Fancy a break from everyday life surrounded by stunning scenery? Head to the Lake District for your 2017 staycation instead of paying a fortune to get to similar scenery in far-flung places!
It’s not surprising that the Lake District has inspired countless poets and artists, with its rolling hills and expansive lakes. The Lakes offer a beautiful and romantic setting for a relaxing yet energising staycation, where you can go roaming the hills, visit country pubs and visit its historic sites.
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There’s so much to discover in the Lake District but here’s our pick of the best…
Lake Windermere is England’s most famous and largest lake and a must-visit on your staycation! The lake is ten and a half miles long and 219 foot deep, with a range of attractions, places of interest, and things to do.
Your staycation could be pretty action-packed at Windermere – go boating or sailing on the lake or hire bikes and take in the views of the stunning surrounding areas. There’s also a Lakeside steam railway for train enthusiasts.
Enjoy a picnic in Fell Foot Park, a pretty Victorian park that’s been restored beautifully where you can even hire rowing boats.
If you want a trip to a quaint English village with tea shops and stone cottages, head to Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth’s former home, Dove Cottage. You’ll also find the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery and the family’s burial place at St Oswald’s Church.
Take in the natural beauty of Central Fells with beautiful walks like Coffin Trail or Easedale Tarn. If you’re a lover of Afternoon Tea, don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in one at Faeryland Cafe. The spectacular views of Grasmere Lake will blow you away!
Home to Kendall mint cake (perfect for those with a sweet tooth) and Kendal Castle, this is a fantastic spot to explore as a family on your staycation. The ruins of the castle, which date back to the 12th century, are perched at the top of a steep hill with great views across the city and the beautiful rolling hills.
You can find out more about the castle in the Kendal museum where you’ll find a reconstruction of what it looked like before the castle became derelict in Tudor times.