Attractions and Places to Visit

As a tourist destination, the Lake District packs quite a punch – with such an amazing array of beautiful landscapes, and exciting visitor attractions to suit all tastes and ages.

England's largest National Park provides the perfect environment for a host of activities from rock climbing and parascending to more gentler activities such as a boat trip on lake Windermere, England’s longest lake. Boasting Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain, and Wastwater – England’s deepest lake 'The Lakes' offers some of the UK’s most stunning scenery, inspiring artists such as Turner and Ruskin to some of the country’s best loved writers, such as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. With such a wealth of beauty, culture and hospitality it isn’t hard to see why the Lake District remains the perfect setting to explore and enjoy.

Blackwell House

Blackwell House

Designed at the turn of the last century by the architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, this elegant house is one of England’s finest surviving examples of Arts and Crafts architecture.
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Brantwood

Brantwood

John Ruskin was one of the great polymaths of the Victorian age, dabbling in everything from philosophy and art criticism to the aesthetics of lace-making. He bought this house...
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Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage

This whitewashed cottage near Grasmere was William Wordsworth’s first home in the Lake District. He arrived in 1799, and remained here for the next nine years with his wife Dora...
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