If you want to truly experience the magic of England, go to the Lake District. It will be the beginning of a love affair that will never end.
England is home to holiday destinations in abundance. From exploring the rolling emerald hills of the Cotswolds, marveling at the endless, unspoilt coastlines of Devon and Cornwall, soaking up the eccentric charm of Brighton, discovering the Georgian architecture of historic Bath, or joining the crowds in the pulsing metropolis of London, England has something for everyone.
There is one place, however, that stands out above the rest. At the crest of the country, glimmering like a crown jewel, lies the Lake District. The poetic inspiration of literary legend William Wordsworth, this unique corner of the country is a mecca for nature lovers.
The Lake District is England’s largest national park, and home to the UK’s tallest mountain and deepest lake. Surrounded by soaring peaks and glistening waters, what better place could there be to enjoy a well earned break?
Whether you are after action or relaxation, you can find it here.
Those seeking outdoor adventure will be spoilt for choice. With iconic hikes at every turn, visitors can walk to their heart’s content. Cyclists are also treated to a myriad of exciting trails, and between the region’s sixteen lakes visitors can try their hand at almost every water sport imaginable.
The Lake District also boasts some of England’s most luxurious spa retreats for those looking to unwind in style, while foodies from all over will be raring to get their hands on the secret recipe for the taste-bud tingling Grasmere gingerbread or the succulent Cumberland sausage.
With rural camping, snug cottages, charismatic bed and breakfasts and luxury boutique hotels dotted throughout the national park, there is also an accommodation option to suit every taste.
So, whether you are gazing up at the distant peaks from the warmth of a lakeside pub, or peering down through the clouds from the pinnacle of Scafell Pike, you simply can not fail to be moved by the stunning natural beauty of the Lake District.