Lake District

Lake District, photo by Nessy-Pic
Lake District (photo by Nessy-Pic)
 

Lake District is a region of mountains and lakes located in northwestern England.

The Lake District National Park protects much of the region, and is the largest national park in the country.

The region is known for its lakes and fells, carved by glacial erosion and providing dramatic and inspiring scenery. It is the former home of cultural luminaries such as William Wordsworth and John Ruskin, and the walks and fells are famously documented by Alfred Wainwright.

The Lake District features an extensive network of footpaths, providing excellent access for hikers.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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High Dale House

Offering a terrace and views of the mountain, High Dale House is located in Ambleside. Free private parking is available on site. Every room has a flat-screen TV. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$98

 
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The Brotherswater Inn

Set in Patterdale, 14 km from Windermere, The Brotherswater Inn features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room comes with a TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$61

 
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Raise View House

Raise View House is set in Grasmere, 12 km from Windermere and 17 km from Keswick. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$121

 
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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

Overlooking Lake Windermere and Langdale Fells, Holbeck Ghyll is a 4-star country house with an award-winning restaurant. With sumptuous rooms, Holbeck also boasts a health spa and transfer service. Average score from 138 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$165 - $318

 
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The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa

In the heart of Grasmere and surrounded by the towering mountains of the Lake District, the historic 4-star Wordsworth Hotel is set in riverside gardens and has an award-winning restaurant. It features a spa, indoor pool, a sauna and Jacuzzi. Average score from 597 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$99 - $414

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Riverside

Riverside

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Riverside offers free private parking. Dating back to 1866, it is just 15 minutes’ walk from Ambleside town centre and 1 mile from Lake Windermere. Average score from 168 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$110

 
$1109.8
High Dale House

High Dale House

Offering a terrace and views of the mountain, High Dale House is located in Ambleside. Free private parking is available on site. Every room has a flat-screen TV. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$98

 
$989.6
Claremont House

Claremont House

Claremont House is a Victorian building located in the scenic village of Ambleside, just 10 minutes' walk from the famous Lake Windermere. Guests can also enjoy a full Cumbrian breakfast. Average score from 178 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$98 - $147

 
$989.6
Hillsdale B&B in Ambleside

Hillsdale B&B in Ambleside

Built from traditional Lakeland stone, Hillsdale B&B in Ambleside offers fresh cooked breakfasts and bright bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. In the centre of beautiful Ambleside, there is also free parking. Average score from 227 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$98 - $117

 
$989.6
Willow Retreat

Willow Retreat

Willow Retreat is a holiday home is located in Ambleside is 2.8 km from Rydal Water. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The unit equipped with a kitchen with an oven and toaster. A TV is provided. Average score from 444 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$100

$1009.6
Elder Grove

Elder Grove

Located in the English Lake District, Elder Grove bed & breakfast offers award-winning breakfasts, and a quiet bar with free tea and coffee and free Wi-Fi. Ambleside town centre is a 5-minute walk away. Average score from 161 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$86 - $138

 
$869.5
Melrose Guesthouse

Melrose Guesthouse

Set within the heart of the beautiful Lake District in the idyllic village of Ambleside, Melrose Guesthouse offers spacious rooms and free spa access, and is just 15 minutes’ walk from Lake Windermere. Average score from 461 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$92 - $149

 
$929.4
Crow How Country Guest House

Crow How Country Guest House

Set in the historic Rydal Valley, amidst the fells, sits Crow How Country Guest House. Just a 15-minute walk from Ambleside the Crow offers spacious rooms with stunning countryside views. Clean modern rooms are en suite and all have TVs and radios. Average score from 326 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$108 - $611

 
$1089.4
Chapel Brow

Chapel Brow

Situated in Chapel Stile, 12 km from Windermere, Chapel Brow features free WiFi access and private parking. A TV and DVD player, as well as a CD player are offered. Rooms come with a private bathroom. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$110

$1109.4
Rooms at the Apple Pie

Rooms at the Apple Pie

Situated in the Lake District, the Apple Pie is surrounded by picturesque scenery. It is a bakery and cafe that offers 4-star guest accommodation, limited parking spaces and free WiFi. Average score from 109 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$79

 
$799.3
Lacet House

Lacet House

Lacet House is situated in the heart of Ambleside, within the scenic Lake District National Park. The town is surrounded by mountains and rolling fells, with the head of Windermere Lake less than 1 mile away. Average score from 261 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$81

 
$819.3
Friends Cottage

Friends Cottage

Set in Ambleside, this holiday home is located 3.2 km from Rydal Water. It provides free private parking. An oven, a toaster and a fridge can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bathroom. A TV is featured. Average score from 161 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$103

$1039.3
Best Western Ambleside Salutation Hotel

Best Western Ambleside Salutation Hotel

With a picturesque location in Ambleside, this hotel features a modern spa and a brasserie. There is free parking and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and scenic views towards Wansfell. Average score from 795 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$87 - $1838

 
$879.2
Rothay Garth

Rothay Garth

The Rothay Garth is a traditional Lakeland guest house with beautiful mountain views. Set in the heart of Ambleside village, The Rothay offers en suite rooms and free parking. Rooms all come with satellite TV’s and tea/coffee making facilities. Average score from 478 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$100 - $152

 
$1009.2
Rothay House

Rothay House

Rothay House is a guest house, set just off the main road and a 5-minute walk from Ambleside town centre. Only 1 mile from Lake Windermere, it serves local produce and homemade jams and marmalades for breakfast. Average score from 294 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$86 - $98

 
$869.1
The Fisherbeck

The Fisherbeck

Just half a mile from the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere, The Fisherbeck offers scenic views across the Lake District. There is free parking, free Wi-Fi and award-winning breakfasts. Average score from 180 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$90 - $161

 
$909.1
Quaysiders Club

Quaysiders Club

The Quayside club is located on the shore of Lake Windermere at Waterhead, which is a short walk from the village of Ambleside. Waterhead has several bars, restaurants and cafés. Average score from 148 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$110 - $183

 
$1109.1

Highlights:

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Natural
Scenic Waterways
The Lake District comprises 16 lakes, 53 tarns, and several “waters,” each possessing their own unique features. They are framed by beautiful backdrops of mountains, fells, and woodland.
Lowland Mountains
Hills or mountains in the Lake District are known by the local name of Fells. The Lakeland Fells are England's only true mountain range and though not high by world standards (ie none being much over 3000 feet or 1000 meters) they nevertheless offer a huge number of challenging and rewarding hillwalks.
Hiking and Trekking
There is a long tradition of recreational walking in the area with an exceptional network of paths and routes. Additionally there is free access to virtually all areas above the "intake wall" (ie the last wall as you climb out of the valley). The Fells offer a number of routes, including ridge-walking that limits elevation changes.
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