Lake District National Park

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Lake District

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

The Swan at Grasmere
The Swan at Grasmere
3 out of 5
Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is ¥13,739 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grasmere Garden Village, Helm Crag, and St Oswald's Church. Wordsworth Museum and Dove ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (356 reviews)
"Stayed two nights for the Fred Whitton sportive in Grasmere. Lovely inn with great welcome, comfortable room and great breakfast. Stayed here earlier in the year and our satisfaction with our stay prompted us to rebook for the Fred weekend in September. We would be likely to return here for future ..."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

The Swan at Grasmere
Traveller's Rest Inn
Traveller's Rest Inn
4 out of 5
Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is ¥16,653 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Situated in Ambleside, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grasmere Garden Village, Helm Crag, and St Oswald's Church. Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (206 reviews)
"Lovely location and easy walk into Grasmere. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent. Due to the Covid restrictions the rooms were not able to be serviced each day and were a little dusty, but the Inn was short staffed so that was perhaps understandable. On the whole we had ..."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Traveller's Rest Inn
Rothay Garden Hotel
Rothay Garden Hotel
4 out of 5
Broadgate, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is ¥19,637 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (103 reviews)
"biggest problem for us was lack of lift.lots stairs to first floor."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Rothay Garden Hotel
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Great Langdale Bunkhouse Hostel
Great Langdale Bunkhouse Hostel
1 out of 5
Great Langdale, Ambleside, England
The price is ¥6,938 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Great Langdale Bunkhouse Hostel
Traveller's Rest Inn
Traveller's Rest Inn
4 out of 5
Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is ¥16,653 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Traveller's Rest Inn
Rothay Garden Hotel
Rothay Garden Hotel
4 out of 5
Broadgate, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is ¥19,637 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Rothay Garden Hotel
The Swan at Grasmere
The Swan at Grasmere
3 out of 5
Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is ¥13,739 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
The Swan at Grasmere
Little Parrock
Little Parrock
3.5 out of 5
Little Parrock Grasmere, Ambleside, England
Little Parrock
The Wordsworth Hotel
The Wordsworth Hotel
4 out of 5
Stock Lane, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is ¥24,008 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
The Wordsworth Hotel
Victorian House Hotel
Victorian House Hotel
3 out of 5
Broadgate, Ambleside, England
The price is ¥16,514 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
Victorian House Hotel
Moss Grove Organic
Moss Grove Organic
5 out of 5
B5287, Grasmere, Ambleside, Ambleside, England
The price is ¥19,290 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
Moss Grove Organic
New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
3 out of 5
Great Langdale, nr. Ambleside, Ambleside, England
The price is ¥22,204 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
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