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Things to do in the Lake District

For total relaxation, stunning scenery and fantastic food, there is nowhere to compare with the Lake District. Let us inspire you with some ideas to get the most out of your time in this beautiful part of the world

Lake District Attractions 

The Lake District is undoubtedly one of the country’s most stunning areas, with the National Park being a spectacular attraction in itself.

Lake District attractions vary and visitors will find museums, beautiful gardens, and historic houses to name a few.

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Places to Eat in the Lake District

A self-catering holiday offers an independence that is rarely found in other types of holiday. Not tied to a schedule or itinerary, you are free to take your holiday at your own pace.

All of our self-catering Lake District cottages have fully fitted kitchens that are perfect for you to whip up many culinary delights during your stay with us​

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Entertainment in the Lakes

The Lake District is full of culture and the area boasts a whole host of theatres, art centres and cinemas for people to enjoy.

If you’re staying in Lake District holiday properties and want to enjoy some cultural entertainment during your break, then read on to find out where the best places to visit are located.

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Culture and Heritage

Visitors to The Lake District can enjoy a fine choice of museums, galleries and visitor attractions in all corners of the National Park.

The area is famously connected with William Wordsworth, John Ruskin, Beatrix Potter, Harriet Martineau, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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Activities for Children

We are sure that your children will enjoy a holiday in the Lake District as much as you will.

Alongside the exciting nature trails around the Lakes and running wild in the National Park, there are many specially designed attractions just for children.​

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Getting Around the Lake District​

Our Lake District cottages are in some of the National Park’s most beautiful locations.

Nestled in the networks of beautiful villages or tucked at the foot of mountains or water’s edge, with so much of the great outdoors right on your doorstep you may not even need to use your car! 

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Adventure activities

The Lake District is rife with opportunities to head outdoors and get a taste of adventure! 

From swinging through the trees at a local Go Ape to speeding across the water at one of the many water sports centres, we are certain you’ll find a place to offer you the perfect Lake District adventure activity!

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Shopping in the Lake District

The Lake District is better known for being one of most beautiful places on earth or for being a paradise for walkers, but the region is also full of pretty towns and villages that are lined with national retailers and charming independent shops, boutiques and delis.​

If you are on holiday in the Lake District and are staying in one of the luxurious Ambleside cottages or elsewhere then you are in for a real treat.

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