Why is the Lake District so popular? Travel Guide

Why is the Lake District so popular? Travel Guide

Why is the Lake District so popular? Travel Guide

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The 2,292 square kilometre area is known for the variety and contrast of its landscape. The diversity of this unique terraine is exemplified in the spectacular high fells and rocky crags as well as the lush green dales. Not to mention the wonderfully peaceful long still lakes. Clustered in valleys and dotted around and about are the lively villages and quiet hamlets which contribute the nostalgic feel of this magical place.

If you are fit, there is some of the best cycling and walking to be had in this area of England. There are interesting walks along several different trails and cycling is popular along the many cycle paths. Bear in mind that the roads get very busy around summer time. In the winter the high fells can become impassable due to snow etc.

7 Best Places to Visit in the Lake District (England):

1. The South Central Lakes


The South Central Lakes  (England)

The South Central Lakes contains many areas worth visiting, including many especially picturesque lakes. The names of these lakes are familiar to us all, evoking fond memories and providing visitors with both energetic and restful pursuits.

2. Western Lakes and Fells

Western Lakes and Fells (England)

The peace and serenity of the Western Lakes and Fells provide a backdrop of breath-taking beauty for the dramatic coastline with its long sandy beaches and spectacular cliffs. Here you will find the legendary gems of England's highest mountain - Scafell Pike (977m), deepest lake - Wastwater (86m), smallest church - St Olafs, longest sunsets and biggest liar.


3. Keswick and the Northern Lakes


Keswick and the Northern Lakes (England)

Keswick retains the attractive look of a small traditional market town, and weekly stalls still revolve around moot hall (market) that dominates the city centre. Despite it's small size, Keswick contains a variety of indoor and outdoor attractions far wider than you might expect.


 4. Grange-over-sands

Grange-over-sands (England)

To the east, on the Cartmel Peninsula, you can discover the tranquillity of Grange-over-sands, an Edwardian seaside resort with a 1.5 miles, traffic-free promenade, ornamental gardens and guided walks.

5. Holker Hall

Holker Hall the Lake District (England)

Nearby Holker Hall, the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish, features award-winning gardens, Lakeland Motor Museum and National Falconry Centre.

6. Lake District Peninsula's


6. Lake District Peninsula's

This is an area rich in heritage with a wonderful range of family attractions and the mildest climate in the North of England, providing a marvellous experience for all ages.

At Lakeside, the 'steamers' from Ambleside and Bowness connect with the steam railway to Haverthwaite. By the lake shore, is the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes, with the UK's largest collection of freshwater fish and a chance to see otters at work, rest and play. Close by, is the Stott Park Bobbin Mill, a living museum of the area's industrial heritage and, across the lake, the National Trust's Fell Foot Country Park, with 18 acres of lawn stretching down to the water's edge.