Like many of the neat little towns and villages of the South Lakes, Allithwaite village overlooks the vast sandscapes of Morecambe Bay and sits at the foot of some of England's best hill walking country, as well as some famous waterways.
The village is suspected to lie on the site of a pre-historic settlement, given that artefacts dating back over 12,000 years have been found in caves around Allithwaite and Bronze Age discoveries have been made within the village itself. Allithwaite sits on limestone countryside and thrived on farming and fishing industries for the larger part of its history. A church and a school were built in 1865 after generous financial assistance from local benefactor Mary Lambert.
Nowadays, tourists head to Allithwaite to take advantage of secluded, authentic Lake District accommodation that is abundant in the village and surrounding area. Cottages in Allithwaite welcome walkers, mountaineers, water-sports enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the UK and further afield every year, cocooning them in all the home comforts of country life, from open fires to lovingly-nurtured gardens.
In the village there are two pubs, the Kings Arms and the Pheasant Inn, as well as a Post Office, a shop, a wood yard and a number of farms.