Useful Information

In this discussion, we cover valuable insights, including advice on the optimal method of travelling to the Lake District, whether by car or public transportation.

We offer a comprehensive weather guide to give you a glimpse of the weather patterns throughout the year.

Additionally, we highlight some of the most commonly seen wildlife in the region so you know what to keep an eye out for.

For those who desire a general understanding, we also provide a brief history of the Lake District.

Getting Here

This discussion explores the pros and cons of reaching the Lake District through public transportation versus renting a car.

We guide how to get to the area from major airports across the UK using public transport.

For those who prefer to drive, we also discuss parking options and how to make the most of your rental car.


This section provides a brief overview of the historical events that have transpired in the Lake District, starting from the Pre-Roman Era and continuing to the present day.

We describe the process of how the Lake District became a National Park, and we also highlight some of the well-known residents and historical landmarks of interest.

Weather Guide

For a general understanding of the weather during your planned trip to the Lake District, refer to our weather guide.

It provides information on the average temperatures, rainfall, and packing tips.

However, it’s essential to keep in mind that the weather in the UK can be unpredictable, so it’s always best to check a current weather guide when preparing for your trip.

Animals, Birds, & Wildlife

The Lake District boasts breathtaking fells and lakes and a rich and diverse wildlife population.

Visitors can expect to encounter various animals and birds, including red and roe deer, otters, osprey, red kite, and the iconic Herdwick sheep.

Our guide briefly overviews each species and the top spots to observe these magnificent creatures.

Cottages in the Lake District

(Fantastic selection of holiday cottages across the Lake District.Available to book now.)