Welcome to The Lake District


The Lake District, in the English county of Cumbria, is by far the UK's most popular national park. Every year, visitors arrive to explore the region's mountains and beautiful countryside, and it's not hard to see why. Its postcard panorama of craggy hilltops, mountain tarns and glittering lakes has been stirring the imaginations of visitors for generations. Since 2017 it has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in recognition of its unique hill-farming culture.


There are so many outdoor opportunities, from lake cruises to mountain walks, while many people visit for the region's literary connections.  Among the many writers who found inspiration here were William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Arthur Ransome and, of course, Beatrix Potter.


Cumbria has stunning scenery, fresh air and a beautiful coastline. It offers great opportunities for seeing varied attractions, exploring the region’s history, its towns and villages, industrial heritage, wonderful food, local beers and spirits.


Take time to explore, get off the beaten track.


The links below will give you all the information you need about the region, how to get here and explore the area including using public transport.