These days, people are increasingly opting for a staycation within the UK rather than a trip abroad. And, with so many fabulous places right on our doorstep, it’s easy to see why!
The Lake District is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, attracting more than 18.5 million visitors annually, and is home to some stunning scenery, beautiful, bustling villages and abundant wildlife. Plus, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site to boot!
There’s something for everyone in the heart of the Cumbrian mountains and we’ve found 3 reasons why the Lake District is the ideal destination for the holiday season.
The Lake District is famed for its hiking opportunities, and so it should be! Home to the highest peak in England, Scafell Pike, as well as popular treks like Coniston Old Man, Helvellyn, and Great Gable, it has much to offer for intrepid mountaineers. For those less adventurous, this site has something for all abilities.
However, activities in the Lakes shouldn’t merely be confined to the fells. With Segway tours, gorge climbing, abseiling, and whiskey tasting on offer, as well as much, much more, you can while away plenty of afternoons in the region. For a taste of all the activities on offer, check out this page.
The Lake District is also renowned for its culinary delights, home to lots of regional specialties, fantastic pubs, and Michelin starred restaurants.
A trip to the region is never complete without a visit to Grasmere Gingerbread which has been in operation since 1854 and still works out of the original home of the cook who invented the recipe. This spicy yet sweet treat is a delight for the tastebuds and is infamous throughout the Lakes.
Similarly, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding and the famous Cumberland sausage can be found throughout the pubs and restaurants in the region. This post by the Telegraph has the top pubs and inns throughout the Lake District, so you can get a taste of the fine Cumbrian food throughout your stay.
For the real foodies, L’Enclume and The Samling are a real draw to this destination, offering fine dining on another level.
The popularity of the region is definitely reflected in the range of fantastic accommodation on offer throughout the Lakes and is one of the top reasons to choose the area for a holiday.
For luxurious trips, a stay at the Lake District Country Hotels is the ideal break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With three award-winning hotels on offer and stunning accommodation, they’re the perfect option for a relaxing holiday.
If you’re on more of a budget, camping and caravan sites are a great way to see the real Lake District, and you can find details of the sites available here. Alternatively, for those not quite up to going back to basics, boutique yurts and glamping pods are the perfect in between!
We hope this has given you some inspiration for your next staycation and gives you a bit of an idea of what you can expect from a holiday in the Lake District!