There are more things to do in the Lake District than stunning views and huge bodies of water. You’ll find a collection of brilliant eateries, watering holes, museums and historic buildings. The Lake District really is a walker’s paradise, so leave the car at home and we’ll get you there relaxed and ready for adventure.
Looking for a luxurious weekend in the Lake District? Follow our city guide to get the most out of your trip. At Privilege Executive Cars, whatever you have in mind, we’ll take you from door-to-door in style.
Stay the night -
There are a multitude of Lake District hotels and B&Bs, ranging from modern chic to traditional and cosy.
- Seatoller House - A legend among walkers. It’s a combination of hostel and rural retreat.
- Ambleside Salutation - Step right out on to the main shopping street or track up to knobbly Wansfell Pike, which is also the view from the spa.
- Langdale Chase Hotel - With stunning and exclusive panoramic views of Lake Windermere, this beautiful country house is set right on the lake’s shore.
See the sights -
With such a wealth of beauty, culture and hospitality it isn’t hard to see why the Lake District remains the perfect setting to explore and enjoy. Here’s our favourite local attractions:
- Lake Windermere - Take a cruise ship from Bowness to Ambleside as a non-landing round trip or disembark and stop for lunch.
- Grasmere - The region’s most famous village, occasionally referred to as Gras Vegas by the locals.
- Holker Hall and Gardens - Not only is there house open to explore, but a stunning and award-winning gardens to discover and regular events.
Shop ‘til you drop -
The Lake District is better known for being one of most beautiful places on earth, but the region is also full of pretty towns and villages that are lined with charming independent shops, boutiques and delis.
- Packhorse Court - All of the shops and cafes are independently owned making it the place for speciality shopping.
- Penrith – The town prides itself on its range of small independent shops, stocking everything from books to sweets.
- Grasmere Ginderbread Shop - Pick up some spicy-sweet Grasmere gingerbread from the regions most famous shop.
Dine out -
The restaurants and cafés here are first-class, and promise cuisine that is second to none with views unparalleled across Cumbria.
- Lake Road Kitchen - With an ever-changing menu of delights, the five- and eight-course menus deserve to be savoured.
- The Forest Side - The Michelin-starred restaurant doesn’t just use Cumbrian ingredients, it grows, pickles and forages them.
- This two-Michelin-star flagship in a former blacksmith’s in Cartmel is a world-class restaurant. The tasting menu inspired by the head chef’s 12-acre farm is quite an experience.
Go for drinks -
Are you a walker? Put your feet up, with our guide to the Lake District's best pubs.
- The Masons Arms - A pretty little 1500s pub with roaring fires, beams and views to die for.
- Kirkstile Inn - A snug Tudor inn with award-winning ales and beer garden in Loweswater.
- The Drunken Duck – This pub welcomes everyone, boots and all, and is known for its excellent ales, some of them brewed on the premises.
Get home safely -
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