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Self Catering In The Lake District

Self catering in the Lake District is an ideal way to take a holiday, as you get to do what you want when you want without conforming to any schedules for meals and other activities that have been set out for you.

The Lake District is a large rural area in the North West of England and is England’s biggest National Park. It is of course famous for its lakes and mountains and these contribute to its almost infinite number of fantastic views.

Among the most popular towns and places are Keswick, Bowness-on-Windermere, Coniston Water, Buttermere and Derwent Water and the whole of the area is a walker’s dream with many opportunities to ramble.

There are lots of restuarants, cafes and pubs to enjoy meals out or a drink among the picturesque landscapes. If you’re keen to see as many places as possible, you won’t be disappointed and there are plenty of things to do. Here’s just a few attractions of many:

Coniston Boating Centre

Hire a rowing boat or, if you don’t fancy rowing, an electric one. Plus, kayaks, dinghys and canoes are available for hire.

Miles without Stiles

For people with limited mobility, there are 39 routes to take across the National Park without the hazards and obstacles such as stiles so often found on walking routes.

Windermere Lake Cruises

A choice of boat trips on Lake Windermere for you to see more of the lake than you would by any other means. The choice includes varying trip durations like 45 minutes, 3 hours, 1 day ‘Freedom of the Lake’ and even a 3 day ticket. The trips are made by traditional boats or steam boats.

Cars of the Stars Motor Museum

Based in Keswick, this fascinating attraction takes cars from film and television and puts them on view in the context of the film set that they were in; so there is a battlefield set if the car and the star were in a war film and so on.

The World Of Beatrix Potter

This one speaks for itself; the only one of its kind in Europe. Every single tale is brought to life in an immersive experience.

Lakes Aquarium

Fish, seals, otters and more including a virtual dive bell.

The Lake District is one of those places people will visit on more than one occasion or holiday there year after year because of it’s beauty and attractions. Self catering in the Lake District is an affordable, flexible option for many people.

You can find out more information at these Lake District National Park and Lake District Tourist Information websites.