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Pocket Guide: Lake District Hotels

When it comes to natural beauty, it doesn't get much better than the Lake District! This vast rural expanse is the ideal place to get away from the stresses of everyday life and unwind. Equally, it's an exceptional venue for activities, from gentle walks to extreme sports. As it's so popular with holidaymakers, there's no shortage of excellent Lake District hotels and bed & breakfasts, with something to suit all tastes and budgets. Use the Expedia search tool to find your ideal hotel in the Lake District.

Explore Bustling Towns from Your Lake District Hotel

The majority of the Lake District is rural, and there are plenty of remote Lake District hotels, but each of the most popular lakes is flanked by a thriving and vibrant town. One of the most popular towns is Keswick, which sits on the shore of Derwent Water. The bustling market town is packed with exquisite hotels, guesthouses and bed & breakfasts. You can also find a great selection of restaurants here selling the best of international and local cuisine, along with some very cosy pubs serving the best local beers, bitters and ales. What more could you want?

Dalkeith Guest House sets the standard for this pretty town. The period property offers breath-taking views out to the surrounding hills, and guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. There's also free WiFi, which is handy for planning daily excursions.

Water Sports Galore

No visit to the Lake District would be complete without getting out on the water. If taking it easy is your style, you can hop on a scheduled cruise at most of the lakes. The cruises on Derwent Water - known as Keswick Launches - will take you to the centre of the lake, offering the best views of the majestic hills around you. More energetic options include dinghy sailing and windsurfing. There are plenty of lakeside hotels around the Lake District, as you would expect. Search for your perfect hotel in the Lake District right here on

Explore Nature from Your Lake District Hotel

Although, as the name suggests, the region is renowned for its lakes, that doesn't mean you have to get wet to make the most of your stay in the Lake District. Each of the area's great lakes are surrounded by striking peaks and lush green hills - it's quite a sight to behold. There are plenty of hiking paths that weave up and down, in and out and all around these grassy mountainous spines, and the peaks offer some simply breathtaking views. Be sure to take your camera and your charger.

Stay at the Great Windermere

Windermere is the largest and best known of Cumbria's lakes. It's also one of the most picturesque, which makes it a popular holiday destination, particularly in the summer months. The eponymous town makes an excellent location for your Lake District hotel. Just be sure to book well in advance - especially during the summer - as it's a popular spot. Like Kendall and Keswick, Windermere is full to the gills with delectable eateries and top pubs selling great regional beers.

Book your ideal Lake District hotel today and make the most of your stay in this gorgeous part of the world.

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