Lake District countryside attractions

Out and about in the Lake District

The Lake District National Park
Visitor information and major attractions

Lakes of the Lake District
The major lakes of the National Park region and what to see and do

The Lake District is blessed with a number of spectacular waterfalls, and many of them are fairly easy to access.

St Bees Head Heritage Coast
St. Bees is the only heritage coast between Anglesey and the Scottish border, indeed, it is the only sea cliff in all that area. The cliffs are dramatic, composed of striking red sandstone some 300 feet high, and affording excellent views north to Scotland and across to the Isle of Man.

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English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass

Enjoy unlimited FREE entry to over 100 historic sites including castles, abbeys, Roman ruins and prehistoric monuments. Choose from 9 or 16 consecutive day passes.

Buy Your London Visitor Oyster Card

The best way to get around London! A pay-as-you-go smartcard for use on all London Transport, from the Underground to buses. Pre-order for your trip from the British Tourist Authority.

National Trust

National Trust membership

National Trust membership

Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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Featured Historic Hotel
17th Century Orton Hall

17th Century Orton Hall

Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>


Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This Roman road ran from London to Lincoln, and was built immediately after the Roman invasion of 43AD


This Day in British History

24 March, 1603

Death of Elizabeth I

Elizabeth's death at Richmond Palace led to the succession of James VI of Scotland as James I of England

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch died at Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire, in early 1400, probably of starvation


Keswick (Self catering)
Swallow's Nest, Keswick

Swallow's Nest

This ground floor barn conversion, situated a 10-minute walk from Bassenthwaite Lake outside the village of Thornthwaite, can sleep four people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Ings (Self catering)
Topiary Cottage, Ings

Topiary Cottage

This super barn conversion in the village of Ings is just two miles from Windermere and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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