Where should I stay in Lake District with kids?

Family Friendly Hotels in the Lake District

  • Ambleside - Rothay Manor Hotel. ...
  • Windermere - Low Wood Bay Hotel. ...
  • Borrowdale / Derwentwater - The Lodore Falls Hotel. ...
  • Newby Bridge / Windermere - The Swan Hotel & Spa. ...
  • Bassenthwaite nr Keswick - The Castle Inn Hotel. ...
  • Kirkby Lonsdale - Whoop Hall Hotel and Leisure. ...
  • Near Bowness on Windermere - The Damson Dene Hotel.

What can families do in the Lake District?

Things to do for families and children

  • Brockhole on Windermere. ...
  • Lake District National Park. ...
  • Coniston Boating Centre. ...
  • Take a boat cruise. ...
  • Child and buggy-friendly walks. ...
  • The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. ...
  • Take a bus ride. ...
  • Grizedale Forest.

What is the best time of year to visit the Lake District?

Depends what you want to do, weatherwise over the years we've probably had the best weather in May/June and September/October. The Lake District is a year round destination for many people but the busiest periods will be the summer months, public holidays and when the schools are on half-term breaks.

What is the best area to stay in the Lake District?

Lake District B+Bs offer the perfect affordable opportunity to enjoy the National Park with some lovely home comforts. With many properties in Windermere, Keswick, Ambleside and beyond offering dinner, bed and breakfast deals there's no need to look any further when planning a break in the Lakes.

What is the most beautiful part of the Lake District?

The 10 Most Beautiful Spots in the Lake District

  • Grasmere. Natural Feature. Add. ...
  • Kendal Castle. Historical Landmark. Add. ...
  • Ambleside. Natural Feature. Add. ...
  • Kirkstone Pass. Natural Feature. Add. ...
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle. Archaeological site. Add. ...
  • Shap Abbey. Church. Add. ...
  • Tarn Hows. Hiking Trail. Add. ...
  • Scafell Pike. Natural Feature. Add.

How many days do you need in Lake District?

We drove up early on a Saturday morning, staying just one night, but I'd highly recommend spending 2 nights in the Lake District and 3 full days (at least) to get a good feel for the area and take some longer hikes around different areas.

Do you need a car in Lake District?

From trains and buses to bikes and boats, it turns out you really can visit the Lake District without a car! I've just returned from an exciting car-free adventure in England's beautiful Lake District. It was my second time in the region.

Do you need hiking boots for Lake District?

Yes, boots are definitely an essential. You can quickly ruin expensive trainers walking through farmland. Boots also provide the support and grip you need as the footpaths can be very uneven, and also slippery after rain.

Can you live in the Lake District?

4. How many people live in the Lake District? Just over 40,000 people live in the Lake District National Park. For comparison, 1.

Is the Lake District expensive?

The Lake District is the costliest national park in which to buy a house compared to the surrounding county in the whole of England and Wales. In the Lakes it costs more than twice as much (105%) to buy a house than in wider Cumbria – £364,200 compared to £117,800.

Is the Lake District a good place to live?

The cost of living in the Lake District is comparatively inexpensive, and reassuringly, Cumbria is one of the safest places to live, with relatively low levels of crime compared to other areas across the UK.

Is the Lake District free?

The Lake District National Park is open to the public at all times.

Can you walk anywhere in the Lake District?

There are 1,913 miles of public right of way across the Lake District National Park. These mainly consist of footpaths, bridleways (which can be used by cyclists and horse riders) and permissive paths where the landowner has agreed that the public can cross the land.

Where do you stay in lakes?

Best towns to stay in the Lake District

  • Hawkshead. Best for: Culture and charm. Image source: Lakedistrict.gov. ...
  • Keswick. Best for: Museums and shopping. Image source: Lakedistrict.gov. ...
  • Grasmere. Best for: History and calm. Image source: Lakedistrict.gov. ...
  • Coniston. Best for: Walking and climbing. Image source: Lakedistrict.gov. ...
  • Cartmel. Best for: Quiet and calm.

