Local Attractions


To assist you in planning your visit to the Lake District, Hawkshead and Cumbria we have compiled a short list of web sites to help guide you to the many exciting and interesting attractions this unique National Park has to offer.

Hawkshead Village Website

Hawkshead is a picturesque and charming village in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England. The area around Hawkshead offers delightful places to visit, or to stay, with some great hotels and bed & breakfast accommodation. Nestling in the beautiful vale of Esthwaite, Hawkshead is characterised by the cluster of whitewashed houses and is within easy reach of Sawrey, Outgate, Satterthwaite, Grizedale and Hawkshead Hill.

Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest Park,is situated in the heart of the world famous Lake District National Park, Cumbria. Start your day with a visit to Grizedale Visitor Centre and let the friendly staff help you choose your activities for the day ahead. Cycling, walking, Go Ape!, discovering sculptures and way marked trails are all available or create your own adventure.

National Trust in the Lakes

The National Trust is one of the largest land owners in the Lake District and Cumbria and opens many of its interesting places to the public

Hawkshead Flagship Store

"Situated in the heart of Hawkshead, a visit to our original store is the perfect end to a day spent walking, sight seeing and taking in the fresh country air. Come and meet our dedicated team who will be only too happy to help and finish your day off by sampling some of our delicious food in our very own cafe."

Visit Cumbria

A guide to the many attractions and places of interest in Cumbria, The Lake District, England, including historic buildings, lakes, preserved railways, churches, the National Trust, walks, towns and villages, hundreds of aerial photographs, and famous people connected with Cumbria.

Hawkshead Relish

The Hawkshead Relish Company are makers of award winning handmade Relishes, Pickles and Preserves in the heart of the English Lake District. They are all made by hand using traditional methods and the finest ingredients. No artificial flavourings, colourings, preservatives or thickeners are used, just really great fresh ingredients.

Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery

Esthwaite Water is the largest stocked lake in the North West of England, offering renowned top of the water action in true loch style, set amidst breathtaking scenery.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere is England's largest lake, in the heart of the Cumbrian Lake District. They offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours - or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with their fantastic 'Freedom of the Lake' ticket

Lakeland Limited

The home of creative kitchenware, Lakeland's innovative kitchen cookware appliances and utensils are perfect for any contemporary home and their flagship store at Windermere is where it all began.

Historic Sizergh Castle and Gardens

Situated around four miles south of the town of Kendal, it is now owned by the National Trust, although a member of the Strickland family, who have been in possession of the house since 1239, still occupies their ancestral home.

Mountain Goat (incorporating Park Tours & Travel)

offer a range of holidays and tours, both in the Lake District, Cumbria and Nationwide.

Lakes Supertours

offer spectacular and informative Cumbria & Lake District tours including scenic and cultural attractions.

Motorbody Accident Repair Centre

MOT, Bodyshop, Service Centre and approved Coal Merchant in Hawkshead, Cumbria


A simple website detailing places to go and things to see in the Lake District National Park and Cumbria based on personal visits by the author

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