The Lakes

The English Lake District.

The view across Lake Windermere Waterhead, Ambleside

The Lake District is located in Cumbria on the Western side of England, an area of natural beauty, well known for its Lakes, Waters and Tarns, the Lake District is also known as Lakeland or The Lakes.

The Lake District has some splendid Archeological sites including Stone Circles and many visitor attractions for the visitor to see. On average 15 million people visit this area, see the Tourist Statistics for the Lake District.

The Lake District also has some very Famous People from Beatrix Potter to William Wordsworth who are known worldwide for their roles in Lakeland history. The area is split into Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Lakes, all are very popular tourist destinations almost all year round.

Northern Lakes scenery

The Lake District is 2,292 square kilometers in size and has a population of just over 42,000, one third of the population are dependent upon tourism for their livelihood. Tourist Statistics for the Lake District

Keswick is the main tourist destination for the Northern Lakes, an area covering almost half of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. More detail on the Northern Lakes

Lake District river scenery

The Eastern Lake District has some excellent mountain scenery from all angles, probably one of the most visited areas during weekend breaks or holidays. More detail on the Eastern Lakes

The Western Lake District stretches out across flat rural farmland to the coast, the backdrop of mountains such as Skiddaw and Scafell Pike to name a few. More detail on the Western Lakes

Probably the gateway to the Lake District National Park, with the village of Windermere the first to greet you on your visit, Bowness the popular tourist hot spot for Bank holiday weekends. More detail on the Southern Lakes

Bowness on Windermere

Tourist Information Centres can be found in most of the main villages throughout the Lake District, each are usually able to find accommodation at short notice should you decide to stay over night and didn’t book anywhere prior to arriving, they are able to contact owners in the area or village after checking their database of availability. Tourist Information Centres