Hotels, Inns and Accommodation for the Lake District
The Lake District
is an area in Cumbria famous for its lakes and mountains (fells).
The central and most-visited part of the area is the Lake District National Park which is a popular holiday destination for sailing,
walking, mountain climbing and enjoying spectacular views.
Central and Southern Lakes - Windermere, Coniston Water and Grasmere
Windermere is the Lake District's busiest holiday resort and an excellent centre for boating activities, with over 10,000 boats registered.
There are three towns on the shore, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside which all provide great bases to explore from
Hotels and Inns in Windermere -
Windermere is a popular town in the Lake District, set on the north eastern shore of Lake Windermere it is a great base from which to explore the Lake District.
As you travel south through the town it merges with Bowness-on-Windermere to become almost one entity.
Hotels and Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere -
Bowness-on-Windermere is a popular tourist centre on the shore of Windermere.
Surrounded by easily reached vantage points including Orrest Head which gives glorious views of the countryside and lake.
Hotels and Inns in Ambleside -
Ambleside is a popular town in the centre of the Lake District on the northern shore of Windermere.
There are many delightful fellside walks around Ambleside and one of the most popular is to Stockghyll Force a beautiful waterfall surrounded by woods a mile to the east.
Hotels and Inns in Newby Bridge -
Newby Bridge is a small village at the southern end of Lake Windermere named after the nearby 17th century stone bridge that crosses the River Leven.
Newby Bridge is a popular base for exploring the Furness Peninsula and southern parts of the Lake District.
Hotels and Inns in Troutbeck -
Troutbeck is a pleasant old-fashioned village along the old coach road from Windermere to Penrith.
Beatrix Potter used to live in the village at Troutbeck Park Farm, which is now the property of the National Trust.
Hotels and Inns in Grange-over-Sands -
Grange-over-Sands is a quiet seaside retreat on the Southern tip of the Cartmel Peninsula, 7 miles south of Lake Windermere.
Grange is a pretty resort with an Edwardian flavour and a mild climate on the shores of Morecambe Bay.
At five miles long, and with a maximum depth of 184 feet, Coniston Water
is the third largest of the lakes surrounded by magnificent scenery it includes three small islands owned by the National Trust
Hotels and Inns in Coniston -
Coniston is an ex mining village situated half a mile from the head of Coniston Water below The Old Man of Coniston.
It has an interesting museum and the disused mines and quarries are popular attractions, nearby The Tarns is a small lake said by many to be the prettiest in the Lake District.
Grasmere is situated four miles north-west of Ambleside in a stunning location within a bowl of verdant fells, the lake is one mile long,
half a mile wide, 75 feet deep and is joined to Rydal Water by the River Rothay.
Grasmere is one of the most visited of the lakes.
Hotels and Inns in Grasmere -
Grasmere is probably the Lake Districts most popular village, thanks to its location in the centre of the area and also that William Wordsworth,
who lived here for some fourteen years praised it as "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found".
These days Grasmere is totally given over to the tourist industry, with plenty of hotels, inns, restaurants and gift shops.
Northern Lakes - Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwent Water and Ullswater
Bassenthwaite Lake, owned by the National Park Authority, is the only official 'Lake' in the Lake District,
all the others being referred to as 'Water' or by a direct name such as 'Windermere'.
It is one of the largest bodies of water in the area at 4 miles long and 3/4 mile wide, but also one of the shallowest (70 ft).
The most northerly of the lakes, it has no major settlements on its shores and is often full of sailing boats from Bassenthwaite Sailing Club
Hotels and Inns in Bassenthwaite -
Bassenthwaite is a small village not far from Bassenthwaite Lake, under the shadow of the Skiddaw massif.
Containing just a single pub and no shop, it has many elements of the archetypal English village including a village green, primary school, church and a stream running through it.
Hotels and Inns in Cockermouth -
Cockermouth is one of the oldest towns in west Cumbria and the birthplace of William Wordsworth.
Not as busy as other tourist destinations in the Lakes, Cockermouth is an attractive market town just outside the north western boundary of the Lake District National Park.
Derwent Water is fed by the River Derwent catchment area in the high fells at the head of Borrowdale.
There are several lakeside marinas from which boats may be hired the most popular being Keswick, Portinscale and the Lodore Falls.
Walking is a major tourist activity in the area and an extensive network of public footpaths exists within the hills and woods surrounding the lake.
Hotels and Inns in Keswick -
Keswick is a pretty market town that offers a wide range of attractions for visitors and has become the major centre for tourism in the north lakes.
Situated between the huge bulk of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater,
Keswick is surrounded by many superb walks and the nearby Castle Head gives a glorious view of Derwent Water and Bassentwaite Lake.
Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District and is regarded by many as the most beautiful of the English lakes.
Situated at the southern end of the lake the village of Glenridding,
is popular with tourists of all kinds but especially mountain walkers who wish to scale England's third highest mountain, Helvellyn.
Hotels in Bampton -
Bampton is a lovely little Cumbrian Village tucked away in the upper reaches of the Lowther Valley some six miles from Ullswater.
At the head of the Lowther Valley is Haweswater, Harter Fell and Riggindale.
Hotels and Inns in Glenridding -
Glenridding is a small village at the southern end of Ullswater, near the foot of Kirkstone Pass.
Nearby attractions include Aira Force a spectacular 60 ft waterfall and the daffodils that inspired william Wordsworth to write his famous poem can be found at nearby Glencoyne Bay.
Hotels in Watermillock -
Situated on the west side of Ullswater, Watermillock is just off the A592 Penrith - Glenridding Road.
It is a popular centre for fell walking, sailing and many other outdoor activities
Cottages in the Lake District
cottages.com (formerly Cottages4you) have accommodation available in Alston, Ambleside, Appleby, Brampton, Broughton in Furness, Carlisle, Cartmel, Cockermouth, Coniston,
Grange-Over-Sands, Grasmere, Kendal, Keswick, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kirkby Stephen, Maryport, Millom, Penrith, Ravenglass, Silecroft, Ulverston,
Whitehaven, Wigton and Windermere
The Lake District
Cumbrian Cottages have over 900 holiday properties, situated throughout Cumbria and the Lake District.
The cottages have been independently inspected by ‘VisitBritain’ and all have achieved a minimum 3 ‘star’ rating within the VisitBritain quality assurance scheme
- UK Cottages and Self Catering
Walking in the Lake District
Lake District Walks -
Lake District Walks contains detailed descriptions and maps of over 40 walks together with over 300 photographs, almost all of them being directly related to the walks.
The site includes summaries of highlights of the walks with star ratings for their quality and difficulty.
Information about the Lake District from Wikipedia
Lake District Website
Bassenthwaite Lake Website
Coniston Water Website
Derwent Water Website
Towns and Villages in the Lake District with Accommodation
Towns and Villages in Cumbria with Accommodation
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