Bracing breaks in the Lake District; Alice Grahns; MoneyWeek

UK – The English Lake District

With its rolling hills, picturesque mountains and beautiful lakes, the Lake District has plenty to offer, says Alice Gråhns.

The Lake District in Cumbria was awarded World Heritage Site status in July, the first of the UK’s national parks to be put on Unesco’s list. With its rolling hills, picturesque mountains and beautiful lakes, it’s not hard to see why. The Lakes provide a welcome relief for city dwellers looking for respite from “packed tubes, congested roads and pollution” and to take “a lung-cleansing blast of fresh autumn air in the wilds”, says Julian Robinson in the Daily Mail. If you’re coming from London, a “stunning waterfront hotel, bracing walks, sumptuous food and scenic boat trips” are just a five-hour drive away.

The grand Lakeside Hotel is a perfect spot to hole up. 

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