The Lake District National Park
The Lake District National Park attracts over 16 million visitors each year and boasts a wealth of attractions.
Home to some of the country’s most beautiful scenery enjoy a wide array of different British wildlife. Plus there are a great number of wonderful places to visit during your time in this part of the UK.
If you are planning to visit Windermere, why not stay in a Windermere spa hotel? Here are some of the main places to visit in the Lake District National Park.
Windermere – This is the longest of all the lakes in the whole of England. It measures a total of 12.5 miles (20 km) in length and is surrounding by some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscape. To explore the river and its surrounding area one can either take a trip on one of the steamers that travel up and down it or you may want to hire a boat instead. However if you would like to reach places such as Orrest Head and Gummer’s How and the villages of Ambleside and Bowness some walking or driving will be involved.
Derwentwater – The Lake measures a total of 3 miles (4.8 km) in length and has several small islands within it that can be explored. The easiest way to reach them is by hiring a small motor launch or a rowing boat for an afternoon. When it comes to exploring the area surrounding this lake the best way to achieve this by hopping onto one of the many ferries that criss cross it through the day in the summer months. To the west you can spend time visiting the fells of Cat Bells whilst to the east spend time exploring Friar’s Crag as this offers you some of the most spectacular looking out across this lake.
Keswick – This traditional small market town is to be found on the north shore of Derwentwater and is located in one of England’s most beautiful settings. This is the perfect place to base yourself during your holiday for exploring the whole of the Lake District. As well as plenty of good accommodation and restaurants in the town there are plenty of other things for you to enjoy. There are three museums where you can more out about this part of England. Plus for those who want to do some a little more active a visit to the leisure pool or indoor climbing centre should be considered.
Grasmere – This village in the Lake District is close to the banks of Lake Grasmere and during the summer months the best way to explore the lake is through hiring a rowing boat. The village itself also has many things for you to do and see. There are plenty of pubs and cafes where breakfast, lunch or dinner can be had. Plus no visit to this village will be complete without wandering into the church yard and visiting the grave of world renowned poet Wordsworth. Another great way to explore what surrounds Lake Grasmere is to wander down its many footpaths including Red Bank Road.
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