Welcome to LAKE DISTRICT travel guide, the website that tells you everything you need to know about this beautiful north west corner of England, home to the World Heritage sites of the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall.

Defined by its lakes, mountains and valleys, the Lake District is undoubtedly the best known part of Cumbria, but other distinct and alluring areas comprise England’s third largest county.

There’s the Eden Valley, with the North Pennines an almost continual backdrop to the east, the wilder countryside of the Anglo-Scottish borderlands, the west coast with its rich maritime history, the lovely western fringes of the Yorkshire Dales and the bird lover’s paradise of both Morecambe Bay and the Solway Coast.

Romans, Vikings and generations of farmers have all left their mark on Cumbria’s landscape; painters and writers have been inspired by its glory.

Explore this website and you’ll discover a wealth of attractions, great places to eat and drink and a huge choice of places to stay. So, welcome to LAKE DISTRICT travel guide. And welcome to Cumbria.

Changing pictures at the top: Buttermere, evening light on the western fells, William Wordsworth’s old home of Rydal Mount, Arnside viaduct and the Kent estuary, a Herdwick sheep at Dunnerdale (Duddon Valley), ‘fly past’ at Windermere, Hadrian’s Wall near Birdoswald, Alcock Tarn above Grasmere, Grizedale Forest sculpture.

41 great reasons to visit the Lake District / Cumbria

Discover Ambleside

Central Lake District

Grasmere Lake District

The South Lake District

Ullswater, Eden Valley, North Pennines

Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cartmel

The South Lake District

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