The Lake District - Derwentwater


Frequently Asked Questions about the Lake District

The Lake District is a popular tourist destination which sees millions of visitors every year. With so much to see, there are so many questions to be answered!

We’ve created a Lake District FAQ where you’ll find a variety of topics covered to help you make the most of your trip to this exceptional region.

What is the Lake District famous for?


The Lake District is known for its beautiful lakes, woods, mountains, and fells, as well as its historical connections to great writers like William Wordsworth, other Lake Poets, Beatrix Potter, and John Ruskin.


Where is the Lake District?


The Lake District is in Cumbria, in the North West of England. London is about 3.5 hours by train away, and Manchester International Airport is about 1.5 hours away.


What food is famous in the Lake District?


Lake District specialities include Cumberland Sausage, Kendal Mint Cake, and Grasmere Gingerbread. Whilst Kendal Mint Cake Liqueur and damson ketchup are just a few new twists on classic flavours.


What are the most popular Lake District attractions?

The top attractions in the Lake District include:

Lake Windermere
Aira Force Waterfall
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Scafell Pike

Find even more things to do in the Lakes here.

Is the Lake District dog friendly?


Thanks to its wide range of open spaces and pet-friendly attractions, eateries and places to stay, the Lake District is the best place in the UK to take your dog.


How many lakes are there in the Lake District?


Believe it or not, there is only one lake in the Lake District – Bassenthwaite Lake!

Although there are technically more lakes in the Lake District, Bassenthwaite is the only one with the word “lake” in its name. Other bodies of water are referred to as tarns, meadows, or waters.

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