Central Southern Lakes in Cumbria

At the heart of the National Park and a place for all seasons

This area has so much to offer; majestic fells, sparkling lakes, busy thriving Lakeland villages, lots of visitor attractions and places to visit. You can choose to stay right next to all the amenities or find your own rural retreat close by.

Much of this famous South Lakeland landscape falls within the Lake District National Park and where ever you decide to stay beautiful scenery will surround you.

At the heart of this region are the well known holiday destinations of Windermere, Bowness, Ambleside and Hawkshead, with plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and family attractions all close at hand.

A little further north is the charming village and lake at Grasmere and Rydal Water set in a beautiful location surrounded by fells. To the south there are a host of pretty villages waiting to be discovered in lovely rural locations but close enough to the central lakes `Hot Spots' if required.

The central and southern lakes are well placed for touring the Lake District and are ideal for family holidays and couples alike.

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Destinations in Central Southern Lakes in Cumbria

Ambleside & Area

Located right in the centre of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Bowness on Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the most popular locations in the Lake District. Situated midway down Lake Windermere, a long promenade skirts the lake with views over a busy harbour.

Cartmel and Peninsula

Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel is easily accessible, with its winding streets, pretty cottages and medieval buildings.

Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell and is nearby to the Grizedale Forest.

Grasmere & Langdale

Grasmere is a charming village in the heart of the Lake District National Park, situated in a valley surrounded by the lush green slopes of the Lakeland hills.

Kendal and Area

Situated to the South of the Lake District, and only a short drive from the sea, Kendal is especially well placed to cater for everyone's holiday needs.

Kirkby Lonsdale and South East Cumbria

A superb location for those wanting to explore Cumbria and Yorkshire

Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge

Lake Windermere is perhaps the best know area in the Lake District and Windermere village itself is about 1km from the lake.

Things to do in Central Southern Lakes in Cumbria

Lowther Castle and Gardens

Lowther Castle is situated near Penrith, on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park. The castle ruins are scattered around the 130 acres of rural gardens.

Dalemain Historic House and Gardens

Dalemain Historic House and Gardens is situated not far from Lake Ullswater on the north side towards Penrith. `Manor of the Valley' is the meaning of the name `Dalemain' and it describes the settlement brilliantly.

The Glass House Restaurant
The Glass House Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.

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