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Lake District Short Breaks

From the heights of Skiddaw to the depths of Wastwater, Lake District weekend breaks comprise the best of England’s green and pleasant land.

Spanning more than 2,000 square kilometres, Lake District holidays wrap up the country’s finest natural attractions in a pretty bow. Lake Windermere, for instance, is the Lake District’s largest lake and one of the most spectacular of its kind. With winding woodland trails, deep fells and azure waters, it’s no surprise that this natural wonder is a popular stop-over point for visitors in the region.

For panoramic views, you’ll want to lace up your walking boots and scramble to the top of Scafell Pike. At 978 metres tall, this is the country’s highest mountain and, on a clear day, boasts unrivalled views across the Mourne Mountain in Northern Ireland and the frosty peaks of Snowdonia in Wales – a must-see on any Lake District break.

Looking for some local entertainment on your Lake District holiday? Pocketed around the edges of the Great Lakes are quaint market towns and villages, where friendly locals and family-run restaurants offer up fantastic food and entertainment.

Two of the most popular areas in the Lake District, Keswick and Ambleside, can be found pulled up neatly beside the area’s tallest mountains – perfect for taking in breath-taking views from your doorstep.

If you’re looking to go off the beaten track on your Lake District break, you’ll want to visit Grasmere. This hilly village is collared by high ground, and even has the river Rothby running beside it. In fact, so picturesque is Grasmere that William Wordsworth once described it as the “most beautiful spot man hath ever found”.

Life is either an amazing adventure or nothing at all, so why not get stuck into some new and exhilarating experiences?

Kick off your trip to Lake District by checking out one or two of these things to do:

For a comprehensive range of activities, take a look at our Lake District things to do page.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Lake District?

A: Lake District has a wealth of options for all sorts of budgets. If you're after a little pampering, you'll find lots of cottages. Hotels, guest houses and bed & breakfasts are other popular places to stay.

Q: What does a Lake District holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: It comes down to what kind of holiday in Lake District you're aiming to have. Opt for a hotel and flight, or hotel, car and flight, or car and hotel — or any of these by themselves. If you like, you can also throw in some experiences and activities.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Lake District?

A: What if we told you that Expedia rewards you just for bundling your Flights, Hotels, Car Rentals and Experiences? Start crafting your dream getaway and discover just how much you can save by booking a package. Lake District, here you come!


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Low Wood Bay £182
Low Wood Bay

Low Wood Bay

Low Wood Bay, Ambleside Road, Windermere, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre and Lake Windermere. Ambleside Pier and Townend are also within 2 miles (3 km).

    The Daffodil Hotel £183
    The Daffodil Hotel

    The Daffodil Hotel

    Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum. Alcock Tarn and St Oswald's Church are also within 10 minutes.

      Traveller's Rest Inn
      Traveller's Rest Inn

      Traveller's Rest Inn

      Grasmere, Ambleside, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Ambleside, this inn is within 1 mile (2 km) of Grasmere Garden Village, Helm Crag and St Oswald's Church. Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage are also within 2 miles (3 km).

        The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa £153
        The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

        The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

        Stock Lane, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is steps away from Grasmere Garden Village, St Oswald's Church and Helm Crag. Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage are also within 10 minutes.

          Cragwood Country House Hotel £149
          Cragwood Country House Hotel

          Cragwood Country House Hotel

          Ambleside Road, Windermere, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Windermere, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre and Lake Windermere. Wray Castle and Townend are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Great Langdale Bunkhouse Hostel £52
            Great Langdale Bunkhouse Hostel

            Great Langdale Bunkhouse Hostel

            Great Langdale, Ambleside, England
               
              1.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Ambleside, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Helm Crag, Grasmere Garden Village and St Oswald's Church. Harrison Stickle and Wordsworth Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Tweedies Bar and Lodge £135
              Tweedies Bar and Lodge

              Tweedies Bar and Lodge

              Grasmere, Lake District, Ambleside, England
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in a national park, this hotel is steps away from Helm Crag, Grasmere Garden Village and St Oswald's Church. Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage are also within 10 minutes.

                New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel £170
                New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

                New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

                Great Langdale, nr. Ambleside, Ambleside, England
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in a national park, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Harrison Stickle and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Pike of Stickle. Lake Windermere and Skelwith Force are also within 9 miles (15 km).