Places to Visit in the Lake District & Cumbria

There is probably a greater variety of things to do and places to visit in the Lake District & Cumbria than anywhere else in the UK. Discover where to go and things to do in the Lake District.

Things to do in the Lake District for Families

Including family attractions, things to do in the Lake District with children , what to do when it’s raining in the Lake District and the most popular Lake District attractions for all ages.
 

image of an animal attraction to visit in the lake district
image of a lake ferry launch on windermere which is an image link to the lake cruises of the lake district page
image of two laughing children on an icy lake district hillside which is an image link to the things to do in the lake district for kids page
image of a steam train which is an image link to the steam trains and railways to visit in the lake district and cumbria page
image of a tourist visitor centre indoor information display which is an image link to the visitor centres of the lake district page
image of holker hall and gardens which is a place to visit in the lake district and cumbria page
photo of wordsworth house museum, one of the places to visit in the lake district on the museums page
image of an illustration of peter rabbit by beatrix potter which is an image link to the beatrix potter attractions with things to do in the lake district and cumbria page
image of a portrait of william wordsworth which is an image link to the william wordsworth places to visit in the lake district and cumbria page
image of the outside of keswick theatre by the lake which is an image link to the theatres and cinemas in the lake district and cumbria page
image of an oil painting of a sailing ship which is an image link to the art galleries to visit in the lake district and cumbria page

Things to do in the Lake District landscape

Explore the mountains, fells, valleys and dales and visit the lakes and tarns of the Lake District & Cumbria. Discover hidden places to visit in the Lake District forests, woods, waterfalls, rivers and caves.
 

image of pine trees on an island reflected in derwentwater lake which is an image link to the lakes and tarns to visit in the lake district and cumbria page
image of a footpath through coniferous trees at whinlatter forest which is an image link to the forests and woods in the lake district and cumbria
image of castlerigg stone circle which is an image link to the stone circles to visit in the lake district and cumbria
image of a lake district waterfall which is an image link to the waterfalls of the lake district and cumbria
image of cathedral cave which is an image link to the natural features of the lake district and cumbria page
an aerial image of helvellyn mountain which is an image link to the  mountains of the lake district page
image of a boy sitting on a ledge looking over the borrowdale valley which is an image link to the valleys and dales places to visit in the lake district and cumbria page
image of a national trust sculpture near friar's crag on derwentwater which is an image link to the national trust places to visit in the lake district and cumbria page
image looking down on to keswick town and derwentwater lake which is an image link to the towns and villages of the lake district and cumbria page

Historic Places to Visit in the Lake District & Cumbria

There is a wealth of historic places to visit in the Lake District & Cumbria, including some of the earliest stone circles in Britain, the remains of the Roman Empire, abbeys and priories, ancient churches, castles and pele towers, through to more recent industrial history such as water mills, and mines.
 

image of roman ruins at birdoswald which is an image link to the roman remains and roman sites to visit in the lake district and cumbria page
image of the exterior of wray castle which is an image link to the castles and forts to visit in the lake district and cumbria page
image of the exterior of st oswald's church in grasmere which is an image link to the churches to visit in the lake district and cumbria page
image of the eterior of the ruins of lanercost priory which is an image link to the abbeys and priories to visit in the lake district and cumbria page
image of a pele tower which is an image link to the pele towers to visit in the lake district and cumbria page
image of a disused lime kiln which is an image link to the industrial heritage of the lake district and cumbria page
image of a mine entrance which is an image link to the mining heritage of the lake district and cumbria page
image of a mill which is an image link to the mills in the lake district and cumbria page
image of castlerigg stone circle which is an image link to the stone circles to visit in the lake district and cumbria

Visit by Area, Lake District & Cumbria

Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park which sits in the hilly centre of the county. This is the most popular with visitors however the area of Cumbria outside the National Park is becoming more popular with visitors looking for a quieter holiday. Nearly all Lake District attractions are within easy daily driving distance of anywhere in the larger area of Cumbria.

Places to Visit in the Lake District

The most popular area to visit in the Lake District is the area around Windermere. This is also known as the South Lakes and is slightly more accessible from the south of England. The area around Keswick and Derwentwater, or North Lakes, is an extremely close second in popularity.
 
The East Lakes includes the beautiful lake Ullswater and the Penrith Area. The West Lakes is pretty and unspoiled and includes the Eskdale Valley and Wastwater, voted England’s favourite view. Both the east and west Lakes are recently becoming more popular places to visit in the Lake District.
 

an aerial image of windermere lake which is an image link to the information page for the south lakes area places to visit in the lake district
image of derwentwater lake and islands which is an image link to the information page for the north lakes area places to visit in the lake district information
an aerial image of ullswater lake which is an image link to the information page for the east lakes area places to visit in the lake district
image of mountains reflected in wastwater lake which is an image link to the information page for the west lakes area places to visit in the lake district

Places to Visit in Cumbria

There are lots of things to do in the Lake District but did you know that the area outside the National Park is also beautiful, and that some of the best attractions in Cumbria can be found here?
 

image of the exterior of carlisle citadel which is an image link to the information page for the north cumbria area places to visit in
image of a street and flower baskets in kirkby lonsdale which is an image link to the information page for the south cumbria area places to visit in
image of a wide waterfall in the eden valley which is an image link to the information page for the eden valley in cumbria area places to visit information page
image of yorkshire dales landscape and the sedbergh viaduct which is a  link to the page for the yorkshire dales cumbria  area information page
an image of high cup nick in the pennines which is an image link to the information page for the north pennines in cumbria area
an image people dancing in the centre of dalton in furness which is an image link to the information page for the furness peninsular area in cumbria

 
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