5 Things To Consider On Your Romantic Getaway To The Lake District

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For many people, there are few places more romantic in the UK than the Lake District. After all, it plays host to stunning lakes, rolling hills, a truly majestic landscape and a plethora of small intimate bistros and restaurants from which to indulge in a romantic meal with your loved one. These are just some of the things that can make the Lake District the perfect place for your romantic getaway. 

You are never really at a loss when it comes to finding romantic things to do in the Lake  District, but if you want to make your getaway even more special, we have compiled a list of the five activities to consider. 

Romantic poetry

Is there anything more romantic than poetry? Dove Cottage on the outskirts of Grasmere is a must for any romantic trip to the Lake District. Home to William Wordsworth, one of the seminal figures of the Romantic poetry movement, the area served as inspiration for many of his poems, and it isn’t difficult to see why. The Wordsworth Museum is situated right next door as well to help you make the most of your visit. 

A romantic boat trip

Taking a boat trip on one of the many lakes for which the area is so famous is the perfect way to take in the views. Whether you opt for Lake Windemere, set amongst the stunning hilltops and misty crags, Derwent Water in Keswick surrounded by woodland or any of the other lakes, you will not be short of romantic surroundings. 


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Stroll hand-in-hand

For most people, no visit to the Lake District is complete without talking a walk to really appreciate the wonderful spectacle that mother nature has provided. Whether you want to climb the heights and admire the views with the one you love or take a gentle stroll along the side of a lake, there are walks to suit every ability, so you are sure to find something to suit. Why not make your walk even more romantic by packing a picnic full of some of the fantastic produce the Lake District has to offer. Just don’t forget a flask of something warm as well!

One thing to remember before you head off on a walk is that the weather can change rather quickly, so it is important to check the weather forecast and pack some waterproofs.

A classic date

There is no escaping from the fact that the Lake District is also well known for its inclement weather. Fortunately, there are plenty of things to do to escape from the rain. Why not consider a classic date with a trip to one of the many smaller, and more intimate picture houses that you will find in the area? From the Alhambra in Keswick to Zeffirelli’s in Ambleside or even the Royalty cinema in Bowness-on-Windemere, you can enjoy the latest blockbusters in the intimate surroundings of a cinema steeped in history. 

A romantic meal out

Outside of London, Cumbria has the most Michelin stars of any area in the UK – 15 stars spread across 13 establishments. It is also home to the only 3-star restaurant in the north of the country. With lavish surroundings and delicately balanced combinations of flavours, they offer the perfect setting for an indulgent night out.

Drawing on incredible local produce, you will also find some absolutely fantastic alternative places to dine out in the Lake District, from intimate bistros to Michelin star establishments, steakhouses to award-winning vegetarian restaurants, you may find that you are completely spoiled for choice. 


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