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Lake District National Park Visitor Guide

This visitor guide to the Lake District has been compiled by ourselves with the aim to help you with your holiday stay or trip to this wonderful National Park. We have also compiled guides to the other great National Parks in Britain that can be accessed from the menu.

About the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England and covers a vast area of land. The landscape holds some of the most impressive and breath-taking views in the world with the various lakes and mountains of the park offering tremendous scenery. It is the largest of the National Parks within England and lies entirely within the county of Cumbria.

It became a National Park in 1951 in order to protect the environment and countryside within the Lake District boundaries. Some of England's highest peaks are within the Lake District. There is a wealth of wildlife in the park whilst the unpolluted lakes and rivers mean an abundance of rare species thrive in the untainted environment of the park.

You can visit the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole to gain an idea of the park's history and background. Coniston Boating Centre is also a great place to go for a day out to enjoy some outdoor activities such as sailing and boat hire.

Guided walks such as the Walk with the Romans and Walk with the Hawks are intriguing guided tours that give an insight into the historical and natural aspect of the park. With over 3,500km of rights of way the park has a huge amount of walks and cycle routes for tourists to enjoy.

The area was made synonymous with the Lake Poets of the 19th century who included William Wordsworth and Robert Southey. William Wordsworth's house is a fascinating place to visit.

The park attracts over 14 million tourists a year from all over the world. Visitors from as far as China, USA, Japan and Spain flock to the region to take in the spectacular views and soak up the uncontaminated vista. It really is one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world.

Accommodation in Lake District

The links below will display type of accommodation we have listed in and around the Lake District National Park

Apartments In Lake District

Bed and Breakfasts In Lake District

Holiday Cottages In Lake District

Static Caravans, Campsites and Holiday Parks In Lake District

Hotels In Lake District

Attractions & Heritage Sites in the Lake District

For a list of attractions & heritage sites to visit during your stay in the Lake District National Park please see our Cumbria Visitor Guide page that has a list with details about the place, location, pictures and contact information.