If you are looking for somewhere spectacular to stay in England to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, why not consider a Lake District Holiday?
To get the most out of your time off, why not book a spa hotel in Windermere with hot tub suites and full spa facilities to feel truly pampered?
Spa hotels located within the Lake District National Park, which was established in 1951, offer some of the most luxurious facilities in England and are surrounded by stunning scenery.
Stay close to Lake Windermere and you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do.
The Lake District encompasses 885 square miles and is home to 200 ancient monuments which date back to prehistoric times as well as monuments dedicated to the industrial age. Over 1,700 buildings in the Lake District are listed.
Visit over 16 lakes or enjoy a stroll on one of the 2,200 miles of footpaths. The park and the surrounding areas offer a vast choice of things to see and do.
You can choose to either spend your time relaxing or fill your days with adventure – it’s up to you. Boasting scores of excellent country pubs and restaurants, you won’t be stuck for somewhere to eat and drink in the Lake District.
The region is ideal for walking, hiking, cycling, horse riding and water sports. Forest trails and quiet roads attract lovers of the great outdoors and if you visit out of the main summer season you will find the area much less crowded than during the school holidays.
Take a trip on a boat launch from Bowness Bay or enjoy a leisurely walk around the shores of Windermere. If you are feeling super-fit why not attempt to walk the Cumbria Way, the Dales Way or the Coast to Coast walk?
The World of Beatrix Potter exhibition in Bowness and the Lakes Aquarium nearby are also worth seeing.
Whether you are planning to visit the Lake District in autumn or winter, you will find plenty of attractions for the whole family. Take your time to explore the lakes, and check out the attractions, events and facilities near you before you travel. Windermere is home to some of the best attractions in the Lake District, and many remain open all year round.
Did you know.…
The word “Windermere” is thought to translate as “Vinandr’s Lake”, from the Old Norse name, Vinandr and Old English mere, meaning lake. It was known as “Winander Mere” or “Winandermere” until at least the nineteenth century.
Seathwaite in Borrowdale is officially the wettest inhabited place in England with a mean annual rainfall of over 3 metres (120 inches). The heaviest annual rainfall ever recorded in the UK was at Sprinkling Tarn in 1954 when over 6½ metres of rain fell over the course of the year.