Bonjour lecteurs! The summer seems to be well over now and I am getting ready for more autumnal adventures. Have you ever been to the Lake District? La région is a must-see in the North-West of England. No wonder it’s a popular vacation destination in the UK. Indeed, with its numerous lakes and mountains, it makes a great place to explore. Do you like stopping by classic British pubs and being in nature to show the best it has to offer? I did some recherche and here are the 7 Best Places to Visit in The Lake District.
Staying in The Lake District
Have you ever been to this fameuse région in the UK? I have been living in England for over 15 years now, but I am yet to voyage to the Lake District. There is so much to see there, from Hadrian’s Wall to Carlisle Castle, la région with 16 lakes (nothing less) seems to be the perfect spot for a dreamy winter break.
Whatever you decide to go for, either a group accomodation in the Lake District or more of a family affair, the area seems splendid.
Looking for dog-friendly places to stay? The Lake District is also a great spot if you are a dog lover.
Now that Stanley is getting older, I reckon it won’t be long before we check it out as it is supposed to be THE PLACE for nice walks and some fresh air.
I have never been personnellement to the Lake District but friends and family told me that Tarn Hows should be on top of ma liste.
It is said to be one of the most famous beauty spots in the Lake District National Park.
The lake is surrounded by evergreens and feels, all reflected in the glassy top of the tarn.
Fancy a bit of a family adventure? Take on the 2-mile circular walk that laps the lake. It sounds very doable with a little one, especially when you get to enjoy such majestic mountain views.
Are you a history lover? Hadrian’s Wall is definitely on my list. I learned so much about it back at school during my Latin classes.
The spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site might sound like a trek. After all, it is 73 miles long from sea to sea, but it features some of the wildest and most dramatic country in England.
En plus, it’s such an iconic location from the Roman Empire. It is l’exemple parfait of how powerful and forward-thinking the civilisation was. I have always been fascinated by the Roman culture and we have visited many locations already with Stanley.
You might not see the entire wall, but I would love to say that I have been there and seen such an iconic landmark surrounded by beautiful nature.
Brockhole is another place that is worth a visit. You are littéralement in the wild and yet, you can enjoy all sorts of outdoor adventures.
You can try archery, play mini-golf, or even splash out in the water with your children. It’s the dream place for kids and mamans.
The non-profit organisation has it all to charm you with the 19th-century house and its beautiful gardens.
There are all sorts of activities planned all year round and the Halloween celebrations seem to be super fun.
Further South, I want to go to Ullswater.
The glacial lake in the heart of Cumbria is actually the second largest lake in the region by both area and volume, after Windermere.
It measures about 7 miles long and 0.75 miles wide. I recommend having a picnic while you enjoy the magical view of the space.
And if you are really sporty, you can try the Ullswater Way, a 20-mile circular route around the lake. The lake is so big you can even cross it by boat.
Are you fully in your element when you are in the water? Then, you will also want to stop by the majestuous Windermere.
It’s actually the largest lake in England. Indeed, it is more than 10 miles long and is surrounded by picturesque towns and villages and flanked by towering fells.
It’s like being in a book or a movie and actually, some scenes from Peter Rabbit were shot there. Now that’s a great raison to come and see for yourself! Have you seen this movie? It’s one of our fave. We are huge bunny fans as you already know 🐰…
As soon as people mention the name ‘Lake District’, I am pretty sure we all picture the same vision: long walks in the montagnes or by the lakes.
But the Lake District also features some beautiful gardens for you to get lost and dream. Levens Hall is l’exemple parfait with its world- topiary gardens. Even better, according to the Guinness Book of Records, it is the oldest topiary garden in the world!
And I certainly love the look of the imposing Elizabethan house made of ornate and oak-paneled rooms.
Last but not least, I could not write a post about the 7 Best Places To Visit in The Lake District without mentioning Hill Top.
Once home of the famous author Beatrix Potter, the farmhouse retreat is quintessentially British. It was indeed the place that inspired her stories and her love for the Lake District.
The English cottage-garden style surrounded by flowers also offers a cosy café for you to stop by and get dreaming (or writing?), as well as a second-hand book shop.
Are you ready to explore the Lake District? Or maybe you’ve already seen the spectacular area with all the beauties of nature it has to offer?
Who said you needed to go abroad to explore and discover something totally new? The UK has for sure many gorgeous places to offer and it is not une surprise to see that The Lake District is one of the most popular places for family breaks in England. It offers such a great variety of locations to visit. Creating this list of the Best Places To Visit in The Lake District, I want to go there as soon as I can.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.