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Things to do in the Lake District

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Discover the best attractions and activities that the Lake District has to offer

Being one of the top tourist destinations in the UK, the Lake District has an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year.

There are an abundance of attractions and activities in the Lake District that everyone will love.

Walk or cycle around the incredible countryside, with routes suitable for all ages and experience. Canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding are available on Coniston Water, or go rock climbing at Kendal’s Lakeland Climbing Centre.

The historic Lowther Castle and the intriguing Coast Aquarium in Maryport offer something to do for the more leisurely visitors.

You will be spoilt for choice with attractions in the Lake District, no matter your age, tastes or interests.

  • Alpacaly Ever After

    Alpacaly Ever After

    Based on the edges of Derwentwater at the beautiful Lingholm Estate, is Alpacaly Ever After, a unique and delightful experience for any animal lover. Take these friendly characters on a walk around the scenic estate or, if you are visiting the Lakes Distillery on a weekend, why not meet the alpacas and their babies? Make sure to book to avoid disappointment.

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  • Fishing on the Eden

    Border Game Angling

    Border Game Angling is based on the river Eden in Cumbria UK and offers a professional fly casting tuition and guided fishing service, available on a full-time basis, with fully qualified and insured AAPGAI and FFI Master certified casting instructors.

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  • CBA Events

    CBA Events

    Activity providers on the beautiful Graythwaite Estate on the shore of Windermere. On-site activities include 4×4 off-road driving in Land Rover Defenders, clay pigeon shooting, archery, stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, RIB rides, wakeboarding, bushcraft and more.

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  • Crag's Adventure

    Crags Adventures

    A small, family-run outdoor activity company based in the Lake District. Activities are ghyll scrambling/canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing and dry scrambling. Age limit is from 9 years upwards and they cater for families, couples, groups of friends, stag and hens etc.

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  • Dove Cottage

    The Lakeland cottage was once the home of well-known English poet, William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, and was where he wrote some of his most famous verses.

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  • Lake District Wildlife Park

    The 25-acre park houses over 100 different species of animals, including zebras, meerkats, and anacondas, as well as a variety of endangered animals such as gibbons and Asian fishing cats.

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  • Windermere

    Lake Windermere

    As the largest natural lake in England, its not surprising that Lake Windermere is a popular attraction, with visitors from all of the world flocking to its shores to take advantage of the extraordinary views as well as the many outdoor pursuits.

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  • Lakeland Motor Museum

    A unique museum housing a collection of over 30,000 exhibits, featuring over 140 classic cars, a range of tractors, cycles, engines and more.

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  • Ravenglass Railway Logo

    Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

    Explore the Lake District by traditional steam train on the oldest narrow gauge railway in England.

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  • Suzanna Swims

    Suzanna Swims – Open Water and Wild Swimming

    Enjoy the beauty of the Lakes from a new perspective! Suzanna guides swimmers of all abilities around some of the best wild swimming and open water spots in the area, providing a thrilling alternative to the usual Lakeland activities.

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