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Things to do in Lake District National Park

The largest National Park in England and Wales, located in Cumbria and world famous for its stunning lakeland and mountain scenery. The Lake District has something for everyone to enjoy, outdoors and indoors for young and old alike

Are you looking for things to do in the Lake District? We've got plenty of great ideas for you and places to go in your leisure time.



Ravenglass And Eskdale Railway

Welcome to Lakeland's oldest, friendliest and longest most scenic railway.
CA18 1SW


Recommended by Jerry Hannah, Warrington


Adventure Peaks Climbing Wall

Welcome to Ambleside Climbing Wall - Indoor climbing in the heart of the Lake District.
101 Lake Road
LA22 0DB


Allan Bank And Grasmere

National Trust - The loveliest spot that man hath ever found.
Allan Bank
LA22 9QB


Great Langdale FREE

National Trust - Spectacular walking, scrambling and climbing country.
near Ambleside
LA22 9JU


Borrowdale FREE

National Trust - Spectacular and varied lakeland landscape around Derwentwater.
near Keswick
CA12 5XJ


Wray Castle

National Trust - Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds.
Low Wray
LA22 0JA


Tarn Hows FREE

National Trust - Majestic views and peaceful walks in beautiful countryside.
LA21 8EL


Ambleside And Windermere FREE

National Trust - Family fun and adventure in the heart of the English Lake District.
near Windermere
LA22 0EY


Hawkshead And Claife Viewing Station FREE

National Trust - Classic south Lakeland countryside with views of the fells and lakes.
near Hawkshead
LA22 0NT


Muncaster Castle

Historic castle with plenty of family activities.
CA18 1RQ


Recommended by Tanya Gould, Lancaster


Go Ape! Grizedale

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure.
Hawkshead, Cumbria
LA22 0QJ


Hardknott Roman Fort

English Heritage - This remote and dramatically-sited fort was founded under Hadrian's rule in the 2nd century.
Hardknott Pass
LA20 6EG


Ambleside Roman Fort

English Heritage - The well-marked remains of a 2nd-century fort with large granaries, probably built under Hadrian's rule.
LA22 0EW


Ravenglass Roman Bath House

English Heritage - The remains of the bath house of Ravenglass Roman fort, established in AD 130.
CA18 1RW


Honister Slate Mine

A unique award winning experience, England's last working slate mine and England's first Via Ferrata.
Honister Pass, Borrowdale
CA12 5XN


Steam Yacht Gondola

National Trust - Unique coal-fired steam yacht, over 140 years old.
LA22 9QZ



Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone.
Lake District
LA22 0QJ


White Platts Recreation Ground

Extensive recreation area in the town centre run by Lakes Parish Council in association with Horton Leisure Management.
Compston Road
LA22 9DJ


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Didn't find anything? Why not try further afield?

Workington (20.6 miles)
Dumfries (45.1 miles)
Newton Stewart (63.7 miles)
Keswick (8.2 miles)
Silloth (28.8 miles)
Carlisle (29.5 miles)
Penrith (19.4 miles)
Alston (35.4 miles)
Haltwhistle (42.9 miles)
Whitehaven (19.4 miles)
Douglas (59.6 miles)
Peel (65.8 miles)
Map directions
Middleham (54.5 miles)
Darlington (62.9 miles)
Barrow in Furness (25.6 miles)
Morecambe (32.2 miles)
Blackpool (46.2 miles)
Kendal (18.4 miles)
Lancaster (32.5 miles)
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