Holbeck Ghyll in The Lake District
Holbeck Ghyll, one of the top luxury Lake District hotels, is located between the lakeside towns of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, only a five minute drive from Windermere village.
Set in many acres of stunning woodland and outstanding natural beauty, it is an oasis of calm far removed from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
The hotel sits high above Lake Windermere, ensuring spectacular views of England's longest lake and some of the Lake District's best known peaks, including Coniston Old Man, the Langdale Pikes and Scafell Pike.
Windermere, at 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, is the largest natural lake in England, and is fed by numerous rivers.
Bowness-on-Windermere - Lakeland's most popular holiday resort - is an excellent centre for boating activities, with over 10,000 boats registered.
The village of Windermere grew around the Windermere railway station, about a mile and a half from the lake. The village was originally called Birthwaite, but the railway company decided to call the station after the lake.
Hilltop - The Home of Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories in this little 17th Century house and it has been kept exactly as she left it, complete with her furniture and china. There is a traditional cottage garden attached. A selection of her original illustrations may be seen at the Beatrix Potter Gallery.
Windermere Lake Cruises
Windermere Lake Cruises - the most popular attraction in Cumbria. Windermere is England's largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. Lake cruises range from 45 minutes to 3 hours.