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Things to do in England's Lake District

Updated on January 20, 2017

A guide to some of the wonderful things to do in England's Lake District

England's Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Poets love the Lakes, and William Wordsworth, one of the most famous poets ever, lived at Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District. I live just 1 mile away from Wordsworth's home, Dove Cottage. In fact William Wordsworth once owned my home, White Moss House. He bought the house in the 1830s for his son, Willie, and the Wordsworth family owned my home until the 1930s.

I'm using my personal knowledge of England's Lake District to point you to some of the things to do on a visit to the Lake District.

Some people visit the Lake District for the hiking, walking, sailing and the many other outdoor activities that this area of great lakes and mountains provides.

Others visit the area because they love the poetry of William Wordsworth and the Romantic poets.

People also visit Lakeland because they love Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter, and want to see Beatrix Potter's home at Hilltop, Sawrey.

Maybe you want to see the home of John Ruskin, the great 19th century artist, poet, author and philosopher, at Brantwood, Coniston. This page will guide you to all of these places.

The Lake District National Park is one of the most visited areas in the UK. I hope you will find this Information site helpful.

I'm lucky to live in the Lakes, and I'm happy to share my personal knowledge with you.

(Lake District photo thanks to David Wills, and Cumbria Tourism, copyright protected )

Finding your Lake District Accommodation - Information to help you find the best accommodation for your visit.

The Lake District can offer visitors a wide choice of accommodation, - luxury hotels with Michelin starred restaurants ,great Guest houses and B & Bs, self catering cottages, hostals, camp sites- whatever you are looking for the Lakes can provide.

So much choice can be daunting for the visitor, so here is my insider's guide on how to find the best accommodation to meet your needs.

My top recommendation would be- stay in our Grasmere holiday cottage, Brockstone Grasmere Cottage. We're on Facebook- you can find our lakes holiday cottage page on Facebook here

For the best choice to the wide variety of accommodation in the Lake District, check out the GoLakes website. This is the official website of Cumbria Tourism ( the Lakes are in the county of Cumbria0. Find the link below.

How about staying in our cottage?

Our holiday cottage. Lovely!

We own this wonderful place to stay in the Lakes to stay in the Lake District. It's called "Brockstone" after Mr Brock, the badger. Find out more here.

Brockstone Holiday Cottage Grasmere
Brockstone Cottage has the most amazing views over Rydal Water and the Lake District mountains, and you can rent this holiday cottage for your Lake District ...

My favorite guide books to buy or read online for accommodation in the Lake District and the UK

Lake District accommodation can be found in these books.

Lake District Guide Books from Amazon

Find England's Lake District on this map.

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A markerGrasmere LA22 9SE -
Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22, UK
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Grasmere, my home, in the heart of England's Lake District.

B markerLA22 9SF -
Ambleside, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9SF, UK
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Brockstone Grasmere Holiday Cottage. You can rent this cottage with amazing views- just contact me !

The Lake District National Park - England's Lake District is a National Park

The Lake District National Park is a treasured natural resource.

The LDNPA manage the park, and also organise events and guided walks. It is the work of the Lake District National Park Authority that helps to keep this wonderful area looking so beautiful.

Locals may complain that they are not allowed to stick up sign, or build whatever they like, but that is why this area stays so unspoiled.

Top 10 Lakes in the Lake District
The Lake District , in North West England,is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I'm lucky- I live in Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District....

Wordsworth's Lake District.
I live in a house owned by William Wordsworth, close to Dove Cottage Grasmere where Wordsworth wrote his most famous poems, including "Daffodils" ....

Whitemoss rainy day tips for the Lake District - What to do on a rainy day in the Lake District

"No rain , no lakes" . Yes, The Lake District has a high annual rainfall .

Not everyone wants to hike the hills, sail on the lakes, or do outdoorsy things every day.

These are my favorite non-sporty things to do in the Lake District. Visit historic houses! All are indoors, and are great things to do if the weather is bad.

Lake District Information- more historic houses to visit - More great visits from lake District Information

Blackwell is one of my favorite houses, but the Lake District has lots of great houses to visit,many of which aslo have great gardens

Traditional Lake District Food
Traditional Lake District Food is spicy and distinctive. Lake District recipes as we now know developed in the 18th century ,when exotic spices, fruits and...

Rydal Water Walk.
This walk round the lovely lake of Rydal Water, in England's Lake District, takes most people about 2 hours. It takes in some of the most beautiful scenery i...

Things to do in Ambleside,English Lake District
Ambleside is a village in Cumbria, in England's glorious Lake District. Ambleside is the base for many Lake District activities, in the centre of the Lake Di...

Herdwick sheep , the Lake District sheep.
Herdwick sheep are the sheep of Cumbria, in the Northwest corner of England. The Lake District is the most famous part of Cumbria, loved by visitors for its ...

I'm going to be updating this Lake District information site from time to time.

If you know of anything information that I could add, or if you have any other suggestions, please leave a message.

Do you have a Lake District blog or Lake District event you would like me to add? Just leave me a message here and I'll add a link.

Our Grasmere Holiday Cottage- some photos for you


This is just the start of my Lake District information page. - Please leave a message, and come back to visit again.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I've enjoyed reading this- I'm going to the William Morris exhibition next week.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The Lake District is beautiful.