Where to Stay in England´s Lake District?

Where to Stay in England´s Lake District?

The Lake District covers a huge span of 912 square miles, dotted with many beautiful English towns. For first-time travellers, it becomes overwhelming to decide the options where to stay so that they can have the best experience. The selection of a place depends on your budget and preferences. However, here is a comprehensive guide that may help you select the ideal place where you can stay while in the Lake District. There is no dearth in the number of holiday accommodation in Lake District. You can choose your accommodation based on your preference and location.


Some of the major towns in the Lake District are:

• Ambleside
• Windemere
• Keswick
• Grasmere
• Bowness-on-Windermere

From the extreme north in the Lake District to the extreme south, it is a 1.5-hour drive. So, it is possible to cover the entire area if you are staying in one of the popular towns of the region.


Ambleside, a quaint village in the Lake District has a unique treasure that makes it special. The most photographed scene in Lakeland, the 17th century old Bridge House lies in Stock Ghyll Beck of this area. Other than that Ambleside has many historic sites to enjoy.

The Stock Ghyll, a picturesque waterfall is located just a short walk away from the Ambleside town centre. On the western side of Ambleside is the Loughrigg Fell which is one of the popular hills for hiking. The hikers can enjoy an excellent view of Windemere from atop the hills.


If you want to take the vibe of everything in the Lake District, Windermere is the most suitable place to stay. It offers a view of fells, lake cruises, water activities, walking trails, literary connections, a glimpse of culture, and mesmerizing landscape scenery that one can just sit and enjoy. The place has a literary connection as Beatrix Potter’s former home is in this region. One will find many gift shops and cozy cafes in this town. The Windermere is England’s largest lake and lies at the heart of the National Park. So, it is easy to access the region.


Surrounded by the incredible scenery of the Lake District, mountains, and Derwentwater Lake, the town of Keswick has a vibrant tourism opportunity. In the center of the town, there are art galleries, museums, pubs, eateries, and other attractions. It is also referred to as the adventure capital of the UK with so many options for outdoor activities. There are plenty of accommodations in this vibrant town that remain busy almost throughout the year. This town also has a connection with famous poets like Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey.


Located to the north of Ambleside, on the way to Keswick, is the small lake of Grasmere. To the north of this lake is a village that is named after the Lake Grasmere. The region is famous for its connection with the literary genius Wordsworth. The panorama of mountains, fells, and lake truly justifies the words of Wordsworth- “the loveliest spot”.

As you walk along the street you will notice several houses bearing Victorian traditional architectural testimony sit comfortably beside the modern luxury cottages in Grasmere, shops, and pubs. The memory of William Wordsworth is scattered throughout Grasmere.


The old church at the centre of the town is the final resting of the poet. His former dwelling Dove Cottage with a museum dedicated to the poet and his later residence near Rydal Mount are popular tourist attractions. Near the church, there is the famous Grasmere Gingerbread shop. If you are in Grasmere do not forget to taste this local delicacy.

Strolling down the lanes will give a vivid picture or glimpse of the life there. Far from the hustle and bustle, the slow life here offers a peaceful break for the tired souls. It adds an attraction to the trip as you get a lot to experience and explore.


One of the Lake District’s popular tourist destinations, Bowness-on- Windermere remains buzzing almost around the year. It is a tourist town situated on the shore of Windermere. The town has recently gained popularity after the development of railway tracks from Oxenholme and Kendal to Windermere in 1847. The town is the nearest point to the Lake. People visit there to enjoy water sports along with the outstanding views. The town is popular for outdoor sports.

The Lake District National Park is the most visited tourist destination in the United Kingdom. So, if you are planning a holiday alone or with your family or family in any of these popular towns in the Lake District, do some research from beforehand and find the best accommodation that matches your requirements. Keep in mind that it is hard to get preferred rooms in peak seasons which are usually crowded.

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