Visiting The Lake District This Summer

If you want to visit the Lake District at its busiest, buzziest, and in full bloomiest, then come in summer.

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Are You Visiting The Lakes This Summer?

The more popular towns and villages are alive with visitors during the Summer months, but it’s also easy to escape the crowds for a bit by venturing out to the remoter, less-visited fells and lakes to take in some of the most astonishing, jaw-dropping scenery in the country.

Or to get ‘lost’ exploring the sights, sounds, and smells in a Lakeland forest.

Do it all or do nothing – it’s your holiday.

There’s far too much going on to include everything, but we’ve pulled together a few ideas to help you make the most of your summer stay in the Lake District. Let the adventures begin…

6 Walks From Grasmere

6 Walks From Grasmere

If you’re staying in or near Grasmere – lucky you – you won’t have to get in the car to start enjoying the breathtaking scenery on your doorstep.

Visit a castle in the Lake District

Visit a castle in the Lake District

Everyone loves a castle, right? From ramshackle ruins to still lived-in magnificence, Cumbria has its fair share of impressive fortifications to visit.

Longer days and warmer evenings, here we come!

Summer is the time to make the most of the longer days and warmer evenings and take in beer, food, and music festivals, and Cumbria’s county shows.

Explore historic houses and see dazzling floral displays in their vibrant gardens. Soak up some history and culture in a fascinating museum.

Bag a few Wainwrights – there are 214 to go at. Hit the warmer waters, go wild swimming or stand-up paddle boarding. Or take it easier with a cruise on a lake in a traditional steamer. Maybe even leave the car behind for a day and enjoy an open-top bus ride through the spectacular landscape?

Lake District Summer Events

Upcoming Summer Events
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Where can I stay for my summer break in the Lake District?

Majestic mountains, ancient woodlands, inviting lakes, quaint villages, fascinating history, stone circles, the Lake District has it all and, with our wide selection of Lake District Cottages, whether there’s two of you or ten of you, we have cottages that make the perfect base for whatever you want to do and wherever you want to go.

So, if you’re looking for adventure, a romantic getaway, family fun, or peace, quiet and solitude, get in touch and we’ll help you find the right base for your stay.

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6 Walks From Grasmere

6 Walks From Grasmere

If you’re staying in or near Grasmere – lucky you – you won’t have to get in the car to start enjoying the breathtaking scenery on your doorstep.

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