route up the mountain,...

Sizergh Castle

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

One of the Lake District's finest fortified houses, Sizergh Castle has a 58-foot-tall tower that dates from 1340, more than 1,600 acres...

St. Oswald's

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

William Wordsworth, his wife Mary, his sister Dorothy, and four of his children are buried in the churchyard of this church on the River...

The Watermill

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

This fully functioning stone-ground flour mill is well worth a visit for its delicious baked goods and for a tour of the fascinating...

Ullswater Steamers

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

These antique vessels, including a 19th-century steamer that is said to be the oldest working passenger ship in the world, run the length...


  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

No sights in Windermere or Bowness compete with that of Windermere itself. At 11 miles long, 1½ miles wide, and 220 feet deep, the lake...

Wordsworth House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Cockermouth was the birthplace of William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, whose childhood home was this 18th-century town house, carefully...

World of Beatrix Potter

  • Museum/Gallery

A touristy attraction aimed at kids interprets the author's 23 tales with three-dimensional scenes of Peter Rabbit and more. Skip it...