Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history
Through the doors
... of Lake District history. Though famed for breathtaking scenery, it’s easy to overlook the remarkable objects hidden indoors that reveal the intriguing history of this fascinating place.
Amazing days out
Whether it's a challenging hike on the fells, a fascinating historic story, a delicious treat in one of our cafés or a pint in our pub, the Lakes has a huge variety of exciting things to do all year round.
Experience the great outdoors
Take a break
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World Heritage Plan
We care for this iconic landscape and we're supporting the Lake District bid for World Heritage Site status in 2016. 25 of the area's organisations have formally endorsed this bid. A copy of the plan, nomination document and ideas to get involved can be found on the World Heritage website (external link).
Gondola girl anchored on Coniston
Steam Yacht Gondola’s onshore team have welcomed a new member of staff – with a very special story to tell.
Claife Viewing Station
We've opened a new cafe in the courtyard at Claife Viewing Station. Open all year round, tuck into fresh baking, drinks and Ferryman's lunches. Perfect for popping in to relax after you've explored the south lakes.
Raising the range at Townend
The sweet smells of baking will at last rise through the historic range in Townend’s kitchen, thanks to generous donations to the Lakes Appeal.