5 Reasons To Visit The Lake District In 2017

5 Reasons To Visit The Lake District In 2017

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city living for a little while, your first thought may be to head abroad, but you should definitely consider a staycation in the Lake District instead.

Visitors to the Lakes tend to fall in love and return time and time again, as the area just has so much to offer. If you need convincing, here are 5 reasons why the Lake District should be on your list of places to visit in 2017.

Scenery

As an area of outstanding natural beauty, there are mountains, lakes, and stunning views to be enjoyed where ever you turn, as well as plenty of wildlife.

Whether you enjoy keeping active by walking or cycling or simply want to relax surrounded by beautiful scenery, you can do so amidst the beauty of nature and return home feeling revitalized.

Events

As well as there being plenty to see in the Lake District, there is always plenty to do, too! It’s a great place to visit at any time of year, but why not plan a trip to coincide with the famous Appleby Horse Fair, or perhaps the Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival?

For fans of the great outdoors, the Keswick Mountain Festival in June is well worth a visit, with outdoor activities, sporting events, music, and speakers.

Accommodation

The Lake District is a popular destination, and as a result, there are fantastic accommodation options for everybody.

For family trips, a holiday park such as Fell End in the Southern Lakes would be perfect, as there are plenty of facilities to enjoy such as a leisure complex, and it is situated perfectly for outdoor adventures.

If you want to be close to nature, a camping trip could be perfect. The National Trust has details of the different camping sites in the Lake District on their website here.

For real luxury in the heart of the Lakes, Lake District Country Hotels offer accommodation with history and charm. The comfy beds, crisp linen, and stunning views make for the perfect romantic getaway!

Food

For the serious foodie, the Lake District has a great deal to offer. Boasting four Michelin Star restaurants, there are certainly great options when it comes to fine dining. Take your pick from The Samling, L’Enclume, The Forest Side or Gilpin Restaurant.

There are also a great many fantastic independent cafes if that is more your thing, such as Windermere’s Homeground Coffee + Kitchen, and The Rattle Gill Cafe in Ambleside is a favourite with vegetarians.

Culture

You don’t have to be into hiking to enjoy a stay in the Lakes. There is a rich cultural scene, and the area is steeped in history.

Poetry lovers can enjoy spending time in the part of the world that William Wordsworth loved the most, and take in the scenery that inspired much of his writing. You can even pay a visit to Wordsworth House and Garden, which was his childhood home.

Or why not head to Keswick and watch a production at the Theatre by the Lake?

If you need to take a break, there is no better place to do so than the Lake District, so we hope this has given you some inspiration for your next trip!

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