South Lakeland in the Lake District is known all over the world for its astounding natural beauty and unique, vibrant culture. With lots to see and do, South Lakeland is a huge draw for anyone who appreciates the natural world.

Did you know?

In 1895, visitors to Windermere could walk across the lake, as it was completely iced over for six weeks.

There’s so much to enjoy right here in South Lakeland. The towns Kendal, Ulverston, Windermere, Ambleside and Kirkby Lonsdale; And also villages Grasmere, Coniston, Hawkshead and Sedbergh all offer their own unique experiences. Shop till you drop; eat, drink and be merry; or just relax and get away from it all.

As well as the beautiful environment surrounding the area, there are hidden gems too. Like the steam trains that trudge up and down the steep railway – great fun for little and big kids alike.

But not everything in South Lakeland is about gorgeous scenery or adrenalin-fuelled fun. There’s nothing more relaxing than exploring the many characterful markets in South Lakeland’s traditional market towns.

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Children & Families

Situated in the Lake District National Park, South Lakeland essentially has the country’s biggest adventure playground, right on its doorstep.

The Lake District is jam-packed with amazing adventures for everyone, from tots to teenagers. Choose from Go Ape, Lakeside and Haverthwaite’s steam railway, The World of Beatrix Potter, Lakeland Maze Farm Park, and many more.

Plus, there are more than 50 play areas – all completely free.


South Lakeland has great access to the M6. And there are regular buses and trains to the surrounding areas. So whether you choose to live in South Lakeland, or to visit as often as possible, you’ll have no problem getting around.

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