The Lake District in Cumbria is a stunning place of pristine lakes ringed by an undulating landscape of fells and valleys, tucked away in the far northwest of England. The picturesque mountainous expanse stretches for over almost 1,000 sq miles, with green rolling countryside in between. It’s a popular spot with ramblers, hikers, and lovers of the great outdoors.

The Lake District has had a defining impact on many artists and thinkers. It’s the place where poet William Wordsmith was inspired by golden daffodils dancing in the breeze. And it’s where Beatrix Potter conjured up an idyllic world of flower-laden gardens and quaint cottages for her Peter Rabbit books.

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Where & what to eat in Lake District National Park

  • 10 Great Restaurants in the Lake District

    This guide to great restaurants in the Lake District highlights some of the best fine-dining opportunities and local dining spots in the area. The Lake District is known for its stunning views and abundant nature so, of course, we'll show you excellent eateries serving local cuisine with beautiful views. You can find several Michelin-starred and award-winning restaurants in the Lake District’s...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Lake District National Park

  • 12 Unique Shopping Experiences in the Lake District

    The Lake District is better known as a destination for hiking than shopping, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to buy. While you won’t find high street fashion in the national park’s tiny towns and villages, there’s an outstanding array of truly unique shopping experiences in the Lake District, with great local goods sold by remarkably popular independent shops. You won't...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Lake District National Park

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in the Lake District

    The best things to do after dinner in the Lake District include watching top-notch theatre performances, enjoying live music, and laughing your socks off with standup comedians. You can also drive to a remote valley to stargaze beneath a dark sky and even spend the night in a haunted castle. The Lake District is a popular destination for outdoorsy types thanks...

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