Planning the Perfect Lake District Getaway

The weather is looking up so naturally, everyone’s thinking about sneaking few days away – but how do you choose where’s the best fit for you? The Lake District has options for everyone from adventure-seekers to those who are just looking for a quiet place to relax, with plenty to do, see and experience on the way. If you’re a bit stuck looking for your perfect Lake District getaway, don’t worry – we’ve got a step by step guide to help you find the right location, activities, and accommodation in the Lake District so it’s never been easier to plan a quick weekend break!


Possibly the most important factor in your trip, finding the right location is vital. You’ll want to find a place that’s tailored to you, so if you want to relax, you might want to avoid some of the major tourist hot spots where it might be louder and livelier, but alternatively, some of the most remote areas might not be a good fit for busy-bodies who need to be doing something at all times. From Windemere to Keswick, Coniston to Ullswater, there are options for absolutely everyone regardless of what you’re looking for. If you’re after a mixed bag of serene and upbeat, you’ll easily be able to find it, with just a short distance between the surrounding towns and lakes making the full district easily accessible to all.


The best way to get to know the Lake District is to properly spend some time exploring it – there’s no set way to go about this and it could really be anything from a walk around the open water, a boat trip across a lake, or trip up to the peaks for the true explorers. A walk around the local towns and villages will give you a feel for life in the lakes, where you’ll be charmed by quirky cafes, quaint cottages, and a truly natural and laid-back way of living. The Lakes Distillery is always a great day out, guiding you through the processes that go into making your favourite gin, vodka, and whisky, with a cheeky tasting session at the end of the tour to give you a taste of the real thing!


One of the best things you’ll find in the Lake District is the versatility and adaptability of the accommodation in the Lake District, with options ranging from the luxury of hotels such as Keswick’s Inn On The Square, which features 34 rooms, including dog friendly rooms, and a AA Rosette Award Winning Restaurant, all the way to budget bed and breakfasts and campsites that have their own unique charm and are great fun for the family! Whether you’re a couple on a romantic break, the adventurous type looking to get away with your pet, or a family looking for a bit of time away from work, school, and the city, you’ll find places to stay that feel tailor-made to suit you.

Finding the perfect getaway to lakes can be a tricky task with all of the different options that are available, but with our top tips on location, activities and accommodation you should be able to get your planning up and running with ease!

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.

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