Lake District - United Kingdom

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Whopper :

Can n e 1 tell me how 2 get 2 da Lake District from London by train,and any good sites where i can book it cheap.

dsclimb1 :
"use west coast mainline, there are still delays due to de railment, but you will get there."
KateScot :
"Lake District to London uses the westcoast mainline. The trains running on this line are Virgin Trains. Note that following the recent derailment there are still delays. This is a long journey and quite expensive, it is best to book a long time in advance (at least 7 days but months before is best). Try or the Virgin Trains website may have deals. If you are eligible for a railcard (under 26 or a student/disabled/travelling with kids) this will get you 33% off although you will need to pay about £20 for the card. If a group is travelling try group bookings as sometimes you can get 4 for 3 or even 3 for 2. Also consider what you'll do when you arrive! Some of the stations are very remote and it won't be easy to get to your final destination."
Trevor :
"As the others have said, use the West Coast Main Line. Travel from London Euston to Oxenholme (Lake District) where you'll then need to catch another train to Windermere. It's only a short journey. Windermere is the only station actually in the Lake District. From there you can catch a bus to many of the other towns in the Lake District. You can easily walk from Oxenholme into Kendal, it's only a couple of miles and it's downhill; from Kendal you could catch a bus into the Lake District Book train tickets in advance and you can make substantial savings. If you've not been to the Lakes before then be aware that it gets extremely busy during peak times such as weekends, public and school holidays - be prepared for queues and lots of people. "
Princess :

I have no idea what the Lake district is like, but hear it is beautiful. Has anyone got some opinions about where the best place to go is. I've seen a few stations in the area, but how do you know which one to go to. We only want to go for a weekend, so we won't be able to fit much in. Any suggestions?

fireman sam :
"lake windamere is the largest lake and pretty good looking... i have been many different places, so hard to tell you which one to go to... the best thing to do is just go, anywhere you go you will enjoy the weekend and have a relaxing time... no part is bad :-) if you fancy a bit of fun while there, try climbing scafell or hellvelyn."
"You gotta see the lakes and Ulverston where Stan Laurel was born see the Museum, Stan Laurel. Weekend is long enough you will be out of pocket and bored if you stay longer..."
"Lake district is spectacular. Have a good un!"
Knownow't :
"There are lots of places to visit....the big tourist area is of course Windermere, where you can cruise the lake, visit lots of shops, but for the best areas you need to go out of the way....I would suggest you go to Keswick station if you like hill is near to many interesting walks, do a bit of research before you will love it, if only for the Windermere for the tourist bits, and Keswick for the more remote areas....lots of pubs or bed and breakfast places to stay in....and don't forget the camera. If you like major towns with Castles and shopping centres then go to either Carlisle or Penrith."
neil desperandum :
"Windermere with it's beautiful lakeside setting is a good place to make your base. It's a small town on lake Windermere, with a good choice of accommodation and a few shops and pubs. You have Ullswater (another lovely lake) and the Kirkstone Pass ( a spectacular hill climb road) nearby. Wastwater, Hardknott fort and the Wrynose pass are all worth a look as well, but are a bit further away. You'll have to pull on those walking boots and do some rambling at some point. If you do, I would advise sticking to the valley walks and lower slopes unless you are an experienced walker. I find the views are just as lovely down in the valley as they are from the tops. The Lake District contains some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, so I'm sure you will enjoy it."
claire :
"It's been years since i last went to the Lake District but when ever i went as a child with the family we'd always rent a Log Cabin in a little place called hartsop fold if i remember correctly it's near to Windemere where there's a large lake also visit a place called Glenriding (i think that is the right place) there is a lake i believe is called ullswater that is nice to visit and is the place where the BBC filmed a TV series called The Lakes i was lucky enough to be on holiday once there when they were filming some of the series the area is surrounded by mountains hills and fells a lot of them will be on your door step if you stay out of Windemere you may also wish to visit Kendal where they make Mint Cake and where they have a pencil factory if you go to Grasmere you can visit Dove cottage home of the poet William Wordsworth" :
"Hi. Why not try looking on Enjoy England ( On here you will be able to find all the information you need on Lake District. There are some really charming villages and towns in the Lake District. Blessed with beautiful scenery Ambleside, set at the head of Lake Windermere is one of the jewels of the area. Grasmere is perhaps best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found". Coniston is a good base for walkers and climbers. The Monk Coniston estate, owned by the writer Beatrix Potter and bequeathed to the National Trust on her death, stretches from Coniston to Skelwith Bridge, and includes the famous beauty spot, Tarn Hows For more information try this link:"
minerva :
"stick to windermere if you only have a weekend. B&B in bowness..visit ambleside, grasmere and coniston if you can. it is beautiful and varied. very green..usually some rain. nice little villages..lots of walking..Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and Wordsworth museums or houses to visit."
Tim D :
"A good choice and a glorious corner of the country. Just bear in mind that it's also the wettest!"
Maid in Cornwall :
"It doesn't matter where you go in the Lake district, it's all Beautiful, honest, I love Ambleside, as my youngest daughter lives there."
Paul :
"If you go to either Windermere, Oxenholme or Penrith, you can buy a ticket on the Stagecoach Buses valid for 1, 3 & 7 Days (Something like that - see - This will enable you to explore the Lakes at you own will. Depending on when you go depends on what the scenery is like - its gorgeous in the Autumn when the leaves are changing =). Try the website for more info"
Angel :
"You must go, it's a beautiful part of England."
Bio-Hazard :

I�ve been to most of the lakes in the UK Lake District now, I seem to prefer Ulswater the most,, does anyone agree or maybe have another preference ??? Was there today the water was lovely.

oadbywonder :
"you wet sod"
Jude :
"We used to go to Keswick, I think that's near Derwentwater, but haven't been for over 20 years so I don't know what it's like now."
saorsie :
"u lucky dog."
corky :
"Super stretch of water."
Felicity O :
"Try the western lakes if you want to get away from tourism. Crummockwater, Loweswater,Wastwater. Bassenthwaite is also relatively unspoilt. Get yourself a map which shows the unclassified roads and take off on one of them. Explore. I grew up in the Lake District and places like Windermere appalled me, but the view round the next corner could be breathtaking. Get out there and do it."


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Date: 2008-02-05 13:31:08

Came across this Bed and Breakfast Lake District place recently and have now discovered he's a blogger as well... Fantastic place to stay in the Lake District if you need Bed and Breakfast.

Date: 2008-02-05 13:31:08

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