Lake District – England’s Jewel
The English Lake District boats some of the UK’s finest scenery. Although it covers a relatively small area, the combination of lakes, mountains and forests has made it Britain’s most popular National Park. Whether you like to cycle, walk, or simply relax and view the countryside, the Lake District should definitely be on your bucket list.
Famous names and past residents associated with the area include Beatrix Potter, who donated much of her land and buildings to the National Trust. In addition, the poet William Wordsworth is a notable son of the Lakes, while the walker and explorer Alfred Wainwright is the author of the classic guides to the Lakeland mountains and fells.
Must visit places include Langdale – perhaps the most scenic valley in the UK, the bustling market town of Keswick, and of course, England’s highest mountain – Scafell Pike.