The Lake District is one of the most beautiful and celebrated places in Britain, loved by artists and tourists alike. The autumnal colours make it a breathtaking place to visit during the months leading up to Christmas. Stay in one of our Lake District hotels and spend time away from it all, taking in the stunning scenery, clean air and delights of the country.
The main attraction in The Lakes is definitely the acres of walking areas available for hikers. Pick up a walking guide from any Tourist Information and set out, ready to experience the beauty of Britain!
Experience The Autumn Colours
The abundance of trees in The Lake District make the colours of autumn particularly outstanding. The Gardens at The Brockhole Visitor Centre are filled with orange, yellow and red leaves in the autumn and overlook the famous Lake Windermere. Taking a boat trip on a crisp autumnal day will mean that the water acts as a mirror, reflecting the bright colours of autumn all around you. An inspirational experience!
Visit Coniston Water and The Home of John Ruskin
The National Park is home to sweeping mountains and deep lakes and you can easily spend all day outside enjoying the scenery. Consiton Water is a 5 mile long lake, lying beneath the mountain which is aptly named The Old Man of Coniston. The nearby village is home to cosy pubs and shops. In Brantwood, on the eastern side of the lake, visit the home of John Ruskin, a famous British artist from the Romantic Period.
Relax in a Cosy Pub
Take a break from outdoors and visit a delectably warm watering house with a roaring fire, great beer and filling food. All to make you nice and toasty! Some of the best include General Burgoyne in Great Urswick, which is known for its delicious local produce, and Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel Hikers Bar in Great Langdale. This is the perfect stop after a long walk and welcomes muddy boots and hungry hikers. Fill up on sausages and mash, hearty soups and great British grub!
Explore The World of Beatrix Potter
Visit Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s 17th century cottage in Ambleside. Here you will find a house still very much alive with the tales of Peter Rabbit, Gemima Puddleduck and Mrs TiggyWinkle. Explore the vegetable garden and the beautiful surrounding countryside, getting an impression of where Miss Potter’s inspiration came from. Great for children and adults alike, this is a fantastic place to buy any Peter Rabbit themed gifts, ready for those Christmas Stockings!
Go Wild on a Treetop Safari
For some ape like fun visit Treetop Trek in Brockhole. The 35 treetop challenges will have you swinging and climbing through the woodland canopy. A great way to see the autumn colours up close and the world from a different perspective. During wintertime you can even visit the forest scene during the dark hours. An exhilarating experience in perfectly safe hands!