There’s a good reason why the Lake District is Britain’s most popular National Park. Steepling mountains and craggy fells overlook shimmering lakes, while expansive valleys stretch out for as far as the eye can see. No wonder artists, writer and poets have all been inspired by this incredible landscape for centuries.
Approximately 16 million people visit the Lake District every year. Thankfully, its considerable size means the area seldom feels overcrowded.
Outdoors enthusiasts – from hill-walkers and rock-climbers to cyclists and sailors – will find their own corner of paradise here. The more intrepid come to tackle the Wainwright Walks (the fell routes popularised by noted outdoorsman Alfred Wainwright), while historians explore Roman ruins and make pilgrimages to the former homes of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.
It’s also a firm favourite with families, thanks to the plethora of kid-friendly adventure playgrounds and outdoor activities, museums and wildlife-spotting opportunities. This truly is the great outdoors – the iPad will not be missed here.
In this section you’ll find all the info you need in order to plan your perfect Lakes getaway. For even more inspiration, check out our guide, 101 Things to do in the Lake District. And of course, we can also help if you’re looking for hotels in the Lake District – many of our listed properties offer exclusive extras for Travelzoo members.
Be prepared for anything when setting off for a day out in the Lake District. The weather can be dramatically changeable, so pack accordingly and always check the forecast. Temparatures can reach the low 20s (Celsius) in the summer months, making it a glorious time to be in the Lakes. Equally, the cold, crisp days of winter hold a magic all of their own.
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