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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Castlerigg Stone Circle

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

A Neolithic monument about 100 feet in diameter, this stone circle was built around 3,000 years ago on a hill overlooking St. John's...

Cumberland Pencil Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Legend has it that shepherds found graphite on Seathwaite Fell after a storm uprooted trees in the 16th century. The Derwent company...

Derwentwater

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

To understand why Derwentwater is considered one of England's finest lakes, take a short walk from Keswick's town center to the lakeshore...

Keswick Launch Company

  • Tour–Sight

For the best lake views, take a wooden-launch cruise around Derwentwater. Between late March and November, circular cruises set off every...

Moot Hall

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The handsome 19th-century Moot Hall, with its one-handed clock, has served as both the town hall and the local prison. Now it houses...

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