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Six of the best Lake District castles

The Lake District is home to a selection of fascinating castles ranging from medieval strongholds to a mock gothic Victorian fort. Here's our guide to the best of them.

Get outdoors and active in the Lake District

Tear the kids away from their smartphone and try an outdoor adventure in the Lake District next half term...

5 Beatrix Potter attractions for kids in the Lake District

Beatrix Potter is best known for her beautiful children’s books which are loved by children everywhere.

Short walks to great views in the Lake District

There's no need to walk far to soak up the tremendous views the Lake District has to offer.

5 best pubs in the Lake District

If your idea of heaven is a pub, then the composers of this song probably never visited the Lake District. Offering the ultimate in relief, refreshment and relaxation, we bring you a guide to the five best pubs available to mortal man, woman, child and hound in the Lake District. Five little steps to heaven.

Christmas in the Lake District

See what's happening in the Lake District this Christmas with our festive events guide.

Lake District bluebell woods

The Lake District is renowned for its bluebell woods. Here's a guide as to where and when to see this iconic flower at its best

Open water swimming in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the best places in the world for open water swimming.

Lakeland's famous Herdwick sheep

Find out more about the hardy Herdwick sheep, one of the most recognisable sights in the Lake District.

Lake District mountains

These are the best mountains to climb in the Lake District, with amazing views from the top.

Lake District breweries & distilleries

Taste your way around the Lake District and enjoy the region's finest alcoholic drinks at these local breweries and distilleries.

Ultimate Lake District activities

From white-knuckle watersports to treetop treks, we've compiled the ultimate activities in the Lakes.
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