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The North West of England is well known for the Lake District National Park which is home to Ullswater, England’s most beautiful lake. It is England’s second largest lake and sits admist the splendour of some of the finest fells Lakeland has to offer. You can take frequent river cruises along the Ullswater Lake with the Ullswater Steamers – something we definitely recommend when staying with us here at Whitbarrow.

England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, also lies within the Lake District along with England’s largest Lake Windermere. The Lake District is home to Britain’s wettest place, Seathwaite which receives about 140 inches of rain per year!!

The area offers some of the best walking around, including access to nearby fells which includes Helvellyn. The beautiful scenic countryside around offers a vast variety of walks from short walks to challenging hill walks. Please ask at reception for information regarding organised walks and tours or routes you can follow of you own accord. You can also take the Lake District by two wheels and hire a bike from various locations around the area.

This beautiful location has featured in many children’s books and novels such as Beatrix Potter, with Keswick having a museum dedicated to the Potter tales.  English author and journalist Authur Ransom also used the Lake District as the setting for his well-known Swallows and Amazons series of children's books about the school-holiday adventures. A few of the many reasons its known for being one of the most sought after best UK holiday destinations. 

There are many towns and villages around the Lake District, including Penrith, Keswick and Pooley Bridge, each having their own character and charm, boasting different places to shop and eat, enjoying the local produce.

The Lake District has a vast number of tourist attractions such as the Pencil Museum, Rookin House Activity Centre, Keswick Climbing Wall and the Rheged Centre. We have the perfect accommodation types for you to enjoy the spender the Lakes have to offer.