Can you drink the water in the Lake District?

Animals have access to lakes and streams in the mountains, so it is advisable not to drink the water unless it has been purified. ... There are many areas in the Lake District where you will not get a signal for your mobile phone. You should never rely on just your mobile phone in the mountains.

Is Lake Windermere safe to swim in?

Swimming is very accessible in the Lake District; you can swim in any of the Lakes with the exceptions of those that are reservoirs or are privately owned. More adventurous wild swimmers will also want to head to the mountain tarns for a more wild or remote experience.

Can you swim in Lake Windermere?

Windermere. Windermere is probably the most famous lake in the Lake District and is one of the first places people associate with open water swimming thanks to events like the Great North Swim. This is the longest natural lake in England and Chill Swim and Swim The Lakes offer guided swims of the full length.

Can you swim in Grasmere?

With the exception of the private land around the north basin (not to mention the swans and weeds – more on these later) there are plenty of easy opportunities for a swim around Grasmere.

What is Cockermouth famous for?

Cockermouth is famous for its association with various historical people - notably the poet William Wordsworth and the mutineer Fletcher Christian, both of whom were born in or near the town.

How cold is Lake Windermere?

15-16 degrees C

Is Lake District Dog Friendly?

The Lake District is one of the best places in the UK to take your dog, thanks to its wide range of open spaces and pet-friendly attractions, eateries and accommodation. Whether you have one little handbag dog or a pack of large hounds, we have holiday cottages that can welcome up to four pups at a time.

Where should I stay with my dog in the Lake District?

Dog friendly hotels in the Lake District

  • Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa. Derwentwater, Keswick. Dogs can stay in most bedrooms. ...
  • Inn on the Lake. Glenridding, Ullswater. Dogs can stay in 15 bedrooms. ...
  • Inn on the Square. Keswick. ...
  • Borrowdale Hotel. Borrowdale, nr Keswick. ...
  • Skiddaw Hotel. Keswick. ...
  • Kings Arms Hotel. Keswick.

Are dogs allowed on Windermere Lake Cruises?

Dogs travel for free on all Windermere Lake Cruises' scheduled cruises and they even get their own ticket. All we ask is that they are well-behaved and kept on a lead at all times. ... Dogs are allowed on our Summer Evening Buffet Cruise, but this cruise is 2½ hours in length and there are no dog toilets on board.

Are dogs allowed in Lakeland Windermere?

Tranquil lakes including the enchanting Windermere, Ullswater and Bassenthwaite are surrounded by glorious countryside and mountains, making this wonderful dog-friendly area the ideal location for taking your hounds on holiday.

What shops are there in Windermere?

These places are best for shopping in Windermere:

  • Thuline Studio - Gallery.
  • Cookhouse Gallery.
  • Lakeland.
  • Lakeland Potteries.
  • The Northern Line.

Are Lakeland shops open?

In line with government guidelines, all of our stores are now closed. However, we're still here for you with our online shop and our helpful, customer services team. As we're sure you can appreciate, these are uncertain times and the situation is constantly changing, but we will do our best to keep you up to date.

Is Muncaster Castle dog friendly?

Being a genuinely dog friendly attraction, furry friends are very welcome in the gardens of Muncaster and are admitted without charge as long as they are accompanied by a responsible owner who keeps them on a lead and 'scoops the poop'.

Is Muncaster Castle open?

Open daily to the public for viewing.

Is Lakeland open during lockdown?

All our stores are temporarily closed. All of our stores are currently closed, but you can still get everything you need online. And if you need a hand, just call our friendly Customer Services team on .

Are Lakeland doing click and collect?

When you place an eligible order, you will be offered the Free Click & Collect service at the checkout. Available from most Lakeland stores in the UK, we will suggest your nearest store(s), or you can select an alternative if you prefer, and deliver your order to your chosen store ready for you to collect.