Things to do: Attractions & Activities

In this section you will find a selection of popular visitor attractions in the Lake District and Cumbria. The area is an ideal holiday destination, offering a wide range of activities catering for individuals, couples and the whole family. There is always plenty to do - whether you're interested in history, culture or simply having fun, you're sure to find something to entertain you.

Come rain or shine, there's always something to smile about in the Lake District! You can take a cruise on one of the lakes, relive the age of steam, explore the world of art, craft and literature, experience our historic houses, gardens and castles or simply relax and watch the world go by. The Lake District and Cumbria, as William Wordsworth put it, is simply 'the loveliest spot that man has ever known.'

To find out more about lake cruises on Windermere and Ullswater, take a look at these videos:

Welcome to Windermere

Cruise & Visit Hill Top

All Aboard Ullswater 'Steamers'

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Beatrix Potter Gallery

In 2016, the special 150th Anniversary year, our exhibition of Beatrix's own original artwork will...


Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Blackwell is the most breathtaking historic home in the Lakes and a significant Arts & Crafts...


Brockhole on Windermere

Set amongst 10 acres of historical listed gardens, with exclusive Windermere lake shore access...


Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Home to the Hasell family for eleven generations, who still live in the house, Dalemain Mansion is...


Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage, home to William Wordsworth, Britain’s best loved poet, was where he was inspired to...


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