Lake District Holidays & Attractions

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Paradise is here on Earth and you can find it at England’s Lake District. Located at the northern part of England, this strip of natural beauty contains mighty terrains, crystal-clear lakes and lush fields that have captivated tourists from all parts of the world. It was also the birthplace of the Romantic Movement of
English literature for William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge came from this area.

If a memorable holiday is what you are looking for, you don’t have to look further than the Lake District. The area offers many tourist attractions and recreational activities that will keep you coming back for more. It is the perfect spot where nature blends with art, history weds with heritage and sight mixes well with sound.

One of the more popular places to visit in the Lake District is the Lake District National Park and it can be found within the heart of the Lake District. The Lake District National Park is one of the fourteen national parks in the United Kingdom and it includes all of the territories up to 3000 feet above sea level.

At this national park, you can scale Scafell Pike which is the highest peak in England. Since the park includes rugged terrains, nature lovers can engage in hiking and mountain biking at Ambleside near the tip of the Windermere Lake. There are also farmland hills in the park that shows sprawling gardens and forests. You can also take a cruise through the lake at Cumbria. Cruise trips can go as short as 45 minutes to as long as three hours.

To have a nostalgic experience while cruising down the lake, you can ride The Term which has been used for about a century. With a capacity of 80 passengers, the Tern has two saloon cabins at the lower part of the cruise and a dance floor aboard. Riding the Tern will help you go back in time as to how your ancestors explore the Lake District.

Another Lake District attraction that is worth visiting is the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery which is considered as the third strangest museum in the world by Helium.com. Indeed, this museum contains strange items like the Skiddaw Musical Stones that were once played to Queen Victoria, the Napoleon’s Teacup and the rarest fish in Britain.

After a long day of sight-seeing, you can take a break from any of these Lake District hotels. In Ambleside, one of the better hotels is the Cherry Garth Hotel which gives a spectacular view of the lake.

In Keswick, you can check out the Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel which also features sports activities and facilities for the disabled.

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