The North’s 4 Most Stunning Lakes

If you are planning to visit the UK in search of beautiful lakes, there are many possibilities. The Northern region offers many stunning lake views and amenities so if your trip takes you to the North, you will be pleased with any of these lakeside destinations

  1. Buttermere in Cumbria

Buttermere is regarded by many to be one of the most beautiful of all The Lakes. It lies at the tip of Cocker Valley and offers a wide range of breathtaking views. It is a smaller lake in contrast with others but the smaller size and the area offers fells and waterfalls.

Boat hire is also available in neighbouring areas, for those who want to see the lake up close.

  1. Grasmere

Grasmere is one of the most popularly visited lakes in the Northern UK region. The village offers a number of shops, restaurants and pubs, and Wordsworth’s gravesite is located nearby as well. There are many walks surrounding the area that follow the shores of the lake, and boat hire is available during the warmer months

  1. Windermere

Located in the Lake District, Windermere is the largest lake in all of England. It is more than 10 miles long and offers a host of activities throughout the year. There are many accommodation options, as well as cafes and shops in the village of Windermere, giving you the ideal holiday opportunity.

  1. Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite Lake is located just northwest of the village of Keswick and is the only lake that is classified as an ‘official lake’ in the entire Lake District. The area surrounding Bassenthwaite is also classified as a National Nature Reserve. There are a number of different walking trails located around Bassenthwaite, and on crystal clear days you can see all the way to Scotland.

If you are looking to take a lake holiday, the UK’s northern region offers a number of options. Breathtaking landscapes and views await you when you choose to travel to this area, and you will find many lake activities as well as amenities in the region.

This article was provided by Southlakeland Holidays, offering holiday breaks at six different parks and pitches for touring caravans. Visit them at to learn more.

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