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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Abbot Hall

  • Museum/Gallery

The region's finest art gallery, Abbot Hall occupies a Palladian-style Georgian mansion built in 1759. In the permanent collection are...

Aira Force

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

A spectacular 65-foot waterfall pounds under a stone bridge and through a wooded ravine to feed into Ullswater. From the parking lot...

Allan Bank

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Rope swings on the grounds, picnics in atmospheric old rooms, free tea and coffee, and huge blackboards you can write on: Allan Bank...

Armitt Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Ambleside's fine local museum is a scholarly place, focusing on influential German artist Kurt Schwitters and Beatrix Potter. Schwitters...

Beatrix Potter Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

In the 17th-century solicitor's offices formerly used by Potter's husband, the Beatrix Potter Gallery displays a selection of the artist-writer...

Blackwell

  • House/Mansion/Villa

From 1898 to 1900, architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865–1945) designed Blackwell, a quintessential Arts and Crafts house with...

Borrowdale Fells

  • Mountain–Sight

These steep fells rise up dramatically behind Seatoller. Get out and walk whenever inspiration strikes. Trails are well signposted, or...

Brantwood

  • House/Mansion/Villa

On the eastern shore of Coniston Water, Brantwood was the cherished home of John Ruskin (1819–1900), the noted Victorian artist, writer,...

Bridge House

  • Building/Architectural Site

This tiny 17th-century stone building, once an apple store, perches on an arched stone bridge spanning Stone Beck. It may have been built...

Brockhole

  • Garden/Arboretum

A lakeside 19th-century mansion with 30 acres of terraced gardens sloping down to the water, Brockhole serves as the park's official...

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