The three lakes of Buttermere, Crummock Water and nearby Loweswater combine with open countryside and mountains to make this area perfect for walkers, hikers and climbers.

If you are planning to visit the stunning Lakes in north-west England, book a guided tour of the Lake District before you leave home to make the most of your stay.

Boasting 16 lakes, 53 tarns and countless mountains and hills, the Lake District is England’s most visited national park. Holidays here offer a wide array of things to do and places to see. Recreational activities such as skiing and mountain climbing can be enjoyed, as well as fishing, visiting local towns and sightseeing.

The Lake District is a truly breath-taking sight to behold. Its majestic lakes and tarns lay scattered across rolling fells. Those seeking a leisurely yet exciting holiday should look no further. The region, with its stunning beauty, unforgettable scenery and wealth of activities, guarantees that your holiday will be memorable and worthwhile. Here are just five things to do while visiting this wonderful place.

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The park offers a vast choice of activities and recreational options. Visitors can go fishing in the park's pristine lakes and rivers or do some hiking along its countless nature trails while the area's abundance of flora and fauna offers countless opportunities for keen bird and animal watchers. The trails also offer great sightseeing opportunities. From the soaring Scafell Pike to the deep waters of Wastwater Lake, breath-taking beauty and unrivalled scenery is offered at every turn.

With more than 3,500 km to explore, the park is as expansive as it is beautiful and many other activities such as cycling, boating and kayaking are also on offer. The crown jewel of the Lake District, Windermere, is definitely not to be missed. Mountain climbing and hiking are also highly popular. The region offers a wealth of rugged mountains to explore, including the famous Scafell Pike. The area's picturesque landscape, sweeping valleys and furrowed skylines make for the perfect hiking and mountain climbing experience. Catbells and Hayeswater are two especially memorable locations for keen climbers.

Boat trips are a great way to see the many lakes in their true beauty. Boating trips offer breath-taking views of the district's stunning scenery and are an excellent way to relax and enjoy a leisurely day. Windermere, Coniston, Derwent Water and Ullswater lakes all offer boat trips.

Railway tours are yet another great activity in the district. Perfect for leisure travel and sightseeing, they are among the most popular things to do when visiting the area. The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway offers stunning views of Lake Windermere while the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway holds unforgettable views of the district's hills and valleys.

No holiday in the Lake District is complete without visiting at least a few of its charming villages, pubs and restaurants. These villages offer great shopping and dining opportunities as well as a host of country pubs. Hawkshead is renowned for its historical architecture and countless shops while Keswick offers cultural attractions like the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery as well as incredible views of Derwent Water Lake.

To make the most of your time in Cumbria, book a guided tour of the Lake District and a spa hotel in Windermere.

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