Welcome to LAKE DISTRICT travel guide, the website that tells you everything you need to know about this beautiful north west corner of England, home to the World Heritage sites of the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall.

At the moment, this is certainly not the time to be coming here. But that shouldn’t stop you from dreaming of places that you’d like to return to or even visit for the first time.

The best known part of Cumbria, of course, is the Lake District but there are plenty of other distinct and alluring areas which comprise England’s third largest county.

Romans, Vikings and generations of farmers have all left their mark on Cumbria’s landscape; painters and writers have been inspired by its glory. Poet William Wordsworth - who was born 250 years ago this year - made his home here, and so did authors Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome and the great Victorian John Ruskin.

There’s a wealth of attractions, a huge choice of places to stay and great places to eat and drink. Seven restaurants in Cumbria have Michelin stars which led The Times, in late 2019, to describe the county as the ‘food capital of the world’.

And there’s a fantastic community spirit, which in crises like this is evident - as all over the UK - time and time again. Wonderful people doing wonderful things. Please take a look at ‘Coronavirus. How Cumbria is supporting its communities’ on the home page.

When the time is right….welcome back to the Lake District and Cumbria.

Changing pictures at the top: Windermere from Loughrigg Fell (Nina Claridge, NC), Black Bull at Sedbergh, Ullswater, Allium at Askham Hall near Penrith, Linthwaite House near Bowness, Derwentwater (NC), The Lakes Distillery at Bassenthwaite Lake, Hadrian’s Wall.

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