As an idyllic, iconic and popular UK holiday destination filled with history and natural beauty, you probably won’t be too surprised to learn that the Lake District is also very well looked after by the National Trust, with 18 attractions, car parks and places of historical significance to choose from.
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With so much to do and see, surrounded by England’s most breathtaking natural landscapes, what could be better than visiting the Lake District? Well, living there isn’t so bad either! Those of us who have the fells, open countryside, challenging walks and fresh air on our doorsteps every day are very lucky indeed. But how many of us are paying over the odds for the area’s tourist attractions?
‘It’s not called the Lake District for nothing!’
This phrase can be heard regularly around the Lakes in times of extremely wet weather. Looking at the statistics and historical weather reports for the area, it’s easy to see why, even if your only experiences in Cumbria to date have been set to a glorious backdrop of summer sunshine.
In 2018, figures from an OpenTable study suggested that afternoon tea had grown in popularity by 54% from just two years previous. So with the social pastime roaring back into fashion, if your Mother’s lucky this Mother’s Day, you’ll have booked her in for a treat at one of the Lake District’s many hotels and venues offering exquisite afternoon tea packages.