In a 19th-century mansion 3 miles north of Windermere on the A591, this is the Lake District's flagship visitor centre. It also has a cafe, an adventure playground, gardens and kid-friendly activities such as archer…
This centralised service handles reservations for all NT campsites in the Lake District. Bookings can be made up to 24 hours before arrival. Online reservations incur a booking fee of £2.50 and must be for a minimum…
The town's tourist office is well run and the staff are very informed. It also sells discounted tickets for the Keswick Launch, and has free wi-fi.
Provides information on the forest and its trails, plus live video feeds of red squirrels and the resident ospreys at nearby Bassenthwaite Lake.
More a souvenir shop than a visitor centre these days, but you'll find loads of leaflets on local activities, and the Bluebird cafe.
Windermere's visitor centre is now run by the outdoor-activity provider Mountain Goat.
The forest's information centre has lots of leaflets and maps covering activities in the forest, as well as a cafe.
This privately run tourist office has stacks of info on the Coniston area, including a schedule of guided walks.
Comprehensive advice on hikes and activities around Ullswater.
The tourist office and the post office are both here.