1 Lake Windermere

Enjoy the changing seasons and serene views with a cruise on England’s largest lake.

2 Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Langdale

The hikers’ favourite inn – cosy rooms, stone-flagged floors and open fires – has England’s most famous mountains on the doorstep.

3 Brantwood, Coniston Water

John Ruskin’s elegant home and inspiring garden is beautifully sited on Coniston Water.

4 Go Ape, Grizedale Forest

Swing through the trees on an exciting aerial high-ropes adventure course.

5 Via Ferrata, Honister Pass

The Lake District’s biggest thrill sees you scrambling, climbing and hanging on for dear life along the old miners’ route up Fleetwith Pike.

6 Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass

It’s a great day out on the narrow-gauge railway from coast to mountains.

7 Wordsworth House, Cockermouth

Costumed staff and authentic surroundings bring the eighteenth century back to life at the birthplace of William Wordsworth.

8 Carlisle Castle

Cumbria’s mightiest castle dominates the county town.

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