5 Things to do in the Lake District this Bank Holiday Weekend

Castlerigg Stone Circle is one of the most visually impressive prehistoric monuments in Britain, and is the most visited stone circle in Cumbria.

It’s warming up for a beautiful bank holiday weekend in the Lake District– the lake has started to sparkle, the blossom is out and the locals are shedding their winter fleeces!

Now is the time to plan a get-away-from-it-all break in the Lakes and there’s lots going on. We’ve created a ‘Top Five’ activity weekend that will tick all the boxes – relaxation, culture, food, fun and festival.

1. Indulge

Local Produce

Local Produce

Friday, 4th May: Arrive at your chosen bolt hole and find one of the hundreds of cosy pubs and inns that are serving hearty mouth watering local produce washed down with   your chosen real ale or a hearty glass of red. A good choice of local establishments can be found in The Good Dining Guide.

2. Explore

Lowther Castle

Lowther Castle

This weekend sees the official opening of Lowther Castle & Gardens as it open to the public for the first time in 70 years. The castle and gardens at Lowther stand on a limestone escarpment at the Northern edge of the Lake District National Park.

3. Cruise

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises

Take a leisurely late afternoon cruise – enjoy the late afternoon sunshine on England’s largest lake, right here in the heart of the Lake District.  Windermere Lake Cruises offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours.

4. Culture

Keswick Jazz Festival

Keswick Jazz Festival

Why not book yourself a Sunday Stroller ticket for the Keswick Jazz Festival. With over 100 events between 3rd and 6th May, there is a huge variety of traditional and mainstream jazz from internationally acclaimed artists.

5. Splash

Low Wood Bay Watersports

Low Wood Bay Watersports

Book a learn-to-wakeboard session at Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre. A team of enthusiastic and experienced instructors using established training methods will have you gliding across the top of the lake within your first session. For those who enjoy a more leisurely pace, why not hire a canoe or kayak and discover the parts of the lake inaccessible by car.

So, still time to throw a few things in your weekend bag and head of to your country retreat.

2 thoughts on “5 Things to do in the Lake District this Bank Holiday Weekend

  1. All good ideas, but we only had 5 places on the list. They have some great places in the Good Dining Guide which serve some fantastic real ales and we plan to cover hiking soon.

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