This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lake District. To help you make friends with Lake District before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Lake District, England, is one of the country's most beautiful and popular national parks and is a great place to visit at any time of year. The region has recently gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status, ensuring that this mountainous area of lakes and forests is preserved for generations to come. The Lake District has also been home to many famous people, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, who helped to preserve this area from development.
There is so much to see and do in the Lake District with something to suit almost anyone, from hikes up England's tallest mountains to taking a cruise across one of the lakes. You can visit many historic sites including Beatrix Potter's cottage, Hill Top, or do a high ropes course with Go Ape. It's also just nice to explore all the little villages with there picturesque cottages and hedge-lined streets. Good food is easy to find, with a range of pubs and restaurants serving delicious food across the region. And don't miss out on trying some of the famous Grasmere gingerbread.
There is a wide range of Lake District, England hostels spread through the many towns and villages in and around the national park. Most of the hostels in Lake District, England, belong to the YHA (Hostelling International) and are great value for the scenery you can see all around you. Many of the Lake District, England hostels are contained in historic buildings like castles and manors, which make for unique places to stay. Almost all of the villages have a Lake District, England hostel, so you can easily hike from one town to the next; most towns have at least basic services like a supermarket and restaurant. Bigger towns like Windermere and Grasmere have multiple hostels and lots to see nearby. Make sure to pack a raincoat for the rain that regularly rolls in.
Written by local enthusiast for Lake District hostelsStraighty