Holidays in the Lake District

For hills and lakes

Holiday cottages in the Lake District

 The Lake District is one of the United Kingdom’s fifteen National Parks and is an area bestowed with both natural beauty and historical treasures within its boundary of 800 square miles.  The complex geology of the underlying rock was moulded into its current appearance by glaciers resulting in deep U shaped valleys and rounded mountains that are not as angular and rugged in shape as those found in, say, Snowdonia National Park but none the less just as dramatic and beautiful.  Man has been in the area for over six thousand years leaving behind archaeological artefacts to be discovered in the present day.

The Lake District is an area immensely popular with people loving the outdoors from gentle walkers to hikers and mountain climbers. There are a range of walks of all abilities to be found in the area. Mountain walking experience is essential for safety’s sake if planning your own walks but enquiries at the nearest tourist office will yield a list of walks led by qualified guides. Hiking gear can be bought in Keswick and Ambleside where there is an abundance of shops selling this at reasonable prices.

Take a look at this selection of good quality holiday cottages in the Lake District in north west England for a comfortable base for an amazing outdoor experience.

You don't have to be a serious walker to enjoy the hills and lakes, there are plenty of ways to tour the Lake District without too much effort; drive and stop to enjoy the views at intervals, sail across the lakes in boats, book organised tours on coaches.

The Lake District is geared up for visitors. There is a good choice of accommodation, places to eat and entertainment. The only way to find out why so many people take their holidays in the Lake District is to try it yourself and head for the hills.

Popular places to visit in the Lake District  that tourists flock to:


Dog owners, going on holiday with their dog may wish to read a little about dogs welcome cottages in the Lake District.

 The Lake District is not only for walkers although much is geared to walkers and plenty of self-catering accommodation for walkers is available. However, many people prefer a gentle amble purely to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the lakes take holidays in the Lake District. Read about renting a cottage with lake views or cottages for romantic breaks or remote cottages or secluded cottages for that complete getaway.  Cumbria and the Lakes also appeals to families for the summer holiday and there is no better family holiday accommodation than a good quality holiday cottage. Find out more about family summer cottage breaks in the Lake District.  Cumbria offers a coastline and beaches as well as hills and lakes. There is literally something for everyone of all ages in the Lakes.

There are those special times of year such as Christmas and New Year when people like to make the most of any holidays from work. The Lake District can be very beautiful at this time, there are various festive events and activities for tourists. Find out more about Christmas and New Year cottage holidays in the Lake District.