A UNESCO World Heritage Site
UNESCO World Heritage Site, the landscapes of the Lake District have been shaped by nature and humans for thousands of years. Glaciers and rivers have carved out the iconic valleys and hills, while farming, forestry, quarrying and other industry have contributed to their own.
It’s a nature lover’s paradise – a place of glittering lakes, lush valleys, craggy peaks and quaint villages. The contrasting scenery of the Lakes famously inspired various authors and poets. Both William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter were moved to literary genius while living here.
Adventurers on holiday in the Lake District can scale England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike, whose summit looms at 978 meters high, or one of the many other rugged and beautiful mountains. There is also plenty to do closer to the ground. Spot ospreys soaring overhead, sample some amazing Grasmere Gingerbread, or enjoy a lakeside stroll.
A holiday to the Lake District also promises various points of historical and cultural interest. You can immerse yourself in all things, Beatrix Potter with a visit to her Hill Top farmhouse. Don’t miss the beautiful gardens at Lowther Castle or the other stately homes. In addition, you could explore old industrial factories, stone circles and Roman ruins.