The dramatic fells and majestic lakes of the English Lake District are now deservedly a UNESCO world heritage site. 
At just under 2 hours drive from Manchester and Liverpool, the Lake District is fantastic option for a short break and a chance to immerse yourself in natural scenery unique to ‘The Lakes’. 

The Lake District is dotted with incredibly quaint villages and imposing fells, little wonder the region has been home to famous artists, writers and poets such as William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Thomas de Quincey. Take a row boat out at Grasmere, home of Wordsworth or drive the Kirkstone Pass between Ambleside and Patterdale (weather  permitting) and reward your bravery with a cream tea at either end. 

Base yourself at a luxury hotel courtesy of Secret Escapes and go exploring the fells. Walkers are spoilt for choice with craggy peaks such as Helvellyn, Great Gable, Skiddaw and Scafell listed as some of the best known hikes in England. 

A relaxing, luxury break in the Lake District really is the perfect tonic for urban based fatigue thanks to incredible views and a super-chilled ‘Lakeland’ pace of life. It’s truly a wonderful place to explore. Having scaled a peak or strolled around a lake or two, rest your weary legs in the hotel spa or refuel in the hotel restaurant. Many Secret Escapes deals include fine dining and spa treatment options, please click on a hotel deal below for more information.