Enjoy the calming influence of the Lakes.
A weekend or short break in the Lake District will definitely keep you satisfied, especially when you stay at a warm and cosy Best Western Hotel.
The stunning scenery and splendour, will hold your imagination captive as it has done with countless poets and writers over the centuries. From Beatrix Potters' tales about Peter Rabbit to Wordsworths daffodils, a Lake District holiday will allow your imagination to run free.
The Lake District National Park is actually made up of 19 individual and tranquil lakes and 25 peaks! These are some of the deepest lakes and highest mountains in Great Britain.
The Lake District is the perfect base for any short holiday break. Visit the imposing thirteenth Century Muncaster Castle and its famous owlery, take a nostalgic railway journey on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway that cuts through the dramatic scenery or take a leisurely Lakeland cruise.
So what is there to do in and around the Lake District?
It literally has something for everyone; hire a bicycle for the day to allow you to see more, take a horse out for a trek to see the Lakes from a higher viewpoint, walk their hills or take a walk on the wild side at the South Lakes Safari Zoo.
If all that sounds too strenuous, relax and enjoy a days fishing on the award winning Lakes, visit one of their stunning gardens, fall in love again (or for the first time!) on the wonderful beaches, or take a magical cruise aboard the Teal on Lake Windermere to get a stunning perspective.
Ambleside, Keswick, Ullswater, Kendal and Cockermouth are just a short distance away and offer their own unique character that will guarantee to please.
Fancy travelling a little further afield?
The bustling bright lights of Blackpool are just an hour away, Morecambe, Merseyside and Carlisle are all close to hand too if you use the Lake District as a hub for your short break.
The 885 square miles of the Lakes District National Park will dazzle and delight in equal measure.
Stay at a local Best Western hotel in the Lake District
If you're visiting the Lake District National Park why not stay at a Best Western hotel. We've hotels in beautiful locations from Kendal - the gateway to the Lakes, Ambleside and Bowness near Windermere in the heart of the Lake District, and Keswick near Derwent Water in the North.
Things to see and do in the Lake District National Park:
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