If you haven’t visited the Lake District, this is something that should be on your list of places to visit. It has recently been announced that the Lake District is now a World Heritage Site. When thinking about reasons to visit the Lake District, here are some things to do and places to consider visiting.
What to do in the World Heritage Site of the Lake District
WIth stunning lakes and gorgeous landscapes, the changing of the seasons brings a new look from month to month.
Lake District National Park
With England’s largest Lake, Windermere it also has the highest peak, Scafell Pike. It offers a unique landscape. Offering guided walks, you can join an expert and summit the world famous fell tops, see ancient caves, see the waterfalls, explore historic houses, paddle across the sea and enjoy the gorgeous lakes.
Morning Half Day Tour of Beatrix Potter Country and Places
This tour offers you a chance to follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter. This half day tour starts when you meet your tour guide at your accommodations, I highly recommend Lake District Cottages. The venture then heads to Wray Castle which is where Beatrix Potter spent time as a teenager in her family’s vacation home. Then you will travel to her home and see the villages she visited frequently. All the while learning about her life and her work.
Leven Hall is a family home that features traditional Elizabethan interiors and some of the finest paintings, clocks, and furniture. This exceptional home is available for tours. Look through artefacts from the Duke of Wellington, see the largest and oldest topiary garden, stop into the Leven Kitchen for refreshments and purchase souvenirs from the gift shop.
Whiskey, Vodka, Gin and a Cruise in the Lake District
The whiskey, vodka, gin, and cruise tour through the Lake District takes you through the largest lake to take in the panoramic views of the mountains. It travels on the Kirkstone Pass, which is the highest pass that is open to motor traffic. Following a visit to the Brothers Water in the Hartsop Valley, tour-goers will see the Greenside Lead Mine, followed by a lake cruise on Ullswater. Enjoy a tasting session through the Lakes Distillery. After seeing the Thirlmere, the man-made vast reservoir, followed by the Grasmere, the smallest lake in the district, ending with a serene visit to the Loughrigg Fell.
These are just a few things that you can enjoy visiting the newly acclaimed World Heritage Site of the Lake District.