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 9

Penrith 6

Keswick 5

Coniston 5

Kendal 4

Grasmere 3

Ambleside 3

Borrowdale 3

Ullswater 3

Rydal 2

Cockermouth 2

Hawkshead 2

Cartmel 2

Bassenthwaite Lake 1

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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...

Coniston Water

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

The lake came to prominence in the 1930s when Arthur Ransome made it the setting for Swallows and Amazons, one of a series of novels...

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...

Honister Pass and Buttermere

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Beyond Seatoller, B5289 turns westward through Honister Pass (1,176 feet) and Buttermere Fell. Boulders line the road, which is one of...

Monk Coniston Estate

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Two miles north of Coniston on the A593, just past Beatrix Potter's beautifully situated Yew Tree Farm, is a small National Trust car...

Windermere

  • 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...

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