Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Beautiful British Holidays in the Lake District

For a break from the fast paced lifestyle of the UK’s cities, many flee to the serene and breathtaking surroundings of the Lake District. Many people look for travel destinations outside the United Kingdom, though there are many destinations within the UK that will make for a phenomenal holiday. The beautiful Lake District is one such destination. Tourists that come here are lured to this magnificent gem as it is close enough to reach for many local visitors but still far enough away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Things to do
The Lake District has gained popularity with people from all walks of life seeking a relaxing holiday near the lakes shores. Activities here include water sports and adrenalin adventures such as canoeing, kayaking and wind surfing. However for people looking for something quieter there are various parks and trails that you can go on either on foot or your bicycle. This will give you the opportunity to take in the scenery amongst the natural beauty of the lake and surrounding wooded area.

Family Fun
A holiday in the beautiful Lake District is ideal for the whole family. There are many activities appropriate for all ages. Children can go swimming, biking and hiking in the area. Since many families flock there every year, accommodation in the Lake District is usually child friendly and hence comfortable and safe. For families that are more adventurous, there are various campsites that will give you the opportunity to have some outdoor fun with the family.

Couple’s retreat
This is also a great destination for a couple looking for a romantic break. There are many quaint cottages in the area that would be ideal for a getaway. You can go on long walks scenic surroundings; enjoy multiple couple spa treatments and breathtaking views while having dinner in this picturesque town. There are also many places to go swimming and the evenings provide many fun events to enjoy.

Food and Drink
Apart from the beautiful natural surroundings, the social atmosphere in the area is fun and vibrant. There are many pubs and restaurants where you can go to enjoy a meal after an activity filled day. You’ll be able to find some traditional, wholesome meals as well as experience some fine dining in the local inns and restaurants. Visitors will also find that they are able to buy locally made foods at the farmers markets such as preservatives and breads. One can even travel to the local breweries and try a glass of ale.

Few places can measure up to the beauty that you will find in this area. The lakes, panorama of mountains and hills make it an incredibly rich area to visit. It’s no wonder that so many people travel here to experience it. Not only is it remarkable, it is also filled with history and culture. So, instead of worrying about the stresses of travelling abroad, why not consider a trip in the beautiful British Lake District? It is well worth the effort.

This is a guest post from John at, a guide to the best things to see and do in the Lake District.

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