Top 5 Places To Visit In the Lake District in 2015

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At Sally's Cottages, we love creating beautiful Lakeland experiences and to help you decide where to go, we've put together a top 5 of the best places to visit in the Lake District and Cumbria.

Bowness-on-Windermere boats1) Take a cruise on Lake Windermere

Windermere is the largest lake in England and stretches for over 10 miles between Ambleside and Newby Bridge. Bowness-on-Windermere is a favourite for tourists and here you can hop on a boat trip around the lake taking in its 18 islands. Click here for our cottages in Windermere.

2) Visit Wordsworth's House in Grasmere

This pretty, white cottage near Grasmere was the famous poet, William Wordsworth’s first home in the Lake District. Now owned by the Wordsworth Trust, visitors can view Wordsworth's belongings, including his ice-skates, passport, a pair of his reading glasses and a portrait of one of his dogs, Pepper, a gift from writer Sir Walter Scott. Step into Wordsworth’s half-wild garden which he fondly called his 'domestic slip of mountain’, and experience what inspired some of his greatest works. Visit our cottages in Grasmere here.

Langdale over Blea Tarn

3) Take a walk in Great Langdale

A favourite for fell walking enthusiasts, Great Langdale has some of the most famous treks in the Lake District. Take on the Langdale Pikes and journey across the spiky hills on the valley's northern edge or for the more experienced, take the circuit along Crinkle Crags and Bowfell. View our cottages nearby in Ambleside here.

Autumn dawn over Buttermere

4) Stroll around Buttermere

Buttermere and its twin lakes, Buttermere and Crummock Water, are overlooked by a stunning backdrop of Lake District fells. This area tends to be quieter than the other lakes and less touristy, perfect if you are looking for peace and relaxation. View our cottages in Buttermere here.

5) Climb Helvellyn via Striding Edge

We recommend you start the route up Helvellyn in Glenridding or Patterdale. Helvellyn is 3,117ft high and known for its twin ridges, Striding Edge and Swirral edge which were created by glacial activity during the last ice age. You'll encounter drops and steep climbs so this is one for more experienced climbers. Browse our cottages in Patterdale and Glenridding here.