The Lake District is famed for its attractions and activities, and our park is perfectly located to take advantage of everything there is to see and do here.

Bustling towns such as Keswick, Bowness and Ambleside will keep you occupied all day. For family outings try the Farm Park, Wildlife Park or Lakes Aquarium, and you can take a lake cruise or chain-ferry at Windermere, or hop on a steamboat at Ullswater. Enjoy knockout views from St Bees Head as you join Alfred Wainwright’s famous Coast-to-Coast walk. Stop at a country pub for lunch, treat yourself to a proper sticky toffee pudding in Cartmel village, or splash out on some seriously fine-dining; the Lake District is the country’s top foodie location outside London.



Keswick, situated between the huge bulk of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater, has become the major centre for tourism in the northern Lake District. This pretty market town offer a wide range of attractions for visitors, from shops and restaurants to museums with a difference, and boating trips around lake Derwentwater.



Lying just outside the boundary of the Lake District National Park, Cockermouth is an attractive market town not overwhelmed by the tourist atmosphere of Keswick and Ambleside. It is one of only 51 towns in Great Britain designated as a ‘Gem’ town and is, therefore, recommended for preservation by the state as part of our national heritage.

Windermere Ambleside


Ambleside, a small town in the Lake District, has now become a major tourist resort with shops, restaurants, cinema and a large selection of places to stay. It is very popular with walkers and climbers and is one of the best bases for exploring the Lake District.