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).
Join a skyride
We've joined up with Skyride at lots of our places to bring you the best, organised bike rides for all the family.
An SOS to Save our Sidney
Steam Yacht Gondola's team are sending out an SOS to Save our Sidney - he's the figurehead which gives Gondola her distinctive look.
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.
We're having a rotten time at Townend
Imagine what it feels like to press against a 400 year old solid oak beam and feel it crumble beneath your fingers. We're dealing with wet rot at Townend.