Sunday, December 07, 2008


The English Lake District has been named the British public’s favourite travel destination, beating Cornwall and London to the top spot at the 2008 British Travel Awards ceremony. It’s not surprising really. The English Lake District is one of my personal favourite places and one of the most picturesque areas of England. It looks like a lot of people agree with me. Wastwater, a three mile long lake in the Wasdale Valley area of the Lake District has already been named Britain’s favourite view in a television poll. At 258 feet, it’s England’s deepest lake and is flanked by three mountains, Lingmell, Great Gable and Scafell Pike.

The Lake District is 33 miles wide and 40 miles long and is renowned for its beautiful and spectacular scenery. To this day, thousands of visitors flock to Dove Cottage in Grasmere to see where the famous poet, William Wordsworth lived. No doubt he got inspiration for his poetry from some of the beautiful scenery in the surrounding area. Grasmere is a haven for walkers and cyclists and is also famous for its delicious gingerbread. Bowness On Windermere is one of my personal favourite areas of the Lake District and home to the popular World of Beatrix Potter tourist attraction. The famous writer and creater of characters like Jemima Puddleduck was another famous resident of the area. To read more about Bowness, click on the link shown below:-

Bowness On Windermere

You can find some of my Lake District photos posted in the Flickr album which is located underneath my profile and underneath the Blog Village logo in the left hand column of this blog. Hope you enjoy them!


goa said...

wow thats a beautiful destination.

Jackie said...

The Lake District is worth a visit, sadly I only ever saw it in Winter as we always visited England for Christmas with relatives.

I must admit though Devon and Cornwall stay my favorites because I just love the scenery, the people plus the pubs there.

Boat holiday yorkshire said...

Excellent post.I enjoyed a lot.Could you post more photos?

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Naomi said...

It's certainly is Goa. Thanks for stopping by.

Jackie the Lake District is one of those unique places that is pretty all year round, whether you see it in the summer when all the flowers are in bloom or in the winter when it is covered in a blanket of snow. Devon and Cornwall are two of my favourite places too - for the people and the cream teas and Cornish pasties!

Glad you enjoyed the post Boat Holiday. I'll be posting some more photos for your enjoyment at a later date. Watch this space! Thanks for visiting.

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