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December 29, 2015updated Dec 20, 2023

Best Things to do in The Lake District

By Zahra Al-Kateb

Visit The Samling Hotel

The Samling HotelSet on 67 acres of private land overlooking Lake Windermere, this luxury hotel is a short distance from Waterhead Pier.

The individually designed rooms each offer something different, and guests can take their pick from the cosy rooms in the main house or the spacious outside cottage suites.

The Samling is the perfect place for a spontaneous weekend away for two or a trip with family and friends.

Cruising along Lake Windermere

Windermere_Lake_District_from_hillLake Windermere is not only the longest lake in the Lake District, but it is also the longest lake in England too.

Stretching between Ambleside and Newby Bridge, a cruise along Lake Windermere is a popular attraction in Cumbria and offers something for families, friends and couples.

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Visiting Beatrix Potter’s house at Hill Top

Hill_Top_FarmBeatrix Potter purchased Hill Top in 1905 having fallen in love with the Lake District, and it soon became the setting for some of her Original Tales, such as The Tale of Samuel Whiskers in 1908, for which she used the exterior and interior views of Hill Top in her illustrations.

Beatrix Potter spent as much time as possible at Hill Top until her death in 1945, when it was bequeathed to the National Trust. Since then the house has become a popular tourist destination from people all over the world.

Dine at L’Enclume

L'Enclume,_Cartmel,_Cumbria,_UKLocated within the historic village of Cartmel along the riverside, L’Enclume is the perfect setting for Simon Rogan’s distinctive culinary style.

Since opening in 2002, this two-Michelin starred restaurant has been delighting guests with fresh and local cuisine using locally sourced vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers.

Hiking in Great Langdale

Great_Langdale_from_Rossett_PikeCumbria’s much-loved route showcases some of England’s finest mountain scenery without too much exertion, making it ideal for beginners as well as more experienced hikers.

Home to some of the Lake District’s most iconic hikes, this well-loved route will see hikers walk past remote farms and cottages and cross ancient bridges all while admiring the stunning views.

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