Places to Visit, 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 in the Lake District and what to do and see.
Lake District Attractions
Including family attractions, things to do with children in the Lake District, what to do when it’s raining in the Lake District and the most popular Lake District attractions for all ages.
Landscape to Visit in the Lake District & Cumbria
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.
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.
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. The attractions of the Lake District 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.