Get Inspired / Europe / England Lake District, England - Highlights Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / England Lake District, England - Highlights story by: Inspire UK & Ireland The Lakes district is all about the Lakes, National Parks and getting back to basics - here are some of our top recommendations in the area: Situated at the heart of the Lake District, Windermere is England's longest lake and most well known. The lake is very popular with visitors as the bustling towns of Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside all nestle on its shore. The lake offers a plethora of water-based activities including wake boarding, sailing, swimming or even a leisurely cruise. A historic haunted castle with beautiful gardens framed with rhododendrons and dramatic views of England's highest mountain and the Lake District fells. The World Owl Centre reveals a thrilling insight into these mystical creatures. Enjoy the daily Meet the Birds show and the wildlife spectacle of Heron Happy Hour. With the Meadow Vole Maze, playground, gift shops, café, church, plant centre and more along with great special events throughout the year, Muncaster is well worth a visit. Thirlmere is a pretty, clear lake with a wooded shoreline and is best enjoyed from the west shore which winds its way through the trees. The views around the lake up to Helvellyn and Dollywagon Pike are impressive Grizedale Forest is a haven for wildlife. It’s home to the only remaining indigenous woodland herd of red deer in England. as well as roe deer, buzzards, barn owls and red kites, from the Grizedale Red Kite reintroduction programme. > Click here to view all of our HOT deals to the UK and Europe > Check out our cheapest flights to the UK and Europe here Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.