Well renowned for the scenic lakes, fresh air, greenery and mountains, the beautiful Lake District is the perfect staycation for those looking to get away for a well-deserved break from everyday life. Located in Cumbria, most of the region is included in Lake District National Park. Travelling to the lakes is viable by train or car (if you fancy a fun road trip).  

    Perfect for couples, singletons and families, here are the top 5 best views in lake district that you do not want to miss on your trip to the lakes!

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    Lake Windermere

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    A sprawling tourist town and one of the busiest lakes, Windermere is in South Lakeland, Cumbria. The lake is 16 kilometres long and the picturesque views do not disappoint. You can explore the park with Windermere Lake Cruises which also serves as a ferry between points. If you opt for the ferry, the Windermere viewpoint is beautiful.  The local town is heaving with hot spots to eat, drink and fun activities, such as bike rides or visiting the local aquarium. The locals are friendly, and make you feel very welcome to explore their town!

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    Wray Castle

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    If you’re into historic buildings, you have got to visit the National Trust – Wray Castle. It is one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District! A Victorian neo-gothic building that has only recently (since 2011) been opened to the public on a regular basis. Some history – 180 years ago, a surgeon and heiress from Liverpool began building a castle that would only ever have to defend itself from the Cumbrian weather! However, it was given to the National Trust in 1929. It is evident the owners loved nature as the castle is snuggled by tall trees and flowers. Wray Castle also has another claim to fame – the author and artist of The Tales of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter, stayed in the castle to celebrate her 16th birthday with her family.

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    Helvellyn

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    Between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater, Helvellyn is one of the highest peaks in the English Lake District and takes around 6 – 7.5 hours to complete the entire walk (see image above for a sneak peek). It is the most popular hikes for those who hike professionally or casually! Please note, the walk can be dangerous in bad weather conditions so it’s important to take care and double check the weather before you head out. If you’re interested in staying nearby, check out some of the cosy cottages nearby Helvellyn.

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    Aira Force Waterfall and Ullswater

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    A beautiful waterfall set amongst ancient forests and remodelled glades. Aira Force is a natural playground for kids to have endless fun and explore until their heart is content! The Aira Force Waterfall drops from a height of 70 feet through a rocky ravine. The roar of the waterfalls is soothing and makes for a mesmerising background when taking images and videos to share with family and friends. It is one of the best places to go in the lake district.

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    Scafell Pike

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    We have saved the best for last! Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, at an impressive 978 metres above sea level. The incline is pretty intense so your calves will be in for a burn but the surprise view of lake district at the top is well worth it. There are several paths though the most popular is to begin at Wasdale Head, to the North of Wast Water. The magnificent view is breathtaking and is a great one for the memory bank!

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