Gloriously breathtaking, The Lake District sits proudly in North West England in the county of Cumbria. It is the largest national park and considered one of the most scenic in the region.
Also known as the The Lakes or Lakeland, it is a premier destination by travelers not only on summer but whole year round. Whether snow or rain, the places to stay here offers spectacular view of the lakes and the mountain range thus thoroughly makes up for it. Cottages in The Lake District are especially popular to holidaymakers for they are of character, compliments the countryside, and equipped with luxury yet at available at decent rates.
If you are currently deciding where to spend your next holiday, the following reasons to visit The Lake District might just help make up your mind.
1. Lakeland’s beauty has whetted the creativity of many a famous poet and artist over the centuries. Writers of 18th and 19th century who have been inspired by the view includes William Wordsworth (explore his homes in Rydal and Grasmere), John Ruskin (stop by Coniston to see his home), Thomas de Quincey, and the most-loved children’s book author, Beatrix Potter (you can visit Hill Top, the writer-artist’s home in Hawkshead).
2. Explore the wild.The Lakes are the home to the Nesting Golden Eagles, the Red Squirrel and ducks and geese aplenty.
3. Photographic opportunity. The Lake District is comprised of 16 lakes, 53 tarns, and several “waters”. They all possess unique features and framed by glorious backdrops of mountains, fells (local for hills), manors and cottages, and woodland.
4. Other popular outdoor activities include boating and yachting, hiking, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping.
5. Experience traditional English pubs complete with traditional English ale. Savor English food at lunch and dinner time. Roast lamb is a favorite dish because there is so much sheep farming over the hills.
The Lake District is a peaceful place to spend your holidays. Locals are friendly and welcoming, always eager to suggest good places and things to do.