The Lake District is home to some of England’s most beautiful lakes, including Lake Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, and Coniston Water. These lakes offer opportunities for boating, kayaking, swimming, and scenic cruises. The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole (map) is a notable stop for information and activities. The Lake District National Park (map), established in 1951, covers a significant portion of the region.
The region is known for its rugged fells and mountains, including Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England. The Lake District is dotted with charming villages and towns, such as Ambleside (map), Keswick (map), and Grasmere (map). These settlements offer historic architecture, quaint streets, and opportunities to explore local culture and cuisine.
Location & Access: The Lake District is accessible by train, with several stations serving the region, including Windermere, Kendal, and Penrith. ⇒ Information about public transport.