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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.




 

  Attractions

Ravenglass And Eskdale Railway

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

01229717171

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
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 0DB

 

Allan Bank And Grasmere

National Trust - The loveliest spot that man hath ever found.
Allan Bank
Ambleside
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
Cumbria
CA12 5XJ

 

Wray Castle

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

 

Tarn Hows FREE

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

 

Ambleside And Windermere FREE

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

 

Hawkshead And Claife Viewing Station FREE

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

 

Muncaster Castle

Historic castle with plenty of family activities.
Ravenglass
Cumbria
CA18 1RQ

01229717614

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
Cumbria
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.
Ambleside
LA22 0EW

 

Ravenglass Roman Bath House

English Heritage - The remains of the bath house of Ravenglass Roman fort, established in AD 130.
Ravenglass
Cumbria
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
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5XN

 

Steam Yacht Gondola

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

 
 

  Parks

Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone.
Lake District
Cumbria
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
Ambleside
Cumbria
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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