You heard it here first folks, staycations are the new vacations, and if you haven’t yet visited the Lakes, it should be top of your destination list. Thanks to the abundance of stunning natural scenery, the welcoming nature of the local people, and the overall relaxed vibe, the Lakes is the perfect place for winding down. But if that doesn’t persuade you, here’s 5 reasons why you should visit the Lake District:
Food glorious food
Sampling all that the Cumbrian countryside has to offer is nothing short of a delight. With so many local watering holes and eateries to delve into, Cumbria truly is the place to be if you’re a foodie. Be it classic pub food, or something a little more up market, the Lakes has it all!
If you’re a keen photographer, the Lakes is definitely the place for you! The endless landscapes, stunning wildlife and breath-taking views make it a photography dream, be it amateur or professional.
From beer festivals to bonfires, there’s an event for everyone in the Lakes. Take inspiration from the season by visiting Beatrix Potter at Hill Top and have the opportunity to see the very place the writer lived. If delving into the culture of the Lakes isn’t your cup of tea, there’s also a huge range of historic pubs ready to serve you craft beers and home-brewed ale.
It’s a little luxury
Visiting the Lakes gives you the opportunity to spend some time relaxing, indulging in a little me time and looking after yourself. Renting a cottage is the best way to see the lakes, consider a National Trust property! Not only does it give you the freedom to do whatever you please, but lots of properties come with free standing baths or hot tubs, perfect for that little bit of luxury living. Look to holiday companies like Lakelovers to find your dream resting place, from romantic boltholes to picture-postcard luxury and everything in between, there’s something for everyone.
Peace and Quiet
Going to the Lakes gets you out of the hustle and bustle of daily life and means you can hopefully steal a moment or two to yourself. Submerging yourself into tranquil surroundings naturally leads to a feeling of calm, and what better way to do that than in the beautiful setting of the Lake District.