Ideal for Sightseeing
Approx. 7hrs 2mins (from Germany)
Approx. 6hrs 21mins (from Cyprus)
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There's countless places to visit and all very beautiful in their own right. Here's a small selection to whet your appetite.
Take a boat trip on Lake Windermere, England's longest lake or for the seriously energetic climb Scafell Pike England's highest mountain. Whatever your comfort zone, the Lakes' offer outstanding scenery and lots of things to see and do outdoors.
Lake Windermere has been a major tourist attraction since the arrival of the railway in the mid-19th century. Stroll the quayside at Bowness-on-Windermere and hop aboard a boat for a scenic tour around the lake and its 18 islands. It's well worth the effort.
Tarn Hows is a manmade combination of three pools and one of the national park's top beauty spots. Owned by the National Trust, it's a beautiful area for taking a stroll and stopping off for a picnic along the shore.
Ullswater is surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery. The lake is the second largest in England at seven and a half miles long, but is less than a mile across. Stop off at Glenridding, it's a small village located at the foot of Ullswater, and whilst it's a popular starting point for walkers and climbers, you can catch steamers from here and hire rowing boats. There's also a selection of shops to stock up on provisions.
Wherever you choose to head for in the Lake District, your guaranteed beautiful scenery and the locals would have you believe it's just as pretty in bad weather. As the weather can be so unpredictable and sunshine cannot be guaranteed there's an outside chance that you might get to find out!
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