Your first visit to the Lake District

If you are longing for a break away from the hustle and bustle of the city then spending some time at the beautiful Lake District is highly recommended!


It’s easy to see why this mountainous region is among the most popular places to visit in the UK. With the wide range of activities and attractions, paired with the area’s natural beauty, it’s easy to see why the Lake District experience remains such a popular choice.


Planning for Your Lake District Trip


Whether you want to cycle, swim, walk or just relax, there’s plenty of options on offer in the Lake District!


If you feel overwhelmed by the choice of options when visiting the Lake District, don’t worry, just read our guide below to find out some of the best places to visit and the most worthwhile things to do in one of the most beautiful places in England.


Day One


The Lake District certainly has plenty to offer but arguably the main attraction would be the beautiful lakes in the region. One of the most popular activities is to enjoy the fantastic scenery onboard a lake cruise vessel.


A good starting point would be to head to Windermere and take a trip around Lake Windermere. Windermere is the largest natural lake in both the Lake District and England. Windermere stretches 11 miles in length and almost 1 mile at its widest point.


The Lake Districts most popular holiday resort, Bowness-on-Windermere, can be found along Windermere. This resort attracts a lot of boating and watersport activity including windsurfing and sailing.


Bowness-on-Windermere is a very popular spot for visitors with many shops, bars, restaurants, and cafes to visit. If you want to stay there are lots of Hotels and Guest Houses in Bowness-on-Windermere available to meet any budget from large Spa Hotels to small bed and breakfasts, all offering their own charm.


Day Two


Take a visit to Keswick, a market town in the district with medieval roots and located near the beautiful Derwent Water. As one of the best towns in the Lake District, you can try out different trail options to experience the stunning views of the lake and mountains.


Friars Craig, in particular, is perfect for newcomers—it is wheelchair accessible and has a car park and toilet facilities. Besides appreciating the natural evergreen during the day, you can also gaze at the countless stars at night.


If you enjoy walking we recommend exploring Grisedale Pike, an intermediate walk that could take up to four hours to complete.


Day Three


After spending the previous day walking, your last day is perfect for spending some peace and quiet. At Ambleside, you can learn about the region’s history and check out historical landmarks, such as Beatrix Potter’s farmhouse.


Beatrix Potter’s farmhouse is adorned with beautiful greenery, its natural beauty carefully preserved over the decades.




The Lake District is one of the best places to take a break and get some much-needed R & R, but planning can be daunting if you are new to the region. Hopefully, we have helped to point you in the right direction. We are confident you’re sure to have an unforgettable adventure!


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