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Places to Visit in the Lake District

Places to Visit in the Lake District

Discover unusual places to visit in the Lake District, hidden alongside the more popular hotspots like Windermere, Ambleside, Coniston Water and Ullswater.

Here in the Lake District English Heritage have some of their most atmospheric attractions like Castlerigg Stone Circle and Ravengalss Roman Bath House, taking advantage of unique Lake District vantage points.

The National Trust was born here in the Lakes and have a wealth of properties such as the homes, farms and museums dedicated to beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter. You’ll also discover quirky period properties like the Gothic Revival castle, Wray Castle and The Bridge House in Ambleside (the smallest house teetering over a river to avoid taxes!). Visit the Lingholme Estate, Tearooms and Garden and experience Mr McGregor’s veg patch and Squirrel Nutkin’s ‘tail sails’ for real.

Quirky places to visit in the Lakes include the 30ft Bower Stone, an unusual chunk of volcanic rock with steps for visitors to climb to the top and the megalithic Cathedral-like Caverns in Langdale. These are places where memories are made and passed on from one generation to the next.

A tour of the Lake District’s grand homes and gardens will inspire and delight, whilst the animal magic at family-friendly farms, the ‘like-no-other’ Lakes Aquarium, the Peter Rabbit-themed World of Beatrix Potter attraction and theatre, super wildlife parks, pony trekking and walking with lama’s are just the ticket for exciting our youngest visitors.

Whilst enjoying these hidden gems, don’t forget Lake District highlights like a cruise on Windermere and a visit to William Wordworth’s Dove Cottage.

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10th September 2019
Things to do this October Half Term…

Magic fills the air as summer turns to autumn in the Lake District. The landscape changes from green to gold. Woods that line the iconic […]

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What’s On in the Lake District this September September is the start of a new school term and all about getting back into routines. Not […]

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Lose yourself in the Lake District mazes and take an adventure through this magical neck of the woods… Lakeland Maze Farm Swap your Lakelovers map […]

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Things to do this October Half Term…

Magic fills the air as summer turns to autumn in the Lake District. The landscape changes from green to gold. Woods that line the iconic […]

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Lakelovers September Guide

What’s On in the Lake District this September September is the start of a new school term and all about getting back into routines. Not […]

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Lake District Mazes and Outdoor Adventures

Lose yourself in the Lake District mazes and take an adventure through this magical neck of the woods… Lakeland Maze Farm Swap your Lakelovers map […]

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A Guide to Castles In The Lake…

Lowther Castle & Gardens Experience your very own Hogwarts for the day! A real treasure waiting to be discovered in the magical Lake District. Let […]

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Potions and Treats of the Lake District

The Lakes Distillery The Lake District exudes magic and inspiration from all corners of its landscape. A landscape that cast a spell on the whisky […]

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Lake District Beasts and Where to Find…

Predator Experience Walking with Wolves – no not Werewolves, but an experience just as exhilarating!  A journey that takes you through the beautiful Lake District […]

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