This guide to the Lake District is part of a brand new and highly anticipated series from Insight Guides. Whether you are on a relaxing weekend break or an active family holiday, this guide is ideal for on-the-spot use. The Lake District's Top 10 attractions are recommended so you can be sure you will see the very best of this well loved and well walked area, from its gleaming lakes and tarns to picturesque abbeys and stone circles. You will also find plenty of fascinating facts and tips throughout the guide to help you make the most of your stay, highlighting places with excellent views, activities for children and more. There are 8 irresistible walks and tours specially designed to suit every interest and taste, taking you through the poetic landscape of high green fells, clear waters and quaint villages. All routes are timed and accompanied by easy-to-follow maps for stress-free navigation and feature hand-picked places to eat, drink and shop en route. You will also find special features on what makes the Lake District unique: its prestigious literary heritage, local festivals and wonderful array of wildlife, to help you truly get to the heart of this area.
There are plenty of diverse ideas for active pursuits and themed holidays, ranging from Pony and Llama trekking, walking, and fell running, to cookery and spas, including contact details to help you book activities in advance. There is also practical information covering transport, entertainment and tips for travellers with disabilities. When it comes to accommodation this guide covers everything from family-friendly B&Bs and basic youth hostels to luxurious country-house hotels. All listings provide full contact details and an indication of price range. Alongside all this invaluable information is vivid full-colour photography, so whether you are new to the Lake District or a repeat visitor, this is a truly indispensible companion for your trip.