The Lake District is said to be one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world and why wouldn’t it be with rolling hillsides, dramatic mountains and a vast array of lakes and rivers that cover the lush green landscape of ‘The Lakes’.
The Lake District, the UKs largest national park (it's a whopping 880 square miles, count 'em!) gained national park status in 1951 and is managed and maintained to protect the landscape and promote enjoyment of this beautiful region. Located in Cumbria in the north west of England, the Lake District runs from Lindale in the south to Caldbeck in the North, and Shap in the East to Ravenglass in the West and is the destination for millions of tourist who every year come to enjoy the hiking, sailing and horse-riding that the park's famous for.
The Lake District is also world renowned for its famous writers, poets and artist that have drawn inspiration from it, many even setting up homes in the area. Beatrix Potter is probably the most famous of these who used her garden at Hill Top as the backdrop for the children’s books that featured Peter Rabbit and his sisters. Another famous figure was William Wordsworth, he of the 'Daffodils' fame. A museum pays tribute to his literary acclaim in the small village of Grasmere. The piece was written about the now famous fields and woods that surround Grasmere and that in the spring time come to life as an array of daffodils produce what can only be described as a spectacular array of yellow.
We can recommend a number of small towns and villages which have much to offer in the way of local food and drink, check out Hawkshead, which is considered to be the prettiest village in the Lake District and is home to local favourite Hawkshead Relish. Their 'Passion Fruit Curd' is delicious!
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