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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

23 Church Street, Windermere
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (407 reviews)

Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Old Laundry Theatre and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Hill Top. World of Beatrix Potter and Lake ...

£72

£72
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Kendal Road, Windermere
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 hours ago
7 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (242 reviews)

This family-friendly Windermere hotel is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of World of Beatrix Potter and Lake District National Park. Hill Top and Lakeland ...

£112

£112
Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection

Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection

Lake Road, Ambleside
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
6 others viewing this property now
4.6 out of 5 (314 reviews)

Situated in a national park, this spa hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Armitt Museum and Gallery, Dora's Field and Rydal Mount. Wansfell Pike and Brockhole ...

£69

£69
Lake House

Lake House

Lake Road, Ambleside
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.6 out of 5 (159 reviews)

Located in Waterhead, this guesthouse is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Armitt Museum and Gallery and within 3 miles (5 km) of Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre ...

£59

£59
Regent by the Lake Hotel

Regent by the Lake Hotel

Waterhead Bay, Ambleside
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (228 reviews)

Located in Waterhead, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Armitt Museum and Gallery and within 3 miles (5 km) of Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre ...

£64

£64
Wateredge Inn

Wateredge Inn

BORRANS ROAD, Ambleside
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Waterhead, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Armitt Museum and Gallery and within 3 miles (5 km) of Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre ...

£64

£64
Windermere Hydro Hotel

Windermere Hydro Hotel

Helm Road, Windermere
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
3 others viewing this property now
3.2 out of 5 (179 reviews)

Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of World of Beatrix Potter and Old Laundry Theatre. Lake District National Park and Windermere ...

£52

£52
Cranleigh Boutique

Cranleigh Boutique

Kendal Road, Windermere
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
8 others viewing this property now
4.7 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, this boutique hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Old Laundry Theatre and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Hill Top. World of Beatrix Potter ...

£98

£98
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Crook Road - Windermere, Windermere
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
18 others viewing this property now
4.9 out of 5 (33 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Windermere Golf Club and within 3 miles (5 km) of Old Laundry Theatre and World ...

£188

£188
The Log House

The Log House

Lake Road, Ambleside
3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (70 reviews)

Situated in Ambleside, this bed & breakfast is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Armitt Museum and Gallery and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dora's Field and Rydal Mount. Wansfell ...

£66

£66

Pocket Guide: Lake District National Park Lake District National Park Hotels

Travelling to the Lake District

It’s amazing to think that the beauty of the Lake District did not really attract visitors until the mid 19th century. Daniel Defoe described it as “barren and frightful”, but the sublime countryside of Lakeland is today seen through the eyes of the Romantic poets who first discovered its beauty rather than his.

The Lake District is easily the UK's most popular National Park, with some 15 million people arriving to explore its fells and scenery. And it’s truly hard to see how it could ever have been otherwise. Panoramic views of craggy hilltops, mountain tarns and glistening lakes await you at every turn, and there’s a fantastic selection of hotels in the Lake District to choose from.

Where to book your hotel in the Lake District

Windermere remains the gateway to the sublime beauty of Lakeland. Windermere hotels place the 11 glorious miles of Lake Windermere at your doorstep. You can follow the lake as it ribbons round the gently undulating southern part of the park on a cruise.

Over on the other side of the lake, the village of Hawkshead offers literary connections aplenty, with the homes of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. A hotel in Windermere will place these within easy reach but to take advantage of the atmosphere there are also some options to book a hotel in Hawkshead itself.

Most of the other hotels in the Lake District can be found in its three other main towns. These include the fantastic choice of Bowness hotels, Ambleside places to stay and the accommodation in Keswick. If you are looking to enjoy the tranquillity you can also find guesthouses and hotels in the remoter parts of the Lake District.

Your choice of Lake District hotels

Of course, the classic Lake District hotel offers a lake view with the dramatic scenery rearing up in the distance. But, there are a wide range of choices of places to stay. Country house hotels add a touch of splendour amid acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, while Lake District country inns vary from the traditional to the gastro pub. Bed and breakfast help make you feel at home and keep the price down, while spa hotel breaks pile on the luxury and bring pampering to the fore.

From boutique hotels to hostels, there’s the perfect accommodation for your Lake District break just waiting to welcome you.

Exploring the Lake District

Heading further into the Lake District the scenery becomes wilder, and the opportunities to get away from it all on remote walks are still possible, despite the high visitor numbers. Here deep, lush, green valleys are speckled by sheep and craggy ridges create a sense of real drama as they crack the landscape open.

You can head off on mountain passes or enjoy less challenging strolls through the area. The Lake District contains some of the best walking trails you are likely to ever encounter, so do make the most of them.

An easy walk to consider is the five-mile romp around Buttermere. You’ll be surrounded on all sides with mountains and the views are never less than spectacular.

If you are up for a challenge you can take the dramatic day hike up Helvellyn, the third-highest peak in England. As you ascend the ridge of Striding Edge you will be straddling steep sides that plummet down into the wild valleys below.

And the highest peak in England may tempt you too. This can be found at Scafell Pike. With a reasonable level of fitness this peak can be “knocked off” by anyone, and those views out to Wastwater from the top are worth the effort.

It’s not all about the walking, though. There are plenty of opportunities from your Lakeland hotel to arrange a spot of mountain biking, climbing or ghyll scrambling (exploring gorges). Lovers of adventure may like to visit the Honister Slate Mine for a thrilling chance to cling for dear life over cliffs traversed by cables!

For families the World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness is perfect for younger children, bringing her characters to life in a theme park setting. A fun day out can also be had on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway, which passes along the coast at the foot of the Scafell range. You stop off at the castle at Muncaster and can dare yourselves to handle the birds of prey in the Hawk and Owl Centre here.

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