The Lake District is the perfect place to spend your summer holidays. Our welcoming towns and villages are set in a most magnificent and unique landscape of lakes, mountains, forest and fells, offering the perfect backdrop to your holiday.
With summer comes the longest days of the year, giving you hours and hours to explore and enjoy all that the National Park has to offer.
From the simple pleasure of walking, to taking to the water in a hire boat or maybe trying out some of our more adrenaline-fuelled activities such as tree top scrambles, zip wires or mountain bike trails, there is something for everyone.
Our towns and villages offer great shopping and entertainment with great venues such as ‘The Theatre on the Lake’ at Keswick and the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, where you can catch a movie, see a great stand-up comedian or book for one of the many live gigs from rock to pop, rap, country and blues.
Part of any holiday treat is dining out. The Lake District boasts some of the best restaurants and pubs in the country, with four of our chefs having won a prestigious Michelin award. L’Enclume in Cartmel is also the 2017 Good Food Guide’s number one establishment. With cosy pubs, boutique bistros and chic wine bars, the Lake District has got them all.
Spend summer in the Lake District
Explore the Lake District and the attractions, events and places to eat and visit this summer - take a look at our collection of Lake District cottages for summer to find your perfect place to stay in the heart of the action.