The English Lake District or "The Lakes" has long been a popular holiday destination, and is an ideal location for romantic breaks, easter holidays or simply for some rest and relaxation. It is treasured for its spectacular beauty. Made famous by the many great literary figures connected with the area - none more so than the poet William Wordsworth who was born in Cockermouth in 1770 and whose home for much of his life, Dove Cottage, can be visited to this day in Grasmere.
Occupying the central portion of Cumbria, the Lake District National Park covers around 700 square miles of England's most stunning scenery. Renouned for both its lakes and mountains, the region is home to both England's largest lake (Windermere) and highest mountain (Scafell Pike - 3,210 feet). Nearby Helvellyn is not far behind at 3,118 feet.
Holidays in The Lake District
The Lake District's dramatic glacial landscape is a haven for walkers and watersports enthusiasts. Well known lakes in the area besides Windermere include Derwentwater, Ullswater, Coniston, Thirlmere, Bassenthwaite Lake, Haweswater, Brotherswater and Buttermere, each of which has its own unique character and charm. For those that are here for a more relaxing break, there are numerous towns and villages to be enjoyed - there's Bowness and Windermere almost on our doorstep, of course, but also towns such as Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Kendal and Keswick that are a little further afield yet which are all well worth a visit.
The outskirts of Cumbria and the Lake District such as Carlisle, the Eden Valley, the Lake District Peninsulas of Furness and Cartmel, and Cumbria's west coast are also all worthy of visits, offering a diverse range of scenery and local attractions. It is perhaps no wonder that the Lake District is England's most popular tourist destination outside of London.
Linthwaite House Hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the Lake District and outlying areas, occupying a convenient location alongside key transport links.
Activities in the Lake District
Linthwaite House Hotel is located close to many of the Lake District's popular tourist attractions including Historic Houses, Castles and Gardens and National Trust properties. The Lake District is an ideal location for walking and cycling breaks. Please use the drop down menu at the top of this page for further details of activities in the Lake District.