Visit Lake District

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Photo by: Bigstockphoto

Traveling in England is one of the many choices by many backpackers. Not only is this place rich in history but it is also surrounded by the goodness of Mother Nature. Now if you are someone who loves exploring the wilderness, swim on rivers and lakes then Lake District in Cumbria is the place for you! ff you are considering on spending a holiday or vacation here, here are some things that you need to know about this place.

Lake District is the largest lake in England and it stretches more than 10 miles. It is seated between Ambleside and Newby Bridge in Windermere. Here you can visit the 18 islands around the lake via boat trip. Now if you want the ultimate adventure you can visit the following:

Visit the Wordworth’s House in Grasmere

This cottage was the first home built in Lake District. It was owned by the poet, William Wordsworth but is now owned by the Wordsworth Trust. This cottage contains plenty of memorabilia by the previous owner including his passport, a pair of his reading glasses, his ice-skates, portrait of Pepper the dog, and many others. This cottage also contains a half-wild garden where the poet was believed to write many of his poems.

Borrowdale, Buttermere & Honister Slate Mine

This landscape is naturally painted by cob cottages, green fields and the likes. It is surrounded by Buttermere and the twin lakes Buttermere and Crummock Water. The Honister Pass is also home to the last mines in Lake District.

Great Langdale

If you like hiking then you will enjoy the Great Langdale. This is home to Lake District’s best hikes where many experienced hikers enjoy. The Langdale Pikes is a great place to hike since it is made up of hills on the valley’s northern side but many hikers enjoy the Crinkle Crags and Bowfell as they are seated in one of the best views.

Beatrix Potter’s house at Hill Top

If you love writers then you will be happy to know that there is a farmhouse on top of hill owned by writer Beatrix Potter. She bought this house in 1905 where she wrote more stories about Benjamin Bunny. The house is now owned by the National Trust after her death in 1943.

The Shores of Derwentwater near Keswick

Take time off your adventures and enjoy the shores of Derwentwater. This is also said to be Beatrix Potter’s favorite lake. Perhaps you will find it as relaxing as she did.

So these are the top five places that you can visit in Lake District. If you love scenic places, beautiful and historic houses as well as good food, then this is the place to be. Of course you can explore more of this place once you are there. So if you are planning to visit England, make sure to include Lake District as one of the places you should go to. Make sure to take lots of pictures as too! Nothing like a good adventure and memories in one of the most beautiful places on this side of that planet, don’t you agree? So enjoy and good luck!