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Five rainy day things to do in the Lakes

We don’t want anyone to think that it rains in the Lake District…but without the rain, there would be no lakes! So we make the most of rainy days, because there’s so much you can do while keeping warm and dry.

Here’s five of our favourites.

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Beatrix Potter; Peter Rabbit; Lake District; 7 places to visit Beatrix Potter

In search of Beatrix Potter - our tips for 7 lovely places to find Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter is loved by children and grown-ups alike throughout the world. And here in Windermere we are in the heart of Peter Rabbit country, so here’s our choice of the best places to find the spirit of the wonderful writer, illustrator – and natural scientist.

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Lake District Christmas Festivities

Let there be light

The best pre-Christmas festivities in the Lake District

The Winter Droving is a magical festival in Penrith that celebrates all things rural, traditional and fun. The event highlight is a torch lit procession through the town featuring fire, lanterns, masquerade and music and mayhem.

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Ullswater Steamers Boat Ride Lake District

Top Lakeshore walks and boat rides

It’s the LAKE District, folks, so what better way to start a walk than to take a sail across one of our Lakes. It’s the best kind of public transport, with a sense of both romance and excitement added to the anticipation of the walk ahead.

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Red Maple in Autumn Colours Ambleside Lake District

Five best places to see the autumn colours in the Lakes

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,

Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;

Conspiring with him how to load and bless

With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run

If William Wordsworth is the poet best associated with spring, then it’s fellow Romantic John Keats who perfectly captured autumn.

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