5 reasons to visit the Lake District

It’s no wonder that the Lake District is one of the most popular places to visit in the UK. With its simply spectacular scenery, amazing places to eat and drink, wildlife to discover and a wealth of history and culture, the Lakes are a must-visit. Check out our top 5 reasons why you should visit the Lake District!

Its breath-taking scenery

Every inch of the Lake District is filled with magical hot spots. Enjoy great peaks, valleys and rolling hills, as well as epic bodies of water. Whether it’s for your Instagram feed or you’re an avid photographer, you won’t find much better places to capture England’s beauty than in the Lakes.

The wildlife

The Lake District is filled with an abundance of wildlife. Did you know, the endangered red squirrel is native to the Lake District’s woodlands, making it one of the last remaining places in the UK where they can still be found in the wild.

The walks

You will never run out of places to explore when you visit. There are walks galore throughout the Lakes, some tougher than others! Lace up your boots and head up a mountain for amazingly dramatic views that you will not experience anywhere else. Fancy a challenge? Make your way up Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England which stands at 978 metres tall. There are also lots of accessible walks to cater for everyone’s needs.

Food and drink

After a long day of explorations, only the most delicious food and drink will do. Hearty, home-cooked food is a must and our chefs specialise in this. There are also lots of local delicacies for you to indulge in. Grasmere Gingerbread Shop is a great place to stock up on one of the Lake District’s most famous exports!


If outdoor activities are not quite your thing, there is still plenty to see and do in the Lakes. Reminisce and relive your childhood by visiting The World of Beatrix Potter. An enchanting Lake District Attraction where Beatrix Potter’s magical tales of Peter Rabbit and his friends are brought to life in three dimensions. There are also plenty of museums and historical places to discover.

So, whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or would love to cosy up by a roaring fire, the Lake District is the place to be. There are so many reasons to visit and even better, we have four idyllic inns you can rest up in when you do!

The Ambleside Inn – Located in the heart of the town of Ambleside, this traditional Lakeland slate building (which we recently renovated) has been welcoming visitors for over 300 years.

The Pheasant, Bassenthwaite – An outstanding Bassenthwaite hotel that provides a perfect base for exploring the Lake District.

The Swan, Grasmere – Tucked beneath the dramatic fells surrounding timeless Grasmere village in the Lake District, the swan is perfectly placed to welcome walkers, outdoor lovers, or for catching up with friends and family.

The Coniston Inn – Opening soon, The Coniston Inn is located on the shores of Coniston Water with sensational lake and fell views.