21 Jul the lake district
the lake district is englands largest national park and is not a world heritage site. home to stunning natural beauty and countless activities, the lake district is the perfect uk staycation or corporate retreat location, no matter the time of year or what you want to enjoy, it has it all.
where to stay
gilpin hotel has 28 beautiful lakeland view rooms on offer, some with hot tubs, some even have their own ensuite spa and there is a 6 bedroom lake house that exclusively enjoys 100 acres of grounds. this hotel also has two restaurants for you to choose from; the michelin starred, four aa rosette hrishi, which offers british cuisine with a twist and laid-back gilpin spice serving tapas-style pan-asian dishes.
armathwaite hall hotel and spa
this hotel is a wonderful luxury spa hotel in the lake district, set in 400 acres of deer park and woodland. activities on the estate include archery, clay shooting and tennis. you will be spoilt for choice with dining options including the lake view restaurant, courtyard bar and brasserie, afternoon tea and cocktail bar.
long valley yurts
if you are looking for something a bit different, long valley yurt is a great place to start. with 5 lake district locations to choose from you will be able to find your perfect setting. the beautiful and cosy yurts are all decorated with a moroccan inspired theme, some great features include skylight, wood burning stove, comfortable beds with feather pillows and duvets and even a game box if the weather isn’t up to par!
this fully refurbished gothic mansion sits in 43 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with spectacular views. each of the 20 bedrooms are luxuriously decorated and range from cosy, to superb to master and even have dog friendly options. not to be missed is their award winning restaurant which is designed to be a reflection of the very landscape in which it sits.
what to do
- scarfel pike, synonymous with the lake district scafell pike is the highest point in england.
- castlerigg stone circle, an interesting collection of boulders dating back to neolithic period (think stonehenge)
- low gillerthwaite field, an accredited ‘dark sky discovery site’, one of the best place in england to view the night sky
- walking with wolves, inspirational journey through the lake district learning about conservation
- take to the water on lake windermere, from sailing to waterskiing to kayaking
- have a tipple, the lakes distillery has plenty of experiences to enjoy