Must-see attractions in The Lake District

  • Elterwater

    The Lake District

    Named by Norse settlers after the colonies of whooper swans that still swoop across its surface every winter, Elterwater (literally 'swan lake') presents…

  • Hawkshead Grammar School

    The Lake District

    In centuries past, promising young gentlemen were sent to Hawkshead's village school for their educational foundation. Among the former pupils was a…

  • Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

    The Lake District

    Directly opposite Abbot Hall, this museum recreates various scenes from Lakeland life during the 18th and 19th centuries, including a farmhouse parlour, a…

  • Galava Roman Fort

    The Lake District

    The foundations of Ambleside's ruined roman fort, built c AD 79, can be seen just west of the Waterhead jetties. The land is now owned by the National…

  • Bridge House

    The Lake District

    The town's best-known landmark is Bridge House, a tiny cottage that spans the clattering brook of Stock Ghyll. Now occupied by a National Trust shop, it's…

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