Enjoy your holiday in the Lake District with this handy practical guide. Through the use of special-interest tours in the books, travellers are able to get a good idea of the geography of the area before exploring it in an interesting way, giving people some surprising choices for what to see and do, that they might not have thought to consider normally. Includes: * Special Interest Tours: Writers and Artists, Wordsworth, Houses & Gardens, Heritage & History and Gourmet * Recommendations on the best of the outdoors including suggestions on walking, cycling, horse riding, climbing, walking and cruises * Best Towns and Cities -- includes Ambleside, Cockermouth, Windermere, Coniston, Grasmere, Kendal, Keswick, Penrith and Whitehaven * Full colour with fold out map
Table of Contents
20 Favourite Moments. 1 Strategies for Seeing the Region. Strategies for Seeing the Region. 2 The Best Full-Day Tours. Lake District in a Long Weekend. Lake District in One Week. Lake District in Two Weeks. 3 The Best Special-Interest Tours. Beatrix Potter. William Wordsworth & the Lakeland Poets. Best Houses & Gardens. Lake District for Foodies.8 Lake District with Kids. 4 The Best Regional Tours. Central Lake District. Where to Stay & Dine. East Lakes. Where to Stay & Dine. North Lakes. Where to Stay & Dine. Western Lakes & Cumbrian Coast. Where to Stay & Dine. South Lakes. Where to Stay & Dine. 5 The Best Town Tours. Ambleside. Where to Stay & Dine. Bowness-on-Windermere. Where to Stay & Dine. Cockermouth. Where to Stay & Dine. Coniston. Where to Stay & Dine. Grasmere. Where to Stay & Dine. Hawkshead. Where to Stay & Dine. Kendal. Where to Stay & Dine. Keswick. Where to Stay & Dine. Penrith. Where to Stay & Dine. Ulverston. Where to Stay & Dine. Whitehaven. Where to Stay & Dine. 6 The Great Outdoors. Best Walking. Best Cycling. Best Outdoor Sport & Adventure. Best Watersports. The Savvy Traveler. Before You Go. Getting There. Getting Around. Fast Facts. Lake District: A Brief History. Lake District Cuisine. Index.
Louise McGrath, a freelance writer and editor, has lived in England, the USA, Colombia, Spain and now Northern Ireland. She's written/updated several guidebooks to Portugal and Ireland as well as dozens of guides worldwide for Whatsonwhen.