Lake District National Park

Towns, Lakes, Mountains and Passes to visit in Lake District National Park including pictures and videos

Also known as the The Lakes, Lake District in England is the largest National Park among the major 15 National Parks in Great Britain. Lake District National Park, the most visited national park in the UK is also home to all the highest land in England that is over 915 metres or three thousand feet above sea level. Windermere, the longest lake in England and Wastwater, the deepest in England are also located in Lake District.

Tarn Hows - Lake District National Park
Things to do in Lake District - Tarn Hows, Tourist Information and pictures Tarn Hows is located in the Lake District National Park boasting charming tarn (lake) and is one of the top scenic destinations in the North West of England attracting over 500,000 visitors each year. The word Tarn refers to a...
Keswick - Ancient Market Town in Lake District
Visitor Information on Keswick, Lake District including pictures, videos and recommended things to do Keswick is an ancient market town dating back to 1276 where Edward I granted the Lord of the Manor of Derwentwater a charter to hold a market on Saturdays. This market became the heart of Keswick and is...
Grasmere - Delightful Village in Lake District
Grasmere visitor information, Grasmere history, things to do in Grasmere, places to visit, and how to get here Grasmere is a beautiful little village, in the middle of the Lake District, with a view of stunning mountains and fells surrounding it. It is a popular tourist destination with plenty of...
Derwentwater Lake Cruise
Derwentwater Lake Cruise/Launch service details, pictures and videos If you don’t fancy the 8 mile walk around Derwentwater, you still have the option of exploring the lake’s scenic beauty by boarding one of the launches from the jetty, just 10 minutes’ walk from Keswick town centre. The charming motor...

Lake District Facts

Total area – 2,292 sq. km or 885 sq. miles approx.
Year of designation - 1951
Population – 41,600 (2011 census)
Annual visitors – 15.8 million annually (2013 survey)
Main towns - Ambleside, Bowness, Coniston, Grasmere, Keswick
Highest mountains
Scafell Pike (978m)
Helvellyn (950m)
Sca Fell (964m)
Mountain Passes -
Honister Pass, Whinlatter Pass, Gatescarth Pass

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