Touring holidays in the Lake District

The Lake District - one of the most unique and breath-taking places in the entire United Kingdom offers a wonderful location for a touring holiday.. William Wordsworth himself, a resident in the area for much of his life, called it: ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’. It’s nature in full flourish, teeming with wildlife, and countryside as green and as lush as the freshest spring grass. It has everything: dramatic valleys, gushing streams and rivers, majestic mountains and the most gorgeous expanses of open water. Sprinkled with utterly charming little villages and towns which offer a slice of ‘real England’, and blessed with some of the most luxurious boutique hotels and the finest restaurants in the country, we really can’t recommend the Lake District enough.

Numerous authors were beguiled by the landscape and visiting their houses tells of life in their time in the area. Some have remarkable gardens, others exhibit an Arts and Crafts flavour. We like to include a lake cruise in our itineraries, a high pass with breath-taking views, an isolated cosy inn, a local bakery and maybe a chat with a hill farmer. There’s just so much to explore!

Our Lake District highlights

Ullswater Steamer

These wonderful steamboats have been ferrying passengers around Ullswater for over 150 years with one believed to be the world’s oldest working passenger vessel.

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Dove Cottage

Wordsworth’s home in Grasmere from 1799 - he called it - ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’ - enough said!

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One of the best preserved sections of Hadrian’s Roman Wall, Vindolanda gives a spine tingling insight into life in a garrison outpost 2,000 years ago.

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Three Shires Inn

Set in the beautiful Little Langdale Valley, this traditional stone inn is definitely worth a stop as you pass through the valley with its river, tarns and quarries.

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Sailing on Lake Windermere

Taking the ferry home or watching the sunset from the shore on Lake Windermere has got to be the perfect way to end any day.

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Brantwood House

The Lake District has provided inspiration for many artists and writers including John Ruskin the influential Victorian thinker who spent his last years at Brantwood.

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