The English Lake District is one of the most distinctive and beautiful parts of the country and home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. For the adventurous, the area offers wonderful walking, scrambling and climbing with magnificent views to reward those who make it to the top of the dramatic summits. For the less agile, there are lots of other activities too – lakeside strolls, lake cruises, historic houses and gardens, and preserved steam railways.
Beatrix Potter, author of the Peter Rabbit stories, fell in love with the area and her home at Hill Top is now in the care of the National Trust. The Lakes landscape also inspired William Wordsworth to write his poem ‘Daffodils’ in the early 19th century. It became the Lake District National Park in 1951.
A long history of welcoming visitors has meant that there are now numerous Lake District hotels and a great choice of B&Bs in Windermere and neighbouring Bowness. Whether you choose luxury or budget, Lake District B&B’s, guest houses and inns extend a warm welcome to walkers and those exploring the Lakeland Fells.