Attractions in Lake District

There are plenty of places to see and visit in Lake District. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Lake District is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Lake District

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    Cat Bells

    Hiking Highlight

    The hike along Cat Bells is extremely popular - and for good reason. The walk is absolutely classic: fun terrain, spectacular views, lots of places to stop for picnics. It …

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    Dan
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    Helvellyn Summit

    Hiking Highlight

    A staggering view wherever you look is your prize for all that climbing, and it's a very generous one indeed. The summit is well-served by bridlepaths; if you're tacking the …

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    Barney
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    Scafell Pike

    Hiking Highlight

    At 3,209 feet (978 meters) Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain. The summit is also one of the most stunning due to its remote location and awe-inspiring views. While many …

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    Dan
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    Striding Edge

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    With spine-tingling exposure on both sides and breathtaking views, Striding Edge is an exhilarating stretch that you will not forget. A classic Grade-1 scramble, it is suitable for intermediate hikers …

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    Dan
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    The Bridge House

    Hiking Highlight

    The growth of old Ambleside is associated with a succession of families dating back to the early 14th century. The Braithwaites were an incredibly influential family and originally built Bridge …

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    Brian
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    Castlerigg Stone Circle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Dating back to the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, the Castlerigg stone circle was constructed as part of a megalithic tradition. Surrounded by fells and peaks, the stone circle …

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    Amy
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    Hawkshead

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Hawkshead is an ancient township that has flourished since Norse times, belonging to Furness Abbey until the 12th Century. The monks owned Hawkshead Hall, just outside the village, of which …

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    Brian
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    Wray Castle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A National Trust property that's open for visitors from late March to late October, Wray Castle is a stunning Victorian house built in 1840. A bit of a strange sight …

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    Drunken Duck Inn

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A bit of a mission to get to but never not worth it! This pub serves some of the best food in the UK (ask anyone) including a brunch menu …

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    emmie c
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    Located near the old Mining Green Side and now a meeting place for the many intrepid hikers in the Lakelands who hike their way nigh regardless of the wet weather. …

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    Tarn Hows

    Hiking Highlight

    Great around here, especially in autumn when it's a little quieter and the colours really pop. Super interesting fact: Beatrix Potter actually used to own the Tarns, having bought them …

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    emmie c
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    Brant Fell

    Hiking Highlight

    The hike up to Brant Fell is quite easy, though some of the paths may be a bit muddy, especially when it's been raining for a while. The views from the summit are just spectacular.

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    The Old Man of Coniston stands less than three miles (4.3 kilometers) from the village. However, to reach the summit requires some serious climbing. When you get there, though, it …

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    Dan
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    Castle Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    Castle crag privides a brilliant vantage point of the surrounding area, long long way from being a classed as a big peak, but the climb up and down can be …

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    Tom
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    Swirral Edge

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    This is the easier of two ridge climbs that makes up the horseshoe of Helvellyn. Its bigger brother, striding edge, is on the opposite side of Red Tarn and is …

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    David
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    Rothay park

    Hiking Highlight

    Rothay Park is a popular park situated in the centre of Ambleside, it is surrounded by a dramatic landscape and offers a gateway to some of the most beautiful fells …

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    Brian
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    Walla Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    Great view over Derwent Water with not too heavy climb. Ideal in sunshine.

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    Latrigg

    Hiking Highlight

    Known as ‘Keswick’s own fell’, Latrigg is a must-climb for anyone visiting the town. Despite being one of the lowest fells in the Lakes, the summit affords enchanting views over Keswick, Derwentwater, and down the Borrowdale valley.

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    Dan
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    Blencathra summit 868m

    Hiking Highlight

    Not the biggest fell in the area, but Blencathra provides panoramic views of most of the Northern Lake District. With so many routes up, no matter your experience theres a route for you.

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    Windermere

    Hiking Highlight

    The largest natural lake (actually it's not a lake - it's a mere... hence the name) in England lies within the Lake District National Park and is a paradise for …

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    Daniela

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