Thursday, 28 January 2016

6 Reasons Why I Want A Holiday In The Lake District This Year

There are many places that I would love to visit this year. The British Isles is just a small part of a much bigger world!

But, despite the relatively small size of the UK, there is still much I'd like to see here! This year, I would love to have a family holiday in the Lake District.

So, what is it about this part of Britain that makes for such a compelling holiday destination? Let me share with you six reasons why this is a place you need to visit for your next holiday break:


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1 - It's a beautiful, unspoilt part of England

First of all, I should point out that the Lake District is such a stunning and breathtaking place to visit! It's not packed full of houses, office buildings and other stuff you'd see in a town or city.

The Lake District offers peace, tranquility, and relaxation at any time of the year. Of course, there is also plenty to see and do there. That's just as well if you've got a family in tow as I have!
2 - Lake Windermere

Did you know that Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England? It's around 11 miles long by just under one mile wide and is in the shape of a ribbon.

Many people enjoy sailing on its calm and beautiful waters each year. And that's something I'd like to do as well!

3 - The Lake District looks incredible in the air

You can spend a lot of time venturing out into different parts of the Lake District by foot. By far, the best way to appreciate its beauty is by looking at it from the air! No, I don't mean going to Google Earth!

Pleasure Flights Ltd does some amazing helicopter fly-overs of the Lake District. It's a brilliant way to take some fantastic photos as memories of your holiday there.

4 - It's a hiker's dream

Few unspoilt parts of the UK are popular with hiker than the Lake District. Head over to Great Langdale, for example, and you could go hiking on the Langdale Pikes. I know plenty of families that have gone hiking there and loved it. Hiking is one of those things you can enjoy alone or as part of a group.

5 - Honister Slate Mine

Given that we live in such a rainy part of the world, you'll sometimes need indoors activities to do. One perfect example is the Honister Slate Mine. You get a guided tour of England's only slate mine and it'll be an experience to remember. It's a great way to gain insight into the subterranean world of mining.

6 - Beatrix Potter's house

Are you a fan of Beatrix Potter? Almost everyone will have read her books, including The Tales of Peter Rabbit. You've got a chance to visit the farmhouse where she penned some of her best work. It's now owned by the National Trust, and you'll spot many things in her house used in her illustrations.


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  1. We have friend sin the Lake District and absolutely love it there. We're spending a weekend there in early Feb on our way to Scotland and I just can't wait! x

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