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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”.


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Low Wood Bay £119
Low Wood Bay

Low Wood Bay

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

    Situated in Windermere, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lake District and Lake Windermere. Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre and Ambleside Pier are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    The Daffodil Hotel £130
    The Daffodil Hotel

    The Daffodil Hotel

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

      Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is steps away from Dove Cottage and Lake District. Wordsworth Museum and St Oswald's Church are also within 10 minutes.

      The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa £102
      The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

      The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

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

        Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is steps away from Grasmere Garden Village and Lake District. St Oswald's Church and Helm Crag are also within 5 minutes.

        Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield £118
        Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

        Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

        Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of World of Beatrix Potter and Lake Windermere. Hill Top and Lakeland Motor Museum are also within 9 mi (15 km).

          Traveller's Rest Inn £69
          Traveller's Rest Inn

          Traveller's Rest Inn

          Grasmere, Ambleside, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Ambleside, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grasmere Garden Village and Lake District. Helm Crag and St Oswald's Church are also within 1 mile (2 km).

            Macdonald Swan Hotel £108
            Macdonald Swan Hotel

            Macdonald Swan Hotel

            Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
               
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Located in the heart of Ambleside, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grasmere Garden Village and Lake District. Helm Crag and St Oswald's Church are also within 15 minutes.

              New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel £125
              New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

              New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

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

                Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lake District, Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle. Lake Windermere and Skelwith Force are also within 9 miles (15 km).

                Lancrigg Hotel £82
                Lancrigg Hotel

                Lancrigg Hotel

                Easedale Road, Ambleside, England
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Ambleside, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Easdale Tarn and Lake District. Grasmere Garden Village and Helm Crag are also within 1 mile (2 km).