The Lake District

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Lake District - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Allan Bank

    Historic Home

    Rope swings on the grounds, picnics in atmospheric old rooms, free tea and coffee, and huge blackboards you can write on: Allan Bank is unlike...Read More

  • 2. Blackwell

    Historic Home

    From 1898 to 1900, architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865–1945) designed Blackwell, a quintessential Arts and Crafts house with carved paneling...Read More

  • 3. Brantwood

    Historic Home

    On the eastern shore of Coniston Water, Brantwood was the cherished home of John Ruskin (1819–1900), the noted Victorian artist, writer, critic...Read More

  • 4. Hill Top

    Historic Home

    Children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter (1866–1943), most famous for her Peter Rabbit stories, called this place home. The house...Read More

  • 5. Wordsworth House

    Historic Home

    Cockermouth was the birthplace of William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, whose childhood home was this 18th-century town house, carefully...Read More

  • 6. Dalemain

    Historic Home

    Home of the Hasell family since 1679, Dalemain began with a 12th-century peel tower, built to protect the occupants from raiding Scots, and...Read More

  • 7. Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum

    Historic Home

    William Wordsworth lived in Dove Cottage from 1799 to 1808, a prolific and happy time for the poet. During this time he wrote some of his most...Read More

  • 8. Holker Hall

    Historic Home

    The red sandstone towers of Holker Hall rise above elegant English gardens. The Cavendish family still lives in the house, which has a fine...Read More

  • 9. Levens Hall


    An Elizabethan house and the home of the Bagot family since 1590, Levens Hall is famous for its topiary garden, probably the most distinctive...Read More

  • 10. Rydal Mount

    Historic Home

    If there's one poet associated with the Lake District, it is Wordsworth, who made his home at Rydal Mount from 1813 until his death. Wordsworth...Read More

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