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Lake District National Park
Vacation Travel Guide

From the heights of Skiddaw to the depths of Wastwater, Lake District weekend breaks comprise the best of England’s green and pleasant land.

Spanning more than 2,000 square kilometres, Lake District holidays wrap up the country’s finest natural attractions in a pretty bow. Lake Windermere, for instance, is the Lake District’s largest lake and one of the most spectacular of its kind. With winding woodland trails, deep fells and azure waters, it’s no surprise that this natural wonder is a popular stop-over point for visitors in the region.

For panoramic views, you’ll want to lace up your walking boots and scramble to the top of Scafell Pike. At 978 metres tall, this is the country’s highest mountain and, on a clear day, boasts unrivalled views across the Mourne Mountain in Northern Ireland and the frosty peaks of Snowdonia in Wales – a must-see on any Lake District break.

Looking for some local entertainment on your Lake District holiday? Pocketed around the edges of the Great Lakes are quaint market towns and villages, where friendly locals and family-run restaurants offer up fantastic food and entertainment.

Two of the most popular areas in the Lake District, Keswick and Ambleside, can be found pulled up neatly beside the area’s tallest mountains – perfect for taking in breath-taking views from your doorstep.

If you’re looking to go off the beaten track on your Lake District break, you’ll want to visit Grasmere. This hilly village is collared by high ground, and even has the river Rothby running beside it. In fact, so picturesque is Grasmere that William Wordsworth once described it as the “most beautiful spot man hath ever found”.

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Top Hotels Close to Lake District National Park

Low Wood Bay
Low Wood Bay
4 out of 5
Low Wood Bay, Ambleside Road, Windermere, England
The price is CA $254 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre and Lake Windermere. Ambleside Pier and Townend are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (287 reviews)

"location, location, location! As two elderly, including one very disabled, people we were well looked after, the staff were really helpful."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Low Wood Bay
Rothay Garden Hotel
Rothay Garden Hotel
4 out of 5
Broadgate, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is CA $217 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18

Situated in a national park, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grasmere Garden Village, Helm Crag, and St Oswald's Church. Wordsworth Museum and Dove ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)

"Very nice hotel. Well appointed room with large bathroom. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good with great choice of options. I would say just a bit pricey for amenities and location but likely high demand currently."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2020

Rothay Garden Hotel
Traveller's Rest Inn
Traveller's Rest Inn
4 out of 5
Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is CA $90 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Situated in Ambleside, this inn is within 1 mile (2 km) of Grasmere Garden Village, Helm Crag and St Oswald's Church. Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (177 reviews)

"Very good overnight stay in the Lake District. Good location, good food and lovely staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 8, 2020

Traveller's Rest Inn
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Low Wood Bay
Low Wood Bay
4 out of 5
Low Wood Bay, Ambleside Road, Windermere, England
The price is CA $254 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
Low Wood Bay
Rothay Garden Hotel
Rothay Garden Hotel
4 out of 5
Broadgate, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is CA $217 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
Rothay Garden Hotel
Traveller's Rest Inn
Traveller's Rest Inn
4 out of 5
Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is CA $90 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Traveller's Rest Inn
The Daffodil Hotel
The Daffodil Hotel
4 out of 5
Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is CA $256 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
The Daffodil Hotel
Victorian House Hotel
Victorian House Hotel
3 out of 5
Broadgate, Ambleside, England
The price is CA $216 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
Victorian House Hotel
YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe - Hostel
YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe - Hostel
4 out of 5
Easedale Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe - Hostel
Little Parrock, Grasmere
Little Parrock, Grasmere
Little Parrock, Grasmere, Ambleside, ENG
Little Parrock, Grasmere
The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa
The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
Stock Lane, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is CA $209 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa
Laura Ashley - The Belsfield
Laura Ashley - The Belsfield
4 out of 5
Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
The price is CA $232 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
Laura Ashley - The Belsfield
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