There are more things to do in the Lake District than stunning views and huge bodies of water. Sure, those are the main draws, but there are also loads of other attractions whether you’re craving a hike up a pike or a freshly poured pint.
Now day trips and overnight stays in self-catered accommodation (including Airbnbs and campsites) are allowed, it means we can finally go and explore this stunning landscape.
As well as plenty of mountainous terrain to explore, nestled in it you’ll also find a bevy of brilliant eateries, watering holes, museums and historic buildings—look out for Beatrix Potter’s former home, Wordsworth’s old stamp shop, the last working mine in the country and gingerbread made to a 160-year-old recipe.
From May 17, hotels, B&Bs and hostels will also be able to reopen. So, if you're looking for a comfortable place to rest your head, take a look at our list of local hotels and good value inns.
Take a look at our selection of the best things to do in the Lake District, and get ready to start exploring this fascinating part of the world.
Please note: Facilities and businesses in the towns and villages we mention will be closed at the moment. Government advice is to avoid public transport so don’t travel by train or bus. Please be mindful of the people who live locally. If you decide to travel, check whether car parks are open before you set off and adhere to social distancing guidelines on your visit.
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