Lake District Hotels

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Home to some of the most stunning and varied landscapes in Britain and a rich history, the Lake District (often just called ‘the Lakes’) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. With rugged mountains and 16 lakes to explore, the Lake District is a nature lover’s paradise!

Lake District Hotels

As the Lake District has been a popular holiday destination for decades, holidaymakers are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in the Lake District. From small inns to luxury hotels overlooking one of the region’s beautiful lakes, there is something for everyone. Bed and breakfasts, guesthouses and small hotels are the most popular accommodation types in this area and they can be found in a range of locations from a secluded farm to the heart of a town. These options are a great choice for those on a walking holiday as many are geared toward hikers as they feature drying rooms and can prepare packed lunches.

As the Lake District is incredibly popular during the summer months with visitors from the UK and beyond, be sure to book your accommodation in advance as opposed to on the day. Not only will this give you a greater choice of hotel options but it can also lead to some great savings. In addition, during the summer months, many hotels impose a minimum stay of 2 nights, especially at weekends. While this may not be an issue for many, if you are planning on hiking through the Lake District this could prove problematic.

Hiking

If you enjoy the great outdoors and walking, you will love the Lake District. Every year the area draws in thousands of keen hikers. There are plenty of trails throughout out the area, however, the most popular destinations for hiking are Ambleside and Keswick as they have the largest collection of trails. Windermere and Brant Fell are also great destinations for hikers.

If you are up for a challenge, why not take the ‘Coast to Coast Walk’ through the mountains of the area?

Museums

There are a number of great museums to visit while on holiday in the Lake District. Two of the most popular include the World of Beatrix Potter in Windermere and Grasmere’s Wordsworth Museum. Loved by families and fans alike, the World of Beatrix Potter offers a unique insight into the life of one of the Lake District’s most prolific writers and has reconstructions of scenes from her stories. The Wordsworth Museum pays tribute to the eponymous Romantic poet and has a number of well-coordinated exhibitions which explore the poet’s life and works