The Lake District
The Most Beautiful Places in Cumbria
We may be a little biased, but we believe that there is nowhere quite as beautiful as the area in which we’re based. With the Lake District National Park as well as parts of the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines, Cumbria really does have it all.
It’s not just our love for our home that makes us think Cumbria is one of the most beautiful places on earth, however. In fact, we did a little research to find out where the UK’s most beautiful escapes are, and discovered that Cumbria accounted for six out of the 71 towns and villages.
As we are based in Grasmere, we know just how beautiful it is. Our hotel sits on the shores of the lake so we get great views of the stunning scenery that makes Grasmere such a beautiful place to be.
The village is well known for its natural beauty and even served as the inspiration for the great poet, William Wordsworth. With 34 mountains and hills as well as six beauty spots, Grasmere ranked at number 16 on our list of beautiful escapes.
Set in the north of the Lake District, Keswick took the top spot of the most beautiful escapes in the UK. It’s not hard to see why when you visit the breathtaking Derwentwater, or the dramatic Castlerigg Stone Circle.
As well as these notable spots, Keswick is also home to 20 areas of green space and 203 attractions and has more than 300,000 tagged posts on Instagram - clearly, visitors to Keswick agree that it is a picture perfect town.
Not far from Grasmere, you’ll find the town of Ambleside, a picturesque little place at the head of Windermere. Its location means that it is perfectly situated for enjoying the lake and taking in the fantastic views across the water.
Ranking number three on our list of beautiful escapes, Ambleside boasts 16 areas of green space and 14 beauty spots.
The village of Hawkshead sits to the west of Windermere, with Esthwaite Water to the south. The village may be small, but it packs plenty in to the area, with attractions such as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, the Fitzwilliam Gallery, and a very popular chocolate shop, the Chocolate Factory!
Despite its small size, Hawkshead still manages to find a spot in our ranking of beautiful UK escapes, placing at position 22 due to an impressive 20,000 tagged posts on Instagram and 21 attractions.
On the River Kent, you’ll find Kentmere, a small village with plenty of natural beauty. With a population of just 159, the village is surrounded by spectacular scenery and is perfectly located to explore the Lakes, with Ullswater to the north and Windermere to the south.
Kentmere is ranked at 33 on our list with three beauty spots and over 42,000 tagged Instagram posts.
Just south of the Lake District is the village of Cartmel, a historic place known for its 12th century priory and sticky toffee pudding! The village is close to the coast, where you can look out across Morcambe Bay towards Arnside & Silverdale AONB as well as Morecambe itself.
Positioned at number 40 in our ranking, this small village has 13 attractions as well as two beauty spots.
Make sure to check out the full ranking, and maybe you’ll find a little inspiration for your next staycation at one of the most beautiful spots in the country.
If you are considering booking for the 16th most beautiful escape in the UK, Grasmere, make sure to check out our luxurious rooms at Daffodil Hotel and Spa.