Here you will find the latest news about our award-winning destination and some of the people, places and activities that make a visit to the Lake District so special. The Photo Gallery gives you a glimpse of our famous landscapes in different seasons - travel writers are welcome to download images for their own use, free of charge. 

In recent years, The Lake District, Cumbria has been awarded a number of accolades including Best UK Destination, Britain's Greatest Natural Wonder, Britain's Best Drive, Britain's Favourite View and the UK's Most Romantic Destination.

Wordsworth's role in the invention of tourism

A book which hails Willliam Wordsworth's role in the invention of tourism has been published by a Japanese professor and launched at Rydal Mount, Wordworth's former home in the Lake District.

Thursday 27th August 2015 - View

Picnic like Wordsworth!

It's said that Wordsworth invented picnicking so where better to enjoy delicious food in the open air than at Rydal Mount, the poet's former home?

Wednesday 15th July 2015 - View

Who's been sitting in Wordsworth's chair?

Visitors to Rydal Mount near Ambleside are being encouraged to bring their teddy bears - and have them photographed sitting in the poet's favourite chair.

Tuesday 7th July 2015 - View

Naming trees in Japanese

Japanese visitors to Rydal Mount's beautiful gardens can now read the names of plants and trees in Japanese.

Wednesday 27th May 2015 - View

Hidden gems at the Beatrix Potter Gallery

Come and see what Beatrix Potter was collecting as a child whilst on her travels around the UK.

Friday 20th February 2015 - View

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