Lake District Attractions & Activities

Name

Type

Details

Waterfall

The most famous waterfall in the Lake District.

Art Gallery, Library, Museum

Explores the history of Ambleside.

Art Gallery, Museum

Gallery in Hawkshead with a selection of Potter's original drawings, sketches and watercolours.

Art Gallery, Museum

One of the UK’s most important late 19th century buildings.

Art Gallery, Gardens, Historic, Museum

The finest country house in the Lake District.

Cinema, Theatre

Historic, Landmark

One of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District.

Historic, Monument

Stone circle with magnificent views of Skiddaw and Blencathra.

Watersports

Boat, canoe and kayak hire.

Cruise

Cruises around the lake on solar-electric launches.

Lake

Third largest lake in the Lake District.

Museum

Explores the history of pencil making.

Historic, Museum

Former home of William Wordsworth.

Free, Park

Victorian Park on the shores of Windermere.

Activity

Military-style assault course.

Lake

Picturesque lake.

Activity, Bike Trail, Forest, Free

6,000 acre forest.

Artwork, Forest, Free

8 marked paths scattered with sculptures.

Free, Lake

Castle

Free, Museum

Cruise

Cruises around Derwent Water.

Free, Museum

The only purpose built museum in the Lake District.

Aquarium

Recreates more than 30 naturally themed habitats.

Pier

Railway

Take a trip on a steam engine through the beautiful Leven Valley.

Gardens, Historic, Park

Gardens, Historic, Stately Home

Stately home and gardens at Bassenthwaite Lake.

Mountain

Highest mountain in the Furness Fells.

Free, Landmark, Mountain

Hill just north of Windermere offering amazing views.

Museum

Museum exploring Coniston’s history and heritage.

Historic

Former home of William Wordsworth.

Castle, Gardens, Historic

Mountain

One of the highest mountains in England.

Cruise

Tours of Coniston Water on a reconstructed Victorian yacht.

Free, Waterfall

Picturesque waterfall in Ambleside.

Free, Lake

Beautiful tarn. Once owned by Beatrix Potter.

Historic

Discover the most celebrated gingerbread on the planet.

Free, Lake

Zoo

Zoo near Bassenthwaite Lake.

Cruise

Cruises around Ullswater.

Cruise

Cruises around Windermere.

Museum

Potter’s tales are brought to life in Bowness.

